Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (Acupuncture, Herbal and Food Therapy)
I began my study of veterinary acupuncture in 2013 to help my patients living in chronic pain. What I did not anticipate was falling in love with the art of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and that it would change the way I have been practicing medicine for the past decade and a half.
Conventional medicine has many strengths, most notably in diagnostics and emergency medicine. However, after working many years in a high paced general practice and in a veterinary ER, I look back at numerous cases where I simply did not have the tools to help some of my patients. Some western medications have side effects that are not tolerable to older or sick patients. TCVM has taught me to listen to my patient and treat what I see. No matter the disease, there is a Chinese medicine diagnosis that can be treated safely and with little to no side effects. We can many times improve symptoms or cure patients all by optimizing the body’s own self-healing mechanisms.
I am focused on integrative therapy (a happy union of eastern and western medicine) where I work with your regular veterinarian (recent blood work, imaging, and other diagnostics) to efficiently rule out diseases. This allows us to quickly get to the root of the problem and start the healing process. TCVM is an excellent adjunct/primary treatment modality for many issues including endocrine diseases, pain management, gastrointestinal disorders, dermatological disease, IVDD, kidney failure, chronic cough, and behavioral issues. These are just a small sampling of treatable diseases using TCVM.
My goal is to help balance, heal and maintain optimal health for your beloved pet. I offer acupuncture, herbal and food therapy. I look forward to meeting you soon and developing a lasting partnership in wellness care for your furry family member.
My qualifications include
- Bachelor of Sceience in Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, 1996
- Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, 2002
- Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture, Chi Institute, 2013
- Chi Institute Veterinary Herbal Therapy, 2014
- Chi Institute Food Therapy, 2015
- Initial Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Consultation (may include the following: Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Herbal Therapy, Tui-Na) including Veterinary Spinal Manipulation and Laser treatment $265
- Follow-up Consultation $165
- small dogs and cats: (10-20lbs) $10-$20 per 2 weeks
- medium size dogs (20-50lbs) $20-$45 per 2 weeks
- large dogs (50-100lbs) $45-$55 per 2 weeks
- XXL dogs (>100lbs) $55-$75 per 2 weeks
(* small dogs/cats may take capsules or tea pills, loose powders are less expensive)
Formulas vary in content and price, therefore these are only estimates and excludes sales tax.
There is a fee for no show appointments.