We offer integrative care, incorporating both general and alternative medicine, though we will continue to err on the side of herbal alternative therapies whenever possible (choosing vaccine titers over routine vaccinations once animals are into adulthood, choosing herbal remedies and things like acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and physical therapies before pharmaceuticals), but using the full tool box of conventional medicines, diagnostics and treatments when needed.
We are not able to offer elective or emergency surgery or any urgent/emergency care. We will work with our clients to find referral sources for these options.
Acupuncture can be helpful for many painful conditions and chronic diseases, including arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and even cancer.
Chiropractic is a form of physical treatment that helps to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with the musculoskeletal system.
COLD LASER THERAPY
Cold Laser treatment is also great for pain and inflammation. It's non-invasive, well tolerated, and fast.
Dr. Beth uses it to supplement acupuncture for those with substantial arthritis, in place of acupuncture for patients who don’t tolerate needles, and on "hard to reach" acupuncture points.
Preventative and surgical dental care is something we are passionate about! Help your pet achieve and maintain a healthy and comfortable mouth over their lifetime. Dr. Beth offers low stress dental procedures with a quiet and measured approach.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines tend to have fewer side effects than conventional medicines and can offer relief to many conditions.
Some pets do better for treatments like acupuncture, in the comfort of their own homes. If you are in the Arlington area and this might be a good fit for your pet, please inquire.
Good nutrition is key for optimal health. We can advise you on quality manufactured pet food or cooking customized food for your pet.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY
This innovative regenerative medicine helps reduce inflammation and promote healing in arthritic joints and ligamentous injuries.
We are happy to help with routine lab work, advanced thyroid testing, vaccine titers and more specific lab work for those with new or chronic disease. We also have x-ray capability for assessing bones, joints and body cavities.
DIGATHERM THERMAL IMAGING
Digital thermal imaging, or Digatherm, is a valuable tool in aiding in the diagnoses of inflammation or lack of circulation for the exact location in the body. This cutting-edge technology is vital part in developing customized therapy treatment plans.
Just like people, our pets that have mobility challenges or injuries benefit greatly from physical and rehabilitation therapies. This is a great way to support your pet as s/he ages or heals from an event.
Sometimes it's not possible to cure a particular disease. Then the goal becomes comfort and medical management, including pain management, environment management, and understandable expectations.
QUALITY OF LIFE COUNSELING
There are times when you need support in making sure you're maintaining a great quality of life for your pet. We'll help you with that.
END OF LIFE CARE
When it is time to say goodbye to your beloved companion, we want to help you make it as peaceful and loving as possible, through gentle, humane euthanasia.
Life without our pets is often disorienting and overwhelming. Having someone to talk to who truly understands your grief, loss, and confusion, can help.
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Routine annual and bi-annual wellness visits checking in on the overall health of your pet including routine lab work, vaccinations and/or titers. We also offer integrative illness exams for non-emergent situations.