Dr. Viviane Renard has been in
the health care field for over 25 years professionally.
As a young child in 4th
grade, she had to collect wild herbs and study their medical properties for
a school assignment. Her interest and passion for herbs was sparked and she
has been studying herbs and nutrition ever since.
Viviane started out as a midwife
and health care teacher in the jungles in Belize in 1986 and then worked
with Doctors Without Borders in Africa in 1987 in refugee camps. In 1988
started the pre requisites in nursing and in 1992 she graduated from New
Mexico State University with an Associates degree in Nursing and worked in
several different branches of nursing in Southwestern New Mexico and
1997 she worked as a nurse with a nun in her health project for the poor in
the barrios, outside Quito Ecuador to complete her community health course
for her Bachelors degree. In 1997 she graduated from the University
of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
While working as a nurse,
began schooling and training in Oriental medicine in 2001 and graduated
in 2005 from the Southwest College of Acupuncture (SWAC) in Albuquerque .
National Board Certified 2005
State Board Certified 2006
always practiced a healthy lifestyle of good nutrition and exercise and have
found "if you try to put diesel in a gasoline car you will have
Lifestyle is the key to good health!
Her passion for life and her work
includes but not limited the outdoors, hiking, bicycling, camping, travel,
looking for and collecting rocks, photography, gardening (flowers, herbs,
plants), landscaping, culinary and healing arts, music, quietness and
studying-gathering new information, and languages.
2002, went for a week on a 103 year old boat through the Amazon and brought
school and medical supplies to the different indigenous villages and a
Leprosy hospital that was run by a Canadian sister. This trip enriched Dr.
Renard’s life so much, she said “it was the trip of her life”.
Dr. Renard has been a member of Acupuncturist Without Borders, She
attended training for Trauma and PTSD relief, to help people who have been
traumatized by a natural event or Servicemen returning from combat
find some relief from their symptoms.
Dr. Renard's world travels and
her curiosity of other culture's cuisines and medicines along with her
medical background compliment her practice of Oriental Medicine.