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Dr. Margo Roman’s Credentials

Dr. Margo Roman is a renowned veterinarian with decades of treatment experience with microbiome transplantation at her small animal medicine clinic and hospital - Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton (MASH) from 1983-present.

Dr. Roman has 30 years of integrative veterinary medicine experience. She is renowned as a true pioneer of fmt. Over the 30 years, dr. Roman has performed more than 20,000 fmt treatments improving the health for so many dogs. She was recently awarded the holistic veterinarian of the year in 2021 by the Ahvma. Additional highlights of margo’s extraordinary accomplishments are below:

  •  Internship at Angell Memorial Hospital in 1978-79
  •  Graduated from Tuskegee Institute School of Veterinary Medicine In 1978; licensed DVM in Massachusetts and California
  •  Undergraduate at University of Florida
  •  Externship Animal Medical Center New York 1976
  •  Harvard University Fellowship in Pathology at Angell Memorial Hospital and New England Regional Primate Research Center 1977
  •  Tufts University Anatomy Faculty 1979-1987; Guest lecturer 1988-2004

Since 1996, Dr. Margo Roman has raised amazing, genetically tested poodles for 6 generations all at a green sustainable home on virgin woods in New England. She has personally looked after her dog’s fresh, organic and raw diet as well as healthcare with a focus on holistic and integrative medical care. Her dogs have never had antibiotics, nsaids or been exposed to pesticides. Never had flea or tick chemicals placed on them and the water is free of chlorine and fluoride. The donor dogs have been minimally vaccinated and tittered. They have been born vaginally to ensure optimal passage of the mothers microbiome.

What Is Gut Health?

A dog’s gut microbiome is the foundation of good health and that occurs when there is a healthy balance between the good (helpful) and bad (potentially harmful) bacteria and yeast in their digestive system. In humans, clinical study has shown that 80% of the immune system is in the gut, and the majority of the body’s serotonin (“happy neurotransmitter”) is produced in the gut. We believe this is a similar situation with dogs. An unhealthy gut for dogs means that not only is their gut digestion unhealthy but so is their immune system. A non-functioning immune system means a dog is more likely to get sick. Canine gut health can affect their immune system, energy levels, and even organ function – so achieving gut health will help to ensure a healthy, happy, and active life.

What Factors Affect A Dog’s Gut Health?

  • Age
  • Disease 
  • Poor nutrition can harm the beneficial bacteria in a dog’s gut contributing to or cause inflammation throughout the body.
  • Antibiotics decrease the diversity of bacteria within the gut, which can significantly impact many aspects critical to health and well being
  • Environmental factors 

Why Is A Dog’s Gut Health So Important?

A healthy gut helps in the avoidance of sickness and it aids in the digestion of the foods the dog eats helping the dog better absorb nutrients and vitamins needed to fuel and maintain a healthy body, coat and energy. In addition, a healthy gut helps maintain a healthy balance of serotonin and hormones all of which affect your dog’s mood and disposition. The composition of a healthy gut also has significant positive effects on immune function, and regulates the local production of antibodies which is so beneficial in protection against disease and sickness