775-580-6062 vet@healvetmed.com

Heal Integrative Veterinary Medicine is a veterinary practice founded by Dr. Carrie Turner to provide your animal family the most innovative and compassionate holistic health and wellness options available.

Dr. Turner practices Integrative Veterinary Medicine which means combining the best of TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine), canine rehabilitation, and conventional Western medicine. She uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and rehabilitation therapy for a natural path to health.

We are located on Kingsbury Grade in the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. We welcome referrals and collaboration with local veterinarians and specialists.

Meet Dr. Carrie Turner

 

That I would become a veterinarian was something I knew from a young age. My connection to and compassion for animals made me who I was, even as a child. Though I tried to write it off as a childhood whim, it was no surprise to my family that my windy career road ended in veterinary school.

Even in veterinary school, I was intrigued by holistic modalities like acupuncture. But it was not until after several years of conventional practice that I realized that while amazing in certain situations, Western medicine was lacking in options for animals with chronic illness and mobility decline. I made it my goal to find a practice that embraced this population of elderly and often quietly suffering animals to give pet parents a way to help their beloved pets.

 

 

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Heal Integrative Veterinary Medicine is a practice founded by Dr. Turner to provide your animal family the most innovative and compassionate holistic health and wellness options available.

Dr. Turner practices Integrative Veterinary Medicine — a combination of TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) and conventional Western medicine. She uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and rehabilitation therapy for a natural path to health.

Dr. Turner’s practice is located on Kingsbury Grade in the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. She welcomes referrals and collaboration with local veterinarians.

Meet Dr. Turner……
That I would become a veterinarian was something I knew from a young age. My connection to and compassion for animals made me who I was, even as a child. Though I tried to write it off as a childhood whim, it was no surprise to my family that my windy career road ended in veterinary school.

Even in veterinary school, I was intrigued by holistic modalities like acupuncture. But it was not until after several years of conventional practice that I realized how lacking Western medicine was for animals with chronic illness and mobility decline. I made it my goal to find a practice that embraced this population of elderly and often quietly suffering animals to give pet parents more options to help their beloved pets.

In 2012, I studied acupuncture with the leading teacher of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), Dr. Shen Xie, at the Chi Institute of TCVM in Reddick, FL. I went on to study veterinary food therapy and herbal medicine, also branches of TCVM.

Next, I went back to Western conventional medicine and added canine rehabilitation training to my practice. I sought more knowledge about soft tissue injury, neurology, and orthopedic injury since I saw many cases in these categories. I trained with the surgeons and physical therapists of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) in 2017.

I continue to learn every day from each patient and through formal trainings to provide the best care I possibly can to my animal patients. Dr. Xie says we should never stop learning from our clients and patients, they all have something to teach us. I believe that too, and that’s why I spend a lot time with each patient to learn their full story and really get to know the animals and their families. Our typical appointments are 30 minutes to an hour. I have lots of holistic options to offer, but not every modality is right for every pet. It’s important to tailor our therapies to each patient and client for healing to occur.

At Heal, we strive to listen to your story, to embrace the human-animal bond, and to provide compassionate care that empowers animals to live their best and longest life possible. We hope this website helps you understand the holistic options available to help your pets.

Heal Gives Back

Giving Back - Tahoe Tails and Trails Rescue Sanctuary

As an advocate for senior animals, Heal partners with Tahoe Tails and Trails Rescue to provide integrative care for senior rescue dogs awaiting homes or living at the sanctuary.

Tango’s Story

Tango (pictured above) is a paralyzed senior dog who was removed from a shelter situation by TTTR. Heal donated rehabilitation, underwater treadmill therapy, acupuncture, laser and the other medical care he needed . Tango was exhaused and depressed when we met him. Today he is spunky and loves to play fetch in his wheels.

Heal has donated care to nine senior rescue dogs to date and looks forward to helping more. TTTR is a 501 (c) 3 charity and accepts donations here. Please consider donating to TTTR so they can continue to remove senior dogs with disabilities from shelter environments.

Giving Back -- Adopt -A-Senior Program

To promote the adoption of senior pets from shelters, Heal started an Adopt-a-Senior program. This program provides free or reduced cost care to senior pets, 10 and older, who have been recently adopted into a local family from a shelter. Dogs or cats must have a diagnosed chronic illness, cancer, or mobility issues that would benefit from the integrative or rehabilitative care Heal provides. If you are interested in this program, please contact Dr. Turner for more information.

 

Giving Back -- First Responders, Military Families, and Working Dogs

Heal supports this community by providing discounted care and support for pets in need that are owned by people who are either millitary families, first responders, or working dogs in a first responder capacity. Please contact Dr. Turner for more information if you are interested in this program.

KRAD

Dr. Turner invited the Kirkwood Rescue Avilance Dog group to the clinic to practice some injury prevention techniques for these amazing canine athletes and their dedicated humans.

 

Contact and Location

290 Kingsbury Grade, Suite 23
PO Box 3923
Stateline, Nevada 89449
 

vet@healvetmed.com

Office: 775-580-6062

Appointments, Refills, Questions Text: 530-539-4516 (we'll reply during business hours)

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