Meet our wonderful vet, Dr. Rose DiLeva

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About The Doctor


Dr. Rose DiLeva is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She did post-graduate work at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of California at Davis, as well as, Michigan State’s Veterinary Hospital. She has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 30 years, 20 years of that primarily being integrative holistic veterinary medicine. Dr. DiLeva is president and owner of Animal Wellness Center located on Wilmington West Chester Pike, (Route 202 south) in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Dr. DiLeva is an award winning author and has scientific publications in France and the United States. She has been a contributing author in numerous publications discussing veterinary topics. Her writings can be found in Garnet Valley Living, Garnet Valley Neighbors, Living Well Magazine, Yoga Living, Progressive Health Magazine and Golden Age Magazine. Dr. DiLeva has been the subject of many newspaper articles and television pieces focusing on holistic veterinary medicine. She has been a frequent guest on Ask The Vet, a pet segment on channel CBS 3, hosted by pet advocate, Carol Erickson. She was accepted to Who’s Who in Science and Medicine in 2000 and 2003. Dr. DiLeva also received the Business Leadership Award and was honored with an official citation from Congressman Curt Weldon and The United States House of Representatives for her work in providing local and national firehouses with the proper fitting oxygen masks for pets rescued at fire scenes.

Dr. DiLeva’s approach to animal health care is holistic in nature. She has extensive post-graduate education in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbology, Reiki, Orthopedic Manipulation, holistic cancer support, low level laser therapy, targeted pulsed electromagnetic treatment, myofascial release and nutritional support. She has been certified in veterinary acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and is also a certified veterinary chiropractitioner. In addition to conventional methods, she offers holistic veterinary medical modalities, including, acupuncture, electroacupuncture, moxabustion, Traditional Chinese Medicine, veterinary orthopedic manipulation, Chinese herbs, Western herbs, intravenous Vitamin C therapy, laser treatments, holistic cancer treatment, gold bead implantations, blood titer testing, thimerosal-free rabies vaccinations, Rabies waivers plus much more. Her on-site laboratory allows quick results so that potential problems can be addressed promptly. Dr. DiLeva believes that all pet owners deserve to know that other options are available to treat and manage numerous medical conditions. Education is upper most in her philosophy so that pet owners can make informed decisions about the health of their companion animals.

Take a look at our doctor’s extensive credentials


  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) 1999
  • Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner (CVCP) 2005
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (VMD) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1987)
  • Masters of Science (MS) St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA (1982)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology & Chemistry, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA (1979)


Professional Affiliations

  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
  • American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Veterinary Chiropractitioners
  • Veterinary Botanical Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association

Post-Graduate Studies

  • Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner (CVCP) (2005) International Association of Veterinary Chiropractitioners
  • Certified Reiki Master (2003)
  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (1999)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine & Chinese Herbology. Institute of Chinese Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1997)
  • Limited Resident in Cardiology (Michigan State University Veterinary Hospital & private cardiology practice in Southern France) and Surgery (University of California, Davis) 1988-91
  • Co-founder and Treasurer of The International Society of Veterinary Echography, St. Raphael, France (1990)
  • Co-founder and contributing author of “Le Cri du Coeur”, the first veterinary cardiology newsletter in Europe, whose distribution was Southern France and Italy


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