VCA Gateway Animal Hospital
2006 S. Barney Road, Anderson, CA, 96007
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology have been used for thousands of years in the Eastern countries. When combined with diet, life style and breathing exercises it forms a complete medical system that has been amazingly effective even from our western point of view. When one combines the ancient art of Chinese medicine with the western world of high tech diagnostics and medicines, one is presented with a very large "tool box" with which to diagnose and treat. The diagnostics used in Chinese medicine sound very strange to the Western mind. Without all the scientific knowledge we have now, they designed a very thorough system of observation of a patient, and then compared what they saw to things in nature that they understood. For a very simple example, if someone has a fever, the diagnosis would be "Heat", which clearly leads one to a treatment recommendation of "Cool". That might be...
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At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.
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