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Meet our Practitioners

At Valley Naturopathic Clinic we have an experienced, skilled staff of practitioners. Please contact the office to make an initial appointment. 

Dr. Lois Hare, N.D.

Dr. Lois Hare graduated from the now Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1987 and immediately returned to her beloved Nova Scotia to open the first naturopathic practice in the province. Her practice is eclectic with a focus on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of healing. Her curiosity has led her to study in the jungles of Belize, the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and the forests of Nova Scotia.

She continues to study Abdominal Massage and recently Somatic Experiencing which she integrates into the basic modalities of nutrition, botanical medicine, life style management, and homeopathy. Her practice is open to all ages,  to people interested in preventive medicine or disease management.

Dr. Kira Woolaver, N.D.

Kira completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Saint Mary’s University.  She went on to pursue her dream of becoming a Naturopathic Doctor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.


Having a family practice, Dr. Woolaver works with people of all ages. Her areas of interest include geriatrics, cancer, and women’s health. She treats a variety of conditions including fatigue, insomnia, digestive concerns, pain, depression and anxiety, and pediatrics. 

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Dr. Kira Woolaver, N.D.
Lynn Vermette, RMT

Lynn recently began working at Valley Naturopathic Clinic. Bio soon to come, check back soon for more information.

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Monika Bigelow, RMT

Monika graduated with Honours as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) from ICT Kikkawa, Toronto.

People seek her out for her expertise in treating trauma, persistent pelvic pain, concussions, scar tissue, chronic headaches, whiplash, sport injuries, repetitive stress injuries, and chronic pain in various parts of the body such as neck, back, shoulders, and knees.

Empathetic to each and every person, no matter the age, Monika increases quality of life through massage.  She tailors her treatment to the comfort level of each person with an aim is to reduce pain and increase mobility for all people including those living with cancer, stroke, arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or those at end-of-life. 

For many years she has provided massage to palliative patients and cancer patients and their caregivers at The Sunshine Room, Victoria General Hospital and Halifax Hospice.  She currently offers massage to palliative patients at Valley Hospice. 

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