Holistic veterinary medicine is an alternate approach to animal healthcare that emphasizes the overall well-being of your pet. Our vets address your pet’s symptoms, alleviating pain or discomfort where necessary but we don’t stop there. We spend the time to get to know your pet – their environment, diet, emotional states and seek to understand the root cause of their symptoms.
Using both holistic and traditional veterinary treatments, our goal is to promote balance for your pet through least invasive methods, supporting your pet’s own immune system and healing processes.
We offer Titer testing which allows us to evaluate your pet’s antibody levels to certain diseases. Titer testing allows us to tell you if your pet will be protected against disease and can prevent us from putting additional vaccines into their body. We offer titers for Distemper, Parvo, Rabies, Lepto, and Feline distemper, Rhino and Calicivirus. If your pet does need vaccines we offer Jean Dodd’s Vaccine Protocol, Dr. Rob Protect the Pet Rabies vaccine protocol and Homeopathic remedies, Vaccinosis and Detox protocols to minimize the effect on their body from vaccination.
We offer MIcrobiome testing through Animal Biome. With this test we evaluate your pet’s normal flora to see if it is balanced. We have diagnosed many pets with an imbalance of microflora which can cause “leaky gut syndrome”, diarrhea, chronic itchy skin and other symptoms. Imbalanced microbiomes can be caused by the wrong diet, overuse of antibiotics, pre-existing health conditions and environmentalcauses. We will help yourpet through diet modification and the use of supplements to balance their microbiome. We carry the full line of Animal Biome supplements and have helped many pets become healthy again with a balanced microbiome.
We perform Ovary sparing spays and Vasectomies at our hospital as an option to retain your pet’s hormones but prevent unwanted pregancies. These surgeries are approved and recommended by the Parsemus foundation. Newer studies done at UC DAVIS have found that hormone loss can contribute to thyroid problems, tendon and ligament injuries, urinary incontinence and certain types of cancer. During the ovary sparing spay (OSS) we remove the uterus and cervix, but leave the ovaries intact. During the Vasectomy we remove part of the Vas Deferens, but leave the Testes intact. Both of these surgeries preserve your pet’s natural hormones.
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods such as the application of heat, pressure, or laser or penetration of thin needles. It is a form of complementary and alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine TCVM. Acupuncture can treat a range of conditions, though is most commonly used for pain relief.
Herbal Therapy is the use of natural plants or plant extracts as medicine. Herbal Therapy is a useful alternative to keeping your pet on chronic pain medications or for pets that cannot tolerate traditional medications due to side effects. It can also be used in conjunction with traditional medication as well as acupuncture and laser therapy for maximum benefit. This type of therapy can be eaten or ingested in the form of capsules or teapills and can also be applied topically on the skin as a salve or poultice as treatment.
Herbal medicine utilizes natural herbal ingredients in particular combinations or formulas to treat particular disease patterns, suppressants, immune boosters and much more!
At Williston Park Animal Hospital we offer Class IV Laser therapy to help your pet heal without drugs or surgery. Laser therapy is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation and pain for both acute and chronic conditions by utilizing the body’s own healing powers.
What type of conditions can be treated?
Stem Cell Therapy is a new and unique way to treat arthritis and chronic joint pain in dogs and cats.
Stem cell therapy involves injecting stem cells into the areas of pain and degeneration. The stem cells then mature into cells with specialized functions that enable them to repairing the body’s tissues that are damaged by injury or disease. We have partnered with Vet-Stem to offer this service to our patients.
The process of stem cell therapy involves three steps:
Food therapy uses food and nutrition as a therapeutic option to treat illness and maintain health and wellness. Food therapy uses the energetic properties of foods to help treat various conditions including allergies and chronic conditions. Our veterinarians are certified in food therapy. We will work with you to tailor a specific diet or recipe to improve your pet’s health and resolve various conditions.
Essential Oils are naturally occurring aromatic compounds that give a plant its distinctive aroma or scent. They also contain compounds that keep the plant healthy and protect it from diseases and insects. Essential Oils are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Besides being fragrant, essential oils can be used for many health benefits and contain anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting qualities. They are also effective for natural flea control remedies. Did you know – we make our own essential oil blends for things like flea, tick and mosquito prevention!
Our doctors are trained in the safe use of essential oils for pets. It is a myth that essential oils are not safe for pets. When used the right way essential oils are very effective for various conditions and can replace or be used as an adjunct to traditional medications. Essential oils for pets should be diluted before use.
Reiki is a Japanese technique that promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is similar to acupuncture in that it is based on the idea that our bodies contain a natural “life force energy” or “Qi” that flows through us and that this energy can become weak or blocked when we are sick or injured. The Reiki practitioner can feel where the energy is blocked and can help this energy to regain its natural strength and flow to promote healing. Reiki can be used to help the body heal from various ailments from simple stomach upset to cancer. Reiki also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
We carry the Assissi Loop to provide your pet with PEMF therapy.
The Assisi LOOP’s specific waveform is tuned to accelerate healing while lowering inflammation, pain, and swelling. It is a safe, effective, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical therapy using the same technology that has been FDA-cleared for human use. Learn more about the Assisi tPEMF signal’s Mechanism of Action.
We offer Virtual visits through Zoom or by phone for when you can not come into the office or if you would like to consult with the doctor about holistic services that we offer.