Veterinarian in South Lake Tahoe
Maintain high quality of life for your dogs and cats using integrative medicine.
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture helps heal muscle, joint, and spinal cord injuries, creates relaxing endorphins, reduces pain, and allows your pet to feel great again.
Canine Rehabilitation uses modalities like laser, underwater treadmill, exercise, and manual therapy to maintain mobility in senior pets, get post-op pets back to their favotrite activities, and keep healthy pets strong and injury-free.
Food therapy starts with diet evaluation and health assessment. Then a custom-formulated and balanced homemade diets plan is designed for your pet’s individual needs.
Whether your pet has been diagnosed with a chronic disease or cancer, life quality is our goal. Learn to be a confident advocate and caretaker. Keep pets living their best lives.
Keep pets doing what they love!
A little more about us
Working with Your Vet
Our patients maintain their relationship with their family veterinarian for routine and urgent care. We coordinate treatment plans with them and work with any 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.
We Take Pet Insurance!
Your pet insurance likely covers the service we offer at Heal. Call us for more information or click below to see 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.
“Thank you for the summary and for taking care of us! It was very helpful information and made me feel a bit more comfortable with the whole process. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your help.”
I brought my Search and Rescue K9 to Heal after exposure during the Paradise Fire. We worked on “detox” and Mika did great! This is a such a brave dog that she rides on boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, ATVs and I need to carry her into the Vet’s office. Not at Heal!!! She walks right in like a big girl! It’s a calm environment and they do such a great job!
“I thought I’d let you know that Pai has just had her 15th birthday and is still going strong! She’s a bit wobbly, but still active and engaged, and we put that down to the work we did with you. We get lots of comments about how good she is for her age, so thanks again! “
Contact and Location
Sit. Stay. Heal.