Meet Dr. Regina M. Downey, DVM, CVA, CVMMP
Dr. Regina Downey hails from the beautiful Jersey Shore one of six Downey children of Marty, an engineer, and Helene, a schoolteacher. Dr. Downey graduated from the University of Georgia-Athens College of Agriculture in 1979 summa cum laude and the University of Georgie-Athens College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, Phi Kappa Phi, in the top 5 percent of her class.
Dr. Downey has certifications in classical homeopathy through the British Institute of Homeopathy, NAET (Nambudripods Allergy Elimination Treatment), Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) through the International Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Bicom bioresonance through Regumend, certification in Applied Kinesiology through Standard Process, and Tui Na, Veterinary Medical Manipulation, and Veterinary Acupuncture, certifications all from the Chi Institute.
Dr. Downey has been a practicing veterinarian since 1983, beginning her career at a veterinary practice in rural Virginia. She later matriculated to Massachusetts where she opened Coastal Animal Clinic in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1990, a hallmark practice that set itself apart from area clinics for its compassionate and high-quality patient care.
When she heard that a feral cat population was overwhelming the waterfront in nearby Newburyport, Massachusetts, she became the first volunteer veterinarian to establish a spay/neuter and routine health-care program for the Merrimac River Feling Rescue Society (MRFRS). During that time Dr. Downey developed a working relationship with Dr. Roger DeHaan, a holistic veterinarian and published author, whose practice she purchased in 1993 and who later became her mentor. From that point on, her holistic certifications grew exponentially.
In 2005, Dr. Downey sold Coastal Animal Clinic then opened Holistic Animal Healing Clinic in 2007, to offer a truly integrative practice in an intimate non-threatening setting. Dr. Downey reconfigured the floor plan and transformed the former residence into the handsome clinic that it is today. Purposefully unassuming, skittish, or nervous pet enter Holistic Animal Healing Clinic with no reservations because of the homey appearance, atmosphere, and friendly reception.
Dr. Downey is a sought-after lecturer and speaker for her knowledge, experience and successful outcomes using alternative treatment especially Bicom. In 2021, she provided a virtual lecture/presentation for the annual Regumed Congress on Bicom, the only American practitioner invited to do so.
In 2019, she again, she was the only veterinarian from the United States asked to lecture at the APPEC Conference in Taiwan to educate attendees about Bicom bioresonance therapy, an international conference for both human and veterinary practitioners, and then interviewed on Taiwan television.
In 2017, she was guest lecturer on bioresonance therapy at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference. She has been a past speaker at the Green Decade Coalition where she spoke on the cancer and correlation of Pesticides and Pets, and guest speaker at the New England Regional Boxer Specialty on the benefits of alternative veterinary medicine. She did a series of interviews on wsRadio.com speaking on integrative veterinary medicine as well as Bicom bioresonance therapy.
Her expertise as a diagnostician and practitioner of alternative therapies is far reaching as she garners clients from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New York.
Dr. Downey is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA). She holds licensure in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia, and North Carolina. And she is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honor Fraternity.
Away from the clinic, she is an avid horsewoman and competes in Western dressage with her buckskin, is a fervent organic gardener, and fly fisherwoman and fan of the Boston Red Sox and UGA football. If all that were not enough, she is dabbles in mosaics and is a student of the art of drawing. The clinic walls are graced with some of her early drawings in charcoal, Annie, her beloved Golden Retriever who attended the University of Georgia with her, and Rosie, her pet racoon.