Why use herbs when there are established treatments for so many medical conditions? Herbs represent additional tools in the veterinary toolbox that are most often safe, amazingly effective, and often easy to administer.  Rather than having harsh side effects, plant medicine is nourishing. Actually, much of what humans know about herbs, we have learned from observing the animal world, who innately know how to self-medicate from what grows around them. Herbs are effective for both chronic and acute conditions, even as first aid treatments. When you wish to avoid the use of steroids, antibiotics or even some surgeries, herbs offer a safe & effective alternative.


Monica Y. Chapman, DVM

Mojo Medicinals, LLC

Monica graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She practiced in conventional private practices in Virginia for 10 years and has spent the subsequent 15 years in public practice at the Fauquier SPCA, most of those years as Veterinarian-In-Charge, practicing medicine and surgery, caring for the shelter animals and providing high quality, low cost spay/neuter services for the general community.

Dr. Monica has always been interested in herbal medicine and began her formal training in 2012, studying under Teresa Boardwine, RH(AHG) in Sperryville, VA, completed certification courses in Foundations of Western Herbal Medicine and Apothecary (medicine making) in 2013, and worked as an intern with Geo Derick Giordano, MSc, RH(AHG). Recently, she completed a Graduate Degree in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine at the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT), studying under Dr. Barbara Fougere, a world leader in integrative veterinary medicine.

Dr. Chapman provides western herbal consults, individualized herbal formulas and can work with your regular Veterinarian to integrate botanical medicine in a holistic approach to help restore health and vitality.

Contact Dr. Chapman at to find out how herbal medicine can help restore your pets mojo.