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Danielle Furphy

Danielle Furphy Staff Photo 2022
Department Head - General Medicine
Integrative Medicine
Danielle Furphy Staff Photo 2022
Dr. Furphy is a graduate of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and has been in practice since 2008. She completed a clinical year of study at The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine, including a double rotation in cardiology. Dr. Furphy enjoys caring for small animals and exotics, and also has experience working in mixed animal practice. Dr. Furphy is fear free certified, her special interests include preventive medicine and herbal therapy.

In her spare time, Dr. Furphy loves spending time with her family. She shares her home with her husband, Allen and her two children, son, Ryker and daughter, Adalene. Her fur children include her pups Willie, Maisy and Tiana and her kitties, LL Cool J, Spinderella, Dre and Busta. Dr. Furphy’s hobbies include being an avid hockey mom, watching football, making crafts (always with glitter), baking, attending barre classes and just being with her family and friends. 
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Integrative Medicine

The holistic approach to veterinary medicine is excellent for preventive care and health optimization, as well as treatment of chronic conditions. Holistic modalities, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, are used to balance the “whole” animal, so that your friend can heal and maintain the highest possible quality of life. What makes holistic treatments different from more traditional care is that they are customized to the whole pet, not just to the disease.

The techniques used in holistic medicine are gentle and minimally invasive. During appointments, we focus on the patient’s well-being and stress reduction. As part of ongoing treatment or a general wellness plan, our holistic specialists provide the following services:

  • Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Chiropractic treatments

We work with clients to teach them how to help their companion animal maintain good health. Holistic medicine can be used to address most conditions, including the following:

  • Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis and hip/elbow dysplasia
  • Rehabilitation after an injury or a surgery
  • Chronic degenerative diseases
  • Cancer
  • Allergies
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Gastro-intestinal problems, such as irritable bowel disorder
  • Kidney, liver and other organ failures
  • Pancreatitis
  • Depressed immune system function
  • Behavioral issues, such as fear and aggression
  • Anxiety, insomnia and stress
  • Skin allergies and other dermatologic conditions

Our Integrative Medicine Team

Veterinary Specialist
VCA Veterinary Specialists of CT

993 North Main Street

West Hartford, CT 06117

Main: 860-236-3273

Fax: 860-236-3275

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Appointment Hours::

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday: ER only

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