We are dedicated to treating your pet as if it were one of our own. We ensure that our wide range of services provide your pet with the highest quality care available.
We are a full-service veterinary hospital that offers holistic specialty and generalized pet care. We offer a wide variety of diagnostic services, x-ray examinations, surgical procedures, and routine check ups. As a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, we also offer auxiliary services such as house call services.
HOLISTIC MEDICAL SERVICES and CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat all kinds of ailments without the help of technology. Acupuncture points are connected to the nervous system and when stimulated release endorphins and serotonin to help with pain and dis-ease. According to Chinese medicine it helps the flow of “Qi” where it is blocked and brings about balance and restores homeostasis. Acupuncture points are stimulated in various ways via dry needling, aqua acupuncture, electro acupuncture, moxibustion, laser, and acupressure. Acupuncture treats arthritis, kidney and liver disease, seizures, degenerative diseases, diabetes, cushings etc. etc…In short it can used to treat any dis-ease.
Alpha Stim is microelectro technology better than tens units with no stimulation feeling administered with a probe to acupuncture points and/or ear clips to the brain. It is ideal for patients that do not do well with needles and for paralyzed or paretic patients from Intervertebral disc disease.
Aquapuncture is injection of diluted Vitamin B12 into the acupuncture points. This is of benefit in patients who cannot hold the needles in for a period of time and it is good for heat conditions because the B12 at the Acupuncture sites is cooling. It is also a good yin treatment for those patients that are yin deficient which is exhibited by anxiety, pacing, sleep disorder, thirst and panting.
Chinese and western herbal formulas
Chinese herbal formulas have been used for centuries to treat ailments. Herbal formulas are like “medicines” except they are more gentle and treat from the root cause of dis-ease and helps the body get back into balance. Herbals can be used short term and some chronic diseases need them longer. Our sources of herbs are from legitimate producers and are very safe to use.
Network chiropractic is a very gentle approach and its adjustments are focused on relieving tension on the elastic structures connected to the vertebrae and other bones/joints wherein the bones move back in alignment on their own accord. It helps to improve movement of Qi, helps body fluids flow freely and to relieve stagnation or tightness and has long lasting effects in most patients.
The body’s Life force of Qi can be balanced with the laying on of hands to the energy centers of the body. Both clearing and healing energies can be performed. Dr. Pema has had four years of training in Energy healing. This is a good addition to acupuncture treatments.
Flower essence care
Flower Essence Care is an energy medicine with the use of the vibrational frequencies of flower essences made by putting flowers in water and exposing them to sunlight. Our bodies resonate at different frequencies and will respond to the flower frequencies when given in a clean mouth or in water or a milk product. They are commonly used for behavioral/emotional issues.
Gold bead implants
Gold Bead Implants is an acupuncture technique that is used for degenerative joint disease and joint pain especially hip dysplasia. The theory behind it is that the body produces excess negative ions or an acidic condition in the degenerative joints and in response pulls calcium a positive ionic charge mineral from the bones to neutralize this acid into the joint causing boney arthritis. With Gold bead Implants, the Gold beads are placed at acupuncture points around the affected joints and the positively charged Gold beads flood the joint continuously with positive ions thus neutralizing the negative ions and the acid also causing the body to dissolve the boney calcium deposits and reversing boney arthritis and alleviating pain.
Healing with whole foods / Nutritional counseling / Raw diet / Food Allergy testing
Nutrition is key to maintaining vital force and keeping the body strong. By providing the individual pet what their body needs in turn creates balance. Dogs and cats are carnivores and they cannot digest grains well and especially cats are pre-disposed to diabetes by feeding them grains. Feeding a raw diet has helped many animals get over IBD, allergies in general, ear infections, auto immune diseases, epilepsy, bladder stones, arthritis, obesity, cushings disease, thyroid disease, liver and kidney disease, pancreatitis and cancer. If raw diet is not for you, you must at least consider home cooked, grain free canned and dry. We also perform food allergy testing.
Homeopathy follows the principal of the similar. A remedy can cure a sick person or animal only if it can cause a similar sickness in a healthy person. For example, a skin eruption caused by contact with poison oak can be cured by taking a homeopathic remedy made from the poison oak plant (Rhus Tox). Again, the beauty of this medicine is that the treatment provided goes with rather than against the body’s own effort to regain health.
Cold laser therapy is a non – invasive treatment using light to stimulate cell regeneration and blood circulation. It also stimulates the release of endorphins and neuro hormones from the brain relaxing the patient, creating anti-inflammation and anti-pain. It is used for sprains, strains, arthritis, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Spondylosis and hip dysplasia.
Moxibustion is an ancient Chinese therapy using the herb Mugwort heated up to over 200 degrees and touched to the acupuncture needles. This therapy warms the channels and invigorates the Qi and moves Stagnant Blood and Qi. It is especially useful in the winter months for arthritis and any time of year for Intervertebral disc disease.
Myers Cocktail IV therapy
Myers Cocktail IV therapy is a high dose Vitamin mineral intravenous therapy that is used for many conditions: cancer, autoimmune disease, bacterial and viral infections, Tick diseases, and liver disease. It is mainly high dose Vitamin C therapy that has anti cancer effects with its oxidative qualities and healing qualities. It is done as a slow IV push so the patient is either hooked up to an IV syringe pump or an IV fluid line pump. The treatments can be given weekly or twice monthly.
Neoplasene is a combination of alkaloid herbs that target fast growing cancer cells and leave normal healthy cells alone. It is available in injectable, oral, and topical forms. Skin tumors including mast cell tumors are very amenable to this therapy. It can be used alone or in combination with surgical debulking of a tumor and then follow up with neoplasene topical and/or oral. It creates an inflammatory response, the body’s normal healing response, so anti-inflammatories must be avoided when using Neoplasene.
Non-Anesthetic dental cleaning (Houndstooth)
We have very qualified dental hygenists who perform the non -anesthetic dentals as routine cleanings. For those that do require any extractions they are then performed under anesthesia at the clinic or in many cases are referred to area veterinary dentists..
Many vitamin, mineral supplements especially those made from food are used in our practice. We also use Standard Process glandular and whole food supplements to support the body’s healing response and for preventive health care.
Stem Cell and PRP Therapy
We utilize autologous adipose tissue for the source of stem cells. Dr. Pema is trained in the collection process and injection of stem cells. Vet Stem Labs processes the adipose tissue/stem cells. From Collection to injection is a two day process. Stem Cell therapy is used for Degenerative Joint Disease, meniscal and ligament injuries, and research is being done for Diabetes and Liver and Kidney disease.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is another regenerative medicine therapy. PRP is alive with growth factors which can stimulate healing in a degenerative or injured joint or tissue. These growth factors do not transform into stem cells but they have regenerative capacity and are anti-inflammatory. PRP therapy can be used for Degenerative joint disease, arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries.
UVB Ozone Therapy and Ozone Therapy
Ultraviolet Blood irradiation ozone therapy is offered in very few holistic clinics. This is an amazing healing modality for many disease areas and for preventive health care. We use this to treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections, Autoimmune disease, Cancer, Kidney failure, Liver disease, Lyme disease, other Tick diseases, FELV, FIV and Feline Corona virus (FIP), Toxoplasmosis, and Lepto. We have cured cancer and kidney failure.
Ozone is O3 and as such provides the body with much needed oxygen. Many disease states especially cancer is in a hypoxic state and in need of oxygen for repair and healing. Ozone can be given rectally by gas, in saline as SQ fluids at acupuncture sites, injected into tumors with ozonated saline or mixed with blood and given intravenously.
CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES
Annual Wellness Visit
We recommend annual physical exams for your pet to ensure that your pet is receiving the best medical attention and is on schedule to maintain optimal health.
Good oral health for your pet can result in a longer and happier life! During our yearly physical examination, we will examine your pet’s mouth for any dental issues. At our animal hospital we offer a myriad of dental services, including: oral and dental exams,non anesthetic and anesthetic cleaning, polishing and extractions. Feel free to call us at any time to set up an appointment..
Diagnostic Lab and X-Ray Procedures
We provide blood and lab services, and usually provide results within 24 hours.
We provide state of the art digital X-Ray and consultation with a certified veterinary radiologist..
We offer emergency services during normal working hours. If your pet is in need of emergency care after hours, call our main line and we will provide you instructions on how to handle the situation..
Jackie Coufal offers gentle individual grooming without caging. She has years of experience and a loving touch. Call 240-277-1928 for appointments.
While your pet is in our animal hospital, we provide daily meals, monitoring, and safety. Our trained staff will communicate directly with you about your pet’s progress. We encourage you to come see your pet during our visiting hours.
Pet Surgery Services
With our advanced anesthetic capabilities and surgical equipment, we can guarantee safety and comfort for your pet. We specialize in soft tissue surgery including pet neutering and spaying, and closely monitor each animal and appropriately address pain management. Please contact us for a list of pet surgery procedures that we offer.
We do not offer round the clock care post-surgery, if that is necessary, we will make arrangements for your pet to stay with a local emergency hospital.
We carry a full line of medications for your pet including Vitamin and Mineral supplements, Shampoo, Natural Flea and Tick control, and Heartworm medication. Additionally, we offer Prescription medications.
Dirty Dawg Professional Dog Grooming
Jackie Coufal received her groomer certification in 1991 from the Maryland School of Dog Grooming in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and believes that our dogs deserve kindness, love, and compassion when being groomed. Jackie shares her life with Merlin, Breezie, Luna, Serendipity, Lucy and African Grey, Zoe.
Call Jackie for an appointment: 240-277-1928
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