Dr. Virender Sodhi was born in Himachal Pradesh, India. From a very early age, Dr. Sodhi knew that he wanted to be a physician and would go to the village doctor feigning illness in order to procure remedies that he could take home and put into his "doctor’s kit". This passion for healing led him to receive an MD in Ayurveda from Dayanand Ayurvedic College in Jalandhar, India in 1980, and then in 1986, he came to the West to share Ayurveda as part of a cultural exchange program. In 1988, he graduated from Bastyr University with a degree in Naturopathic Medicine.
He was the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician in the United States Dr. Sodhi treats thousands of patients from the United States and around the world. He lectures extensively throughout the U.S. and other countries including New Zealand and Australia, as well as conducting classes and seminars in Ayurvedic Medicine. He also writes regularly about the latest Ayurvedic science updates and has also been featured in the Townsend Letter, NDNR and many other publications. Recently, he was appointed as an official advisor of Ayurveda to the government of Australia. Dr. Virender Sodhi is CEO of Ayush Herbs, Inc. and brings a fervent passion for the wisdom of Ayurveda to his practice as well as his personal life. It is that passion that drives him to continually develop new formulations using the latest research and technology available.
In his free time, Dr. Sodhi is avid about his regular workouts, loves to be with his family, enjoys cooking and any out of doors activities such as hiking, boating and picnicking. He is a deeply committed member of his church and community.
Dr. Shailinder Sodhi was born in Himachal Pradesh, India. Growing up near the Himalayas, he developed an early interest in Ayurvedic plants and herbs. This interest gradually turned into a passion and in 1985, he received his B.A.M.S. (Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree from Dayanand Ayurvedic College in Jalandhar, India. He then enrolled at Bastyr University located in Kenmore, Washington where he received his ND degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 1993. He also holds an AA in Diagnostic Ultrasound and is RDMS.
Since then, he has been attending to patients along with his brother Dr. Virender Sodhi and his wife Dr. Anju Sodhi at the Ayurvedic d Naturopathic Clinic located in Bellevue, Washington where they treat patients from all over the world. Dr. Shailinder travels to Kauai, Hawaii to see patients as well. Dr. Shailinder Sodhi serves as President of Ayush Herbs® Inc. He also teaches at Bastyr University and is an adjunct faculty member. In addition, he contributes articles to such magazines as HSR and Vitamin Retailer.
During his free time, he loves hiking, singing, making music and playing basketball with his three children and is also committed to a consistent workout regime.
Dr. Anju Sodhi was born in Haryana, India. The eldest daughter of a chemist/pharmacist, she developed an early interest in medicine which led her to study at India Chakarovarty College for her Pre-Med Undergraduate Degree and go on to receive a B.A.M.S. (Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree, from Khanpur Women’s University, in Haryana, India. She immigrated to the United States in 1990 where she enrolled at Bastyr University to pursue a degree in Naturopathic Medicine. She graduated in 1993 with her husband Dr. Shailinder Sodhi.
Since then, she’s been an active naturopathic and Ayurvedic physician at the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic. Seeing a need for skincare services, Dr. Anju Sodhi added an esthetician degree to her educational expertise in 2005. This led her to open Abha Skincare and Medical Spa, operating in conjunction with the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic.
Dr. Anju lectures and teaches about Ayurveda and skin care and in addition to that and a busy practice, she is a mother of three beautiful children: Khushbu, Mahak and Ayush. She loves to cook and enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.
Dr. Tejinder Sodhi graduated from the College of Veterinary Science in Punjab, India in 1983. Dr. Sodhi came to the United States in 1985, where he did his ECFVG certification with the American Veterinary Association. As a part of that certification, he completed his internship in a small animal and equine veterinary clinic and surgical internship with the Seattle Veterinary Association (Greenlake Gp) and Redmond Animal Clinic, respectively.
After working as an associate veterinarian at two different animal hospitals, Dr. Sodhi opened his own clinic in Lynnwood, Washington, The Animal Wellness Center with clients coming to him from throughout Washington state and even from the East coast of the United States and Canada. In 1996, Dr. Sodhi opened his second location in Bellevue, WA where he offers a full aquatic center for rehabilitation of animals and to meet the demand of growing holistically minded clients in the greater Seattle area as well as on the Eastside. Dr. Sodhi's professional associations include the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), American Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR), Seattle King County Veterinary Medical Association (SKCVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), and the Washington State Veterinarians Medical Association (WSVMA). He is also president of the first ever chapter of Holistic Veterinarians in the state of Washington. As president, he works to promote Holistic care in the field.
In his spare time he loves spending time with his wife, Sushma, son, Muni, daughter, Rupali and their dog, Coco.