I’m Victoria Vanderyken. I was born in New York City and am currently living in the south with my husband Phil, a musician, and our two beautiful dogs Lola and Noche. I use aromatherapy to help dogs achieve optimum mental and physical balance. My first patient was Noche, whom we believe to be a dwarf lab about seven years old. She started life as a puppy in a pack of stray dogs, roaming around the woods and swamps of LaPlace, a small town about an hour west of New Orleans. A long succession of shelters and failed adoptions finally brought her to me. I was able to turn Noche from a terrified and traumatized little creature into a happy and healthy dog. She is now a wonderful part of our family and best friends with Lola, our beautiful white lab whom we welcomed when she was seven weeks old.