Veterinary Advisory Council

The Young Living Essential Oils Veterinary Advisory Council provides valuable insight into the development of our pioneering essential oils and oil-infused products. This professional organization comprises prominent scientific professionals from around the globe, uniting years of experience in natural products. The council’s unmatched leadership, expertise, and passion for essential oil innovation is redefining the way the world thinks about wellness.

Dr. Nancy Brandt

Dr. Nancy Brandt owns an integrative holistic practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. Known as the pioneering figure in veterinary aromatherapy, she developed the first-ever curriculum to teach safe and effective veterinary aromatherapy and has practiced some form of veterinary medicine for 33 years.

An active lecturer since 1999, Dr. Brandt currently teaches an integrative course at Wongu University for traditional Chinese medical students studying anatomy and physiology. Her ultimate goal as a holistic care expert is to bring an understanding and appreciation of the holistic lifestyle to the wider public. She is currently a single mother of three, grandmother of one, and pet guardian to three dogs and one horse, all of whom benefit from a holistic approach to wellness.

Dr. John J. Hanover

Dr. John J. Hanover received his degree from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and is a third-generation veterinarian. He is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (1999), the Chi Institute in Veterinary Acupuncture (2001), and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS, 2003). Dr. Hanover is also trained in homotoxicology, applied kinesiology, Western herbs, essential oils, flower essences, and Reiki. He has lectured at continuing education conferences for the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He has been a speaker for HEEL and a veterinary consultant for a number of animal nutritional supplement companies. Dr. Hanover works at the Animal Hospital of Gurnee, a private companion-animal holistic practice in Wadsworth, Illinois.

Dr. Susan Albright

During almost 30 years in veterinary medicine, Dr. Susan Albright has fused traditional approaches with modern advancements. Her passion for using Young Living essential oils and her dedication to improving animal care methods makes her a perfect fit for the Veterinary Advisory Committee.

After graduating with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1985, Dr. Albright began practicing at the Chenoa Veterinary Clinic that same year. She became the sole proprietor in 1996. The majority of her practice is focused on horses, including general and preventative equine medicine, equine reproduction, and equine dentistry. She also cares for smaller animals using nutrition, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and chiropractic to improve the overall health of her patients. She uses Young Living essential oils throughout her practice.

Dr. Albright’s experience and reputation have led her to various positions relating to the care and well-being of animals. She was administrator of Livingston County Animal Control from 2009–2014, as well as a member of the Illinois Animal Welfare Federation from 2011–2014. In addition to her private practice, she is currently a veterinary contributor for monthly essential oil teleconferences for Healing Touch for Animals®. She also owns and cares for five American quarter horses.