Dr. Heller hails from Pottsville, Pennsylvania (home of America’s oldest brewery). He received a Bachelor’s in Science (Cum Laude) from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. He obtained a dual graduate degree from The Ohio State University – a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a Masters of Science in Veterinary Pathobiology.
Following graduation from Ohio State, Dr. Heller completed an internship at a specialty hospital in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He participated in rotations in cardiology, radiology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, neurology, as well as other disciplines. During his internship, Dr. Heller was able to gain firsthand experience with veterinary specialists as they tackled numerous complex cases. This background further strengthened Dr. Heller’s ability to treat your pet’s illness.
In addition to practicing traditional veterinary medicine, Dr. Heller is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. He completed his studies at the Chi Institute with the world-renowned acupuncturist, Dr. Shen Huisheng Xie. To obtain certification in Veterinary Acupuncture, Dr. Heller completed 130 hours of intensive coursework. He is presently advancing his knowledge of Chinese Herbal Medicine by completing further studies at the Chi Institute. He is very excited to incorporate principles of eastern veterinary medicine into his practice when applicable.