Alternative Therapies

We offer a blend of traditional medicine coupled with some alternative therapies of medicine.


Acupuncture is one of the safest forms of medical treatment for animals when it is administered by a properly trained veterinarian.  It is mainly used for functional problems (such as those that involve paralysis), non-infectious inflammation (such as allergies), and pain.  Certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Dr. Trish Grinnell gladly treats any pet that may benefit from this alternative therapy.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is emerging as an important tool for veterinarians to enhance the recuperative power, immunity, and state of well-being for their patients.  Tailored to each individual animal, Chinese herbal therapy offers nutritional benefits along with balancing properties.  These chemically complex herbs can supplement the animal’s diet and fortify its constitution.  While pharmaceutical drugs can be taxing to the animal’s kidneys and liver, Chinese herbs may actually strengthen these organs as part of the therapeutic process.  Safe, effective, and gently nurturing, Chinese herbs are easily assimilated and have fewer side effects than pharmaceutical drugs.

Laser Therapy

Therapeutic Lasers offer many benefits for your pet as listed here.

  1. Anti-Inflammation
  2. Anti-Pain(Analgesic)
  3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
  4. Improved Vascular Activity
  5. Increases Metabolic Activity
  6. Trigger points and Acupuncture Points
  7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
  8. Improved Nerve Function
  9. Immunoregulation(Immunity)
  10. Faster Wound Healing

Laser therapy is non-invasive and the lastest in cutting edge technology.  It is used to decrease inflammation and pain by stimulating blood supply to the area which accelerates tissue repair and cell growth.  It is commonly used post-surgically to accelerate the the healing process.  It can also be used for arthritis, urinary tract infections, wound healing, and so much more!

Nutritional Counseling

Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.  We carry a full line of several brands of prescription foods for your pets’ specific health care needs.

We carry the following brands of prescription diets:

In addition, we also carry the following Raw Diets:


Answers Pet Food

Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation is often indicated after injury, surgery or disability.  The goals of rehab are to promote healing, to speed up a return to fun and function, and to prevent complications from disuse.  We have learned that the same principles used for over 85 years in human rehab, may be extended to canine patients to help them return safely to their active lifestyles.  We work closely with Gail Henderson of Paws and Paddle to provide physcial rehabilitation when appropriate to our patients. All treatment for medical conditions must be by a veterinarian referral.