Alternative Medicine

At VCA Animal Healing Center, we recognize that both modern veterinary techniques and alternative modalities are important in caring for an animal. Holistic veterinary medicine looks at all aspects of the entire animal with emphasis on both conventional and alternative therapies as options for treatment. As holistic veterinarians we focus on multiple areas of veterinary care to aid in the treatment and prevention of disease, including: nutrition, lifestyle, and the psychological state. Communication between the animal, owner, and veterinarian is an important part of this discipline.

Available Services
  • Acupuncture is the insertion of specialized needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy forces that nourish tissues, stimulate blood flow, and enhance body systems. Veterinary Acupuncture dates back thousands of years when it was first used to treat horses. There have been countless studies since to shed light on how and why it works, and it continues to be an area of current research as more and more benefits are discovered.... Read more

  • The practice of herbal medicine is based on the use of plants, roots, leaves, flowers, and plant extracts to heal and strengthen the body and to maintain the health of the patient. Herbs are typically classified as Western or Chinese. Herb combinations have been developed for certain disease syndromes and should only be used under the guidance of a trained veterinarian.... Read more

  • Our hospital and veterinarians offer a holistic medical approach to the treatment of your pet. The philosophy of holistic medicine is to look at all aspects of the entire animal and be open to using a variety of treatments. Holistic veterinarians use both conventional and alternative therapies in their patients.... Read more

  • Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated in Japan. The practitioner channels healing energy through her hands to the animal through a light touch either directly on the body or from a distance. The word Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is a Japanese composite word usually translated as "universal life energy".... Read more