andGrowing up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Rosemarie Niznik always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Her teachers and classmates were made aware of her future career goals as early as grade school! She had several pets as a child and enjoyed taking care of them. Her parents encouraged her studies and interest in the veterinary medical field.
Dr. Rosemarie Niznik left her hometown to attend The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. . She majored in Animal Bioscience under the College of Agriculture. Her studies at Penn State allowed Dr. Niznik exposure to farm animals which served as a foundation for her future veterinary studies. She was active in the pre-veterinary club, Kappa Phi Christen Service Sorority, and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.
Dr. Rosemarie Niznik attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, Georgia. During veterinary school, Dr. Niznik was a member of the Small Animal Shock-Trauma Team and Equine Colic and Foal Team to assist in the veterinary hospital emergencies with dogs, cats, and horses! She was an active member of Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity and served as membership chairperson.
Dr. Niznik completed a Small Animal Internship at Stage Road Animal Hospital in Memphis, TN. After her internship year, she worked in several small animal practices honing her skills in small animal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and emergency medicine. In 2002, Dr. Niznik established herself as a “relief veterinarian” and operated a successful relief veterinary business in 5 states. As a relief veterinarian, Dr. Niznik was able to work in many diverse veterinary hospitals and advance her skills in exotic pet medicine and surgery in spay/neuter and emergency hospitals.
Always interested in integrative veterinary medicine, she attended continuing educational meetings in topics of Acupuncture and Holistic Supplements early in her career. After receiving integrative care for a musculoskeletal injury, Dr. Niznik decided to change the focus of her veterinary career to alternative veterinary medicine. She attended the Mixed Animal Acupuncture Course at the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) in Reddick, Florida. She desired to learn acupuncture in both the dog and horse! Dr. Niznik was Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) in 2012. Desiring to learn more about TCVM , she attended courses in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui-na (massage), Palliative Care, and Food Therapy. She returns to the the Chi Institute to serve as an Acupuncture Teaching Associate and teaches veterinarians about Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Rosemarie Niznik established Harmony Rose Animal Wellness in 2015 to provide Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Holistic Veterinary Care in the comfort of the pet’s home. She loves the private and personal interaction with the pet owner and veterinary patient in their home environment. She loves the integrative treatments and supplements that she can offer her patients that are above and beyond what is offered by conventional veterinary medicine alone.
Her mobile practice provides House call Integrative Veterinary Services to pet owners in Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin. Integrative Veterinary Services include: Veterinary Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, Tui-na (massage), and Chiropractic Care (VSMT).