How it all began: As a very young woman, (before going to college) Dr Doyle kept a few dairy goats. One of her does had a chronic problem with abscesses of the cervical (neck) lymph nodes. For months she followed the treatment instructions of her conventional veterinarian, which consisted of iodine flushes and antibiotic injections, to no avail. As soon as one abscess healed, another would appear. She went to a local farmer friend who she had heard was exploring a treatment modality called homeopathy. He suggested two remedies, but she only gave one. After administering the remedy one time, an abscess which was just beginning to form stopped before it matured and simply shrank and went away. Clearly that was a gift not to be ignored!
Dr Doyle graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, she went to work for the Hopi Tribe in northern Arizona as the director of their veterinary services program at Hopi Veterinary Service. She stayed there for two years, during which time she studied and practiced homeopathy, acupuncture and conventional medicine. There was a lot of cattle and horse work there, as well as dogs and some cats.
In 1990, before the creation of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, Dr Doyle attended two three-day seminars in veterinary homeopathy which were presented by Dr. Richard Pitcairn.
In 1991 she was certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Also in 1991, Dr Doyle relocated to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. She started her own veterinary practice, doing house calls and farm calls, continuing to study and practice homeopathy and acupuncture.
From 1991 to 1994, Dr Doyle was editor of the newsletter of the local-regional homeopathic study group.
In 1993-4, Dr Doyle took the Professional Course in Homeopathy which is offered by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.
After four years on the road making house calls and farm calls, Dr Doyle opened a clinic in Berkeley Springs, WV in 1995. Over the years it became clear that homeopathy is the modality through which she gets the best results for her patients. Rather than having mediocre results in both modalities, she chose to focus on mastery of homeopathy, leaving acupuncture to its masters. She continued to increase her homeopathic practice and now she treats virtually all of her medical cases with homeopathic remedies. She continues to offer low-cost spays and neuters.
In 2012, Dr Doyle was a speaker at the annual conference of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.
Dr Doyle lives with her human daughter as well as non-human family members in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.