VDI Medical Advisory Board

Henry Yoo



Dr. Henry Yoo is an educator at different universities through the USA and other countries since 1980. Major topics of his teachings are Preventive Medicine, and Hospital Operations as well as Healthcare Strategy. His consulting activity ranges from Corporates at national level, high-performance private practices and industry related to veterinary medicine. His expertise in infectious disease and bio-terrorism made him to engage in the regulatory agency activities upon the needs. His assignment in teaching at different university has been known for his unique way and highly practical approach for operations and management. The national veterinary organization like DVM 360 and Veterinary Economics recognized his teaching hospitals as award-winning and highly published quality operations. Dr. Yoo’s Value Chain in Veterinary Medicine and 55OPM (5 Minute, 5 Steps of Preventive Medicine) have been published numerous times in many veterinary journals and reference books. He is also one of the co-author for 5 Min Consult in Veterinary Hospital Management.

Kendra Pope



Dr. Pope received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 2011, as well as certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, food therapy and Tui-na at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Reddick, Florida prior to graduation. She went on to complete a rotating internship and residency in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained board certification in 2015.

Dr. Pope is extensively trained in herbal medicine, intravenous nutrient therapy, mistletoe therapy as well as various other integrative modalities and opened Prism Integrative Veterinary Health in 2017, where she currently practices integrative medicine and oncology. She is active in clinical research through her nonprofit organization, Prism Veterinary Research Institute, whose mission is to validate and legitimize integrative modalities in the treatment of cancer and chronic disease.

Dr. Pope is an active author, lecturer and teacher, authoring various book chapters, continuing education lectures as well creating a certification in Integrative Oncology for veterinarians. Dr. Pope has previously served as a visiting clinician in Integrative Oncology at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and past President for the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine.

Cindy Maro



Dr Maro is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and began her career as a mixed animal practitioner for companion and farm animals. She made farm calls during the day, and in the evening, saw small animal appointments, performed surgery and advanced diagnostics, and provided emergency, wellness and internal medicine care. She also spent 8 years working in critical/emergency care. 

With ongoing education and certifications, her practice evolved into a more integrative approach, utilizing western medicine and diagnostics for acute and surgical problems, while incorporating acupuncture, animal chiropractic, veterinary massage and physical therapy, essential oils, Reiki, Chinese herbology, Bach Flowers, Ozone therapy, Innovarius Sanawave, integrative oncology, Clinical Nutrition and Veterinary NAET for improved outcomes with more chronic cases.  

Dr. Maro has served on the Board of Health, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Advisory Board, Board of the Beaver County Humane Society, the AVCA Board of Directors, and the AHVMA COE Board. She was the Chief of Staff at the Median School of Veterinary Technology (now VTI, Pittsburgh) and has lectured at several veterinary colleges and national conferences on integrative medicine and animal chiropractic topics. She is a regular contributing writer for the The Beaver County Times.   

She has owned and built 6 veterinary clinics, and all have included full, in-house diagnostic labs, including her first practice in 1987. She has also mentored many veterinarians from around the globe, in addition to pre-vet, veterinary and vet technician students. She is currently the medical director of Cranberry Holistic Pet Care and Ellwood Animal Hospital, located north of Pittsburgh, PA.

The VDI Medical Advisory Board consists of members committed to advancing the standards of animal care and promoting the latest advancements in veterinary medicine, our advisory board stands as a beacon of knowledge, innovation, and compassion. United by a shared dedication to the well-being of our beloved animal companions, our diverse team of experts brings a wealth of experience, wisdom, and a collective vision to shape the future of veterinary medicine. Together, we aim to foster collaboration, drive research, and provide invaluable insights that will undoubtedly elevate the quality of care.