Heal Integrative Veterinarian in South Tahoe
With a little support we find that even chronically ill or injured pets have abundant love to give and full lives to live. We’re here to bring compassionate, holistic health care to all of South Tahoe’s animals, especially dogs and cats that are old, ill, injured, disabled, recovering, and pets with cancer.
Painful Pet? We can help!
No one likes seeing their pets in pain.
We focus on using non-invasive pain management options for quick relief and recovery. Getting your best friend back on the trail with you is our goal.
Looking for Holistic Veterinary Care?
What many people call holistic, we call integrative. Integrative care combines conventional Western healthcare with holistic options like acupuncture, herbal medicine, physical rehabilitation, laser therapy and food therapy. We partner with your regular vet to provide the best possible care for your animal family.
Some of our Practice Areas
Rehabilitation and Laser Therapy
We help animals improve their mobility with “physical therapy” type care that we call rehabilitation in the veterinary world.
Stimulating acupuncture points causes the body to release endorphins, serotonin and other substances that promote pain relief, healing and balance.
We have a full herbal apothecary for pets. We only use the highest quality herbal medicine and supplements. We emphasize targeted and evidence-based care.
Give ‘em a Healthy Start
Get advice on optimal nutrition, exercise, supplements, and vaccination protocols for your new puppy or kitten. Support ill or weak young pets with holistic options.
Optimal nutrition is a powerful tool to aid healing. We can evaluate your pet’s current diet and formulate an easy, balanced homemade diet or help you select the best quality commercial diets for your pet’s healthcare needs.
Palliative Care and Hospice for Pets – For animals with chronic illness or cancer, we provide an added level of “comfort care” where quality of life is the primary goal.
What does your pet love to do?
We’ll keep your pets loving life. Don’t let injuries, arthritis or chronic illness keep your pets from doing what they love!
A little more about us
Working with Your Vet
We coordinate treatment plans with your regular veterinarian and work with any treatments or medications your pet may already be receiving.
We designed Heal to be the most four-leg friendly veterinary clinic in the Tahoe area. We emphasize low-stress handling techniques and trust-building with all our animal patients. We want your animals to love coming to see us!
Many people are surprised by how relaxing acupuncture can be for their animals. Research has shown that acupuncture has physiologic effects on the body that help with pain relief, reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system, regulate hormones, and promote circulation.
Many pet insurance companies cover rehabilitation, acupuncture, and massage therapy services. This is a comprehensive list of the coverage options….. Pet Insurance Coverage for Rehab and Holistic Services
Chronic Arthritis and ACL tear
Huey Louis is a happy guy despite chronic arthritis in his back and multiple joints. He visits us for acupuncture, rehab, laser, and massage therapy to help his aches and pains. He loves the PEMF bed he uses for at-home therapy between visits. He takes herbal medicine and eats a nutritious and balanced homemade diet full of fresh foods and vegetables. Huey is doing great despite his arthritis. He has a great attitude and he loves to visit Heal.
Recovery from paralysis
Jingo was a miracle dog who recovered from paralysis in 2014 and continues to thrive today. He was sent home from UC Davis after they decided he was not a candidate for surgery. Still unable to walk, his prognosis for recovery was guarded. He started having acupuncture treatments and after just a few sessions, he started walking again. Jingo continues to visit for acupuncture, massage, and exercise therapy sessions to help maintain his strength and mobility.
End of Life Care
Bunny started coming to see us after conventional medicine failed to provide her with improvement in her mobility. Her Mom was concerned her decline might mean the end was near. When she started coming to Heal, she could only take a few steps before collapsing on to her head or falling over because of hind end weakness. But after several patient weeks of acupuncture, food therapy, and herbal medicine, she was running again. Bunny lived another happy and mobile two years with an amazing quality of life before she faced some other serious medical issues. We miss her sweet little pug face and challenging wiggly acupuncture sessions.
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