Animas Animals

560 Sundance Circle
Durango, CO 81303


Dr. Heather Perkins with a dog



Dr. Heather Perkins


Dr. Heather Perkins earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.

After graduation she practiced in Northern California treating horses, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, and exotic animals. At a practice in the rural city of Big Bear she continued serving clients with small and large animals until 2011.

Dr. Perkins expanded her training at the Chi-institute of Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and became certified as a veterinary acupuncturist in 2010. She learned advanced pulse technique, homotoxicology, food therapy, tuina, and the use of essential oils working with Dr. Karlene Stange in Durango, Colorado.

Dr. Perkins also studied Bowen therapy with Carol Bennett of Durango. Bowen uses as series of gentle movements made by the practitioner’s fingers on muscles. A soft tissue release sends neurological impulses to the brain through the nervous system to stimulate healing. Heather enjoys the outdoor activities in Durango, including: rock climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking with her family as well as yoga and pilates.