From Karee Weber
I began to pursue homeopathic healthcare
for my animals about eight years ago, out
of desperation. At that time my Siberian
Husky and English Setter were experiencing
‘allergic’ symptoms. I saw countless
allopathic vets, spent thousands of dollars
on tests, and subjected my animals to frightening
and painful procedures, in an attempt to
get an answer and hopefully some relief
for them. Each vet arrived at the same conclusion,
my animals were allergic, and cortisone
was the treatment of choice. It never felt
right to me, but without an alternative,
I had no choice but to give them the steroid
medication. Of course this was not curative,
it merely alleviated symptoms for a very
short time. And without the steroids, the
dog’s symptoms were worsening over
time. Even I could see this and the vets
agreed, and recommended increasing the doses
of steroids. At the same time they mildly
cautioned me of the side effects of steroids.
I knew the animals were in trouble, yet
I did not know where to turn.
One day while
seeing my own osteopath, I approached the
homeopathic practitioner who shared his
office suite, begging him to treat my dogs.
He agreed to work with me, but suggested
that there was a veterinary homeopath in
a nearby state that may be a better choice.
Of course I was skeptical about working
with someone who was 700 miles away, but
I was also desperate. After contacting this
practitioner by phone, I was surprised to
learn that it was not necessary for a homeopath
to see the animals, because careful questioning
by the practitioner and observations from
me were the keys to successful treatment.
Slowly I began to learn, and eventually
believe in, homeopathic health care. This
required me to literally ‘throw out’
countless misconceptions that I grew up
with and clung to, being the daughter of
an allopathic physician. My learning curve
was slow and I repeatedly flew this insightful
veterinarian to our area to ‘examine’
my animals. I laugh now, in retrospect,
because it was not important to HER to see
my dogs, but it was critical for ME to have
her look at the animals. She knew this,
and complied to ‘help me on my journey’.
Over the course of time, this wonderful
homeopathic practitioner and I became good
friends and as a result she unselfishly
referred me to Dr. Levy, feeling that he
would be able to treat my animals more objectively.
I am forever grateful to her for wisdom,
patience and caring.
I have now
worked with Jeff Levy for nearly four years.
He has saved the life of my German Shepherd
puppy, which now enjoys excellent physical
and mental health (see Belladonna
in Chronic Disease), has greatly improved
the quality of life of my 15-year-old English
Setter and restored sanity back to our entire
household. It is so apparent that at each
appointment Jeff gives 110% as he works
with me to find the correct remedy. He possesses
a true gift of insight/intuition that is
rare, but common to all healers. In addition,
my work with Dr. Levy has educated me to
be an astute observer, to develop better
communication and trust with my animals
and allows me the piece of mind knowing
that they are experiencing a very deep curative
response at each step of their treatment.
I have never personally met Jeff Levy, and
I know that it is not warranted. In fact,
just two years ago, Jeff was teaching in
a nearby city. I did not even attempt to
arrange a meeting for the animals. (Just
a few years ago I would have pleaded with
him to see us.) The relationship is working
perfectly now, Dr. Levy is ‘batting
1000’ for my animals.
homeopathic treatment is the single best
thing I have ever done for my animals. It
is far less expensive, less stressful for
me and more pleasant for the animals. Changing
a lifetime of beliefs and misconceptions
was challenging at times, but I could never
raise animals any other way. I trust Jeff
Levy implicitly; in our lives he has been
a godsend. I remain grateful for his commitment
and expertise. I feel so strongly about
my experience, that I am happy to discuss
it with others. Feel free to contact me.
From Gail Pope
BrightHaven is a non-profit and holistic
animal retirement retreat in Northern California.
We accept animals primarily over the age
of 16 years and some with a recommendation
for euthanasia after conventional treatment
has failed to help.
has been our medicine of choice for some
years now and we are proud to work with
some of America’s finest homeopathic
veterinarians. We felt honored when Jeff
Levy agreed to join our team and are delighted
that we can now report great progress in
the health of his BrightHaven cat, dog and
We, of course,
work entirely by telephone and have been
incredibly impressed with Doctor Jeff’s
ability to probe deeply into the character
and temperament of his patients whilst showing
a deep understanding of their complex physical
symptoms. Working by telephone with such
a sensitive and competent prescriber is
invaluable and almost completely eliminates
the need for stressful veterinary visits
for our animals.
Thanks so much Doctor Jeff!!
President – BrightHaven (www.brighthaven.org)
And “Marissa”, “Morgan”,
From Laura Maddock
Dr. Jeff was recommended to me by Gail Pope, Founder and Director of Brighthaven Animal Retreat. Gail knows veterinary homeopaths. If she says someone is good, they are good, and Gail told me that Dr. Jeff is one of the best. One thing that Gail said, which really caught my attention, was that Dr. Jeff loves the difficult cases. Just what I needed, because my cat Oscar was a difficult case.
I am a believer in natural healing and homeopathy, so that part needed no convincing. I know how well natural healing, in general, works, and I know how well homeopathy works. The trick is finding someone who is a good homeopath, because it is one of the most difficult healing disciplines to master.
As usual, Gail was right. Dr. Jeff knows his stuff. He is part scientist and part intuitive artist, and he is an excellent teacher. Not only did he help Oscar live a better quality of life for the rest of his days, but he educated me every step of the way. He answered all of my questions like a good teacher would.
Oscar did not survive his disease, but he would not have lived as long or as well if I had proceeded with Western medicine. I will always be deeply grateful for Dr. Jeff’s help with Oscar, and grateful for all the good days that Oscar was able to experience under Dr. Jeff’s care.
Dr. Jeff is now working with my other two cats, Stella and Francie. Stella was incapable of socializing into a family—to the point that she was unadoptable at the shelter. I have always had good luck with difficult animals, but Stella was incorrigible. After nearly 5 years I was beginning to think that she would never come around. Under Dr. Jeff’s care, Stella has blossomed into a sweet and well-adjusted cat who can tolerate her once-hated roommate Francie.
Dr. Jeff’s work with Francie has been invaluable as well. Francie had developed both physical and emotional conditions, and she has made excellent progress under his care. I never cease to be amazed at Dr. Jeff’s depth of knowledge. My gratitude runs deep for the help he has provided for my beloved cats.