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
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.
What your neighbors say…
Dr. McCaughan, I brought my cat, Pippa, in today for our first visit to your office. I want to thank you for all the time you took to explain all the things you explained to me, from the possible lineage of my cat to the theory behind your vaccination regiment. You have a very comfortable office and a friendly, pleasant, competent staff. You’ll be seeing me again when my dog is due for her check-up examination. I’ll be sure to tell anyone looking for a vet about your facility.
Thank you all again for the care you showed Pippa and the time you took to answer my questions.
I am so happy to share this news: Marina Village Veterinary is a wonderful new vet clinic on Alameda, around than 10 minutes door to door from the Ellington in the Marina Village Shopping Center. Dr. Ashley McCaughan combines clinical judgment with intuition in her practice. She spent time with us to be sure she understood Ginger’s complete medical situation. I appreciate the range of treatment options that she discussed with me.The entire team treats Ginger like their own pet and Ginger has been calm during her visits! The office is beautiful and I have been able to schedule same-day appointments so far. If you need a vet or are looking to change your vet, this is a terrific newer practice. They can be reached at 510-939-8340.