Holistic and Integrative Veterinary Care:
Dr. Tiffany combines the best of both worlds by approaching all cases with an individual, holistic evaluation. Appropriate therapies from both Western and Chinese medical options will be discussed, and a complete treatment plan developed with you, the owner. In some cases additional modalities such as chiropractic, alpha sonic or laser therapy may be indicated.
As an IVAS trained acupuncturist, Dr. Tiffany will develop an individual acupuncture plan for your pet as needed. Acupuncture is the painless insertion of tiny needles in specific locations along the animal’s body. The locations are called “active points” and have been extensively studied. They have a collection of nerves and blood vessels that carry a message when activated (by needle) to the brain. The brain then sends active, self-manufactured opiods and other healing chemicals to the sites where needed. In this way the body can improve blood supply and self-heal the areas that need it. Results will depend on the duration of your pet’s problem and how complex it is.
Various Chinese herbs can be used in conjunction with western medications or alone to resolve your pet’s problems. Examples of conditions that respond to herbs are allergies, inflammation, some forms of diabetes, some behavioral issues and other system-wide problems. Herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture to achieve the best, longest lasting results.
Functional Nutritional (food) Therapy:
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” (Hippocrates). It is very true that this is perhaps the most important part of your pet’s therapy and critical to his/her wellness. No medications or herbs will exert a lasting effect without the proper nutrition supporting it. Dr. Tiffany will guide you to the best nutritional approach for your individual pet.