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Kan Essentials
36 Classical Formulations


Kan Essentials Formulator
Dr. Steve Marsden, DVM, ND, MSOM, LAc, Dipl.C.H.

Kan Essentials, adapted by Steve Marsden, DVM, LAc, are classical formulas that display the genius, adaptability and resilience typical of the Chinese Herbology that has so astounded the Western world.

A major impediment to the use of herbs in veterinary practice is a lack of familiarity with products and a lack of confidence. Dr. Marsden has addressed both problems by providing thoroughly tested formulations and instructions on how and when to use the formulas.

With these formulations and expertise, any veterinarian, regardless of their training in Chinese Herbology, will begin to experience success.


Dr. Steve Marsden holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon), holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada), holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist (National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon) and is Board Certified in Chinese Medical Herbology (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

Dr. Marsden is in demand worldwide as one of the foremost lecturers in his field. He is a lecturer for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada. He lectures routinely at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as for many associations and at most universities that train and license veterinarians to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, including the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Marsden is a Member of the Board of Directors of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (Portland, Oregon), and a Professional Member of the prestigious American Herbalists Guild.

He is the coauthor of several texts, including the bestselling Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine: Science and Tradition (Mosby, 2003), and Essential Guide to Chinese Herbal Formulas − Bridging Science and Tradition in Integrative Veterinary Medicine (CIVT, 2014). He is also a contributing author to Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Mosby, 2006), and an editor for LifeLearn, Inc., a subsidiary of the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Marsden is the cofounder of one of the world’s only clinics licensed to accept both humans and animals. He is perhaps one of the best known and most qualified Veterinary Chinese Herbology experts worldwide.


Supporting animal health and well-being the gentle, natural way.

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