Dr. Turner is an experienced clinician with a holistic mindset who combines acupuncture, rehabilitation, and nutrition for the compassionate integrative veterinary care your four-legged family deserves.
New Patient AssessmentFor any new patient, 60 -75 minutes
- Review pet’s history, medical records, lab work, and imaging
- Evaluate current diet, supplements, and medications
- Physical Examination
- Orthopedic/neurologic/rehabilitation assessment
- Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine examination
- Set therapeutic goals, discuss treatment options, create a plan
- Patient visit report emailed to you and your family vet
- After visit support: Text message or email availability for quick questions.
Therapy Visit -- 50 minuteBest for initial therapy for any new patients.
- New patients and post-op rehab patients start with weekly or twice-weekly 50-minute visits and move to a shorter visit when appropriate.
- Visits typically include a combination of the integrative therapies we offer customized to each patient.
Therapy Visit -- 30 minutesBest for acupuncture or ongoing rehab
- Weekly or twice-weekly 30- minute visits are for advanced rehab patients, and acupuncture patients.
Therapy Visit 60 minute plusExtended consult or intensive rehabilitation
- Intensive or neurologic rehabilitation
- Intensive pain-management
- Extended palliative, or hospice care consultation
- Custom visit to address your specific concerns
- Inquire for more information
For pets with disabilities, chronic illness, cancer, injury, or seniors with mobility issues.
Dr. Turner helps dogs and cats with chronic illnesses or injury with a combination of conventional Western and holistic options such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, or laser therapy.
She sees her patients regularly and makes changes as needed to keep them comfortable and mobile so they can live longer and better lives.
Examples of pets she helps include those with any chronic disease including cancer, kidney or liver disease, IBD, allergies, anxiety, seizures, arthritis pain, lameness, ACL tears, back pain/IVDD, neurologic disease, paralysis, geriatric weakness, weight issues, endocrine issues and many more . Many of our patients have a combination of health issues that are not adequately addressed with Western medicine alone and benefit from the addition of integrative options.
- Acupuncture: more about acupuncture.
- Advanced Acupuncture: electro-acupuncture, aqua-acupuncture, moxa, tui-na
- .Nutrition/Food Therapy
- Herbal Medicine and Supplements
Canine Physical Rehabilitation
Dr. Turner is certified in Canine Rehabilitation (CCRT) and combines acupuncture with rehabilitation in most patients. Rehabilitation modalities help pets gain stability, strength, and manage pain. Heal is the only vet clinic in the area with a state-of-the art AquaPaws Underwater Treadmill. Using the underwater treadmill has helped many dogs recover from injury and even paralysis. Senior dogs improve strength and have less pain and stiffness from arthritis after exercising in a controlled, warm-water environment.
- Underwater Treadmill: Water therapy provides warmth, buoyancy ,and resistance to help dogs recover from injury in a controlled environment. It is also a great tool for pain management for any dog with chronic pain. Read more about the Aquapaws Underwater Treadmill here.
- Therapeutic Exercise: Therapeutic exercises improves strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination and slows progression of disease. Our goal is to improve mobility and quality of life.
- Electro-stimulation: decreases pain and inflammation by providing a low level electrical current which disrupts the normal pain perception pathways.
- Pulsed Magnetic Electric Field (PEMF): speeds healing by improving blood flow to injured areas, reduces inflammation and provide pain relief. PEMF therapy can be delivered via mats, jackets and even portable loops and is a highly effective, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical option for pain management.
- Laser Therapy: Laser therapy is the use of light energy to stimulate tissue repair and provide pain management. Laser therapy may alleviate muscle and joint discomfort, relieve symptoms of arthritis, relax muscle spasms and increase blood flow to an area, helping injuries to heal.
- Manual Therapy: Manual therapy includes a variety of techniques, including passive range of motion, stretching, and joint mobilization. Manual therapies can be of great benefit to joints, allowing for greater movement and can also provide significant pain relief.
Palliative Care and Hospice
Dr. Turner will teach you to be a knowledgeable caretaker and your pet’s best advocate.
If you are considering palliative care or hospice care for your loved companion, you want to know whether your pet is in pain and how to maintain a high quality of life.
Dr. Turner can help you know what to look for and how to prevent or address problems on your own to avoid stressful travel or emergency vet visits. Whether or not you have chosen to pursue chemotherapy, surgery, or intensive conventional therapy for your pet, the addition of palliative or hospice care supports the patient and family through ups and downs, and maintains appetite, mobility, and energy.
Please contact us as soon as your pet is diagnosed so we can help you with strategies to minimize stress, pain, and discomfort and improve quality of life. We don’t want HANK (Hurting And Nobody Knows)!
- Integrative Care for Palliative and Hospice patients: Families enrolled in our Hospice and Palliative service start with an in-clinic consultation. You will meet with Dr. Turner to discuss your goals and beliefs, and create a care plan for your companion to keep them mobile, comfortable, eating, and free from side effects. Comfort care kits are available. Text and email support is always available. Our Hospice and Palliative Care families may feel overwhelmed at first, but they end up confident and empowered caretakers and decision-makers.
- Quality of Life Assessment: Get your questions answered and help you feel confident about end of life care and decisions for your pet.
- Please contact us for more information.
- Pet loss support & resources
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Chronic Arthritis and ACL tear
Recovery from paralysis
End of Life Care
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