About Us

Crystal Lotus Veterinary Care

The inspiration behind Crystal Lotus

Greetings! My name is Lindsey Wendt and I am the owner and creator of Crystal Lotus Veterinary Care.

I have been a veterinarian for close to 10 years, and my professional and personal journey has led me to create this beautiful experience that I would love to share with you!

I graduated with honors from UC Davis Veterinary School with a focus in zoological medicine (every species except for horses).
Wanting to be closer to my husband and family, I moved back to Los Angeles and completed an intensive one-year internship at one of the most prestigious private hospitals in the country where my hard work was recognized by my colleagues and staff as being named Intern of the Year (hi to my VCA West LA family!).
Since that time I have immersed myself in my work as I have continued to evolve and explore how I could use my skill set as a veterinarian to make my community, profession, and this world a better place.

My fur child (Nala) was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in January of 2020, and for the first time, I found myself in the shoes of a frustrated pet parent.
She wasn't responding to traditional western therapy as she should, I was suffering from caregiver and compassion fatigue simultaneously and I wanted to do anything and everything I could to help her regain her happy healthy life.

This led me to explore integrative medicine and other healing modalities, and I can now say over one year later she is better than she has been in years, and so am I!
I found that by using my medical acumen in combination with my intuition and open-minded nature in exploring treatments that aren't considered "mainstream" that I was able to customize Nala's care to her, and in doing so I guided her body to heal.

I then stopped to ask myself, what would I have done if I weren't a veterinarian?
It was then that I realized that I wanted to be able to help others like myself- people that love their pets so much that they would do anything, and are just looking for the resources to provide the ultimate well-rounded customized health care.

Even as a veterinary professional it can be difficult to sort through all the information available, and as a pet parent that job is even more overwhelming!

I want to invite you to follow me on my journey as I continue to grow and evolve my practice! I completed acupuncture training last year through the Chi Institute in Florida (pending my official certification) and am currently training to be certified in food therapy as well.

"I then stopped to ask myself, what would I have done if I weren't a veterinarian? It was then that I realized that I wanted to be able to help others like myself- people that love their pets so much that they would do anything, and are just looking for the resources to provide the ultimate well-rounded customized health care. "

Lindsey Wendt, Founder of Crystal Lotus Vererinary Care