About Me

Hi! I’m Dr. Debra Venable-Ball


I like to say I was born with a leash in my hands.  Canines are my life.  I have been studying both wild and domestic canines for over forty years.  In an effort to educate the public on all things canine, I created the website All Things Canid (http://www.allthingscanid.org).  I invite you to visit. After many years of following conventional ideas, I came to realize there was a better way.  Thus began my journey into the world of natural health as it relates to the physical and mental wellbeing of the dog.  I now have doctorates in both human and animal naturopathy.  I am president of the American Society of Animal Naturopathy and Dean of the animal naturopathy program at Kingdom College of Natural Health. My passion is helping others learn to live with their animals in a natural, healthy way. I am also an author and artist, my subject of course is a dog.  I raise Chinese Crested dogs, Chinese Imperial dogs, and American Hairless Terriers under the kennel name Vanator.