Balancing science with empathy.

When there are deep imbalances in your dog or cat’s body, western veterinary medicine (for example, antibiotics, surgery, suppressing or manipulating immune responses, etc.) is likely the appropriate course of action. But there are various imbalances in the body that don’t need the global approach of western medicine. They just need small tweaks. We believe there is an incredible opportunity here for modern veterinary practitioners to blend the two approaches in order to help your pet heal in the most efficient and effective way.

Integrative Veterinary Services

  • Bringing your dog or cat in for routine wellness examinations is one of the most powerful things you can do for your pet’s health and happiness. This allows us to establish a baseline for your pet’s health and behavior, and to quickly spot when something becomes irregular. During your dog or cat’s examination, we will thoroughly check each of their major bodily systems.

    Wellness Examinations
  • Acupuncture has been used in animals for thousands of years. It is primarily used to treat functional problems in your dog or cat, such as noninfectious inflammation, pain, or mobility issues. It can be used to treat a wide range of health issues – from arthritis, to diarrhea, to feline asthma, anxiety, hip dysplasia, and even some reproductive problems.

  • The majority of dogs and cats over the age of three show signs of periodontal disease. Over the years, it has become increasingly clear how central your pet’s oral health is to the health of the rest of their body. Bacteria from periodontal disease can spread through the bloodstream and damage your pet’s vital internal organs – such as their heart, liver, and kidneys. We can prevent this through routine dental cleanings, and helping you keep their teeth brushed between visits at home.

    Dental Care
  • An herb is a plant with active therapeutic processes. If properly used, herbal medicine can treat a wide range of health issues in pets, including chronic kidney failure, epilepsy, behavioral disorders, hormonal disorders, skin allergies, and more. Herbal therapy has fewer side effects than modern pharmaceutical treatments.

    Herbal Therapy
  • Every dog or cat should be vaccinated for rabies, and other vaccinations may be appropriate given your pet’s medical history or environment. We can consult with you on which vaccinations should be considered, answer any questions you have, and can set up a schedule of vaccinations for your pet.

  • We are a truly comprehensive veterinary facility, offering the fruits of both western and eastern veterinary medicine. Other services include:
    ○ Spay & Neuter
    ○ Lab Tests
    ○ Radiology
    ○ Surgery (orthopedic & soft tissue)
    ○ Chiropractic
    ○ Chinese Food therapy
    ○ Tui na

    Other services

The role of the veterinarian

We think of the role of the veterinarian as that of a good detective. Both veterinarian and owner work together to gather information about the pet’s behaviors. We ask probing questions and consider all details so as to form a diagnosis of underlying issues and from that, an effective path of treatment.

We’re almost here!

We will be opening our doors in mid-2017. We are so excited to serve the community of Alameda, and the surrounding SF Bay Area communities. If you would like updates on our progress, please sign up with your email address here:

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