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My practice integrates conventional western medicine with alternative veterinary therapies. Some of the alternative modalities I use are acupuncture, supplements, herbal therapies, nutritional strategies, ozone therapy, light therapy, microbiome restorative therapy, and hormone replacement program. Often times the best results come from the synergistic effect of optimizing good nutrition, supplements and other holistic therapies. I am also an advocate for optimizing vitamin D levels, minimal vaccination, vaccine titers, and late spay and neuter for the better health of my patients.
I see patients in my home office in Ancramdale, NY (lower Columbia County). I also see patients in their home as a house call appointment. The areas that I travel to are Columbia County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Westchester County (north of White Plains), Ulster County, Greene County, and Rensselaer County. Please allow me a 30 minute grace period for arriving at your home.
A new patient exam and consultation includes the review of the patient medical history (including diet and nutrition), physical exam and acupuncture (optional). This first visit can take up to 1.5 hour as we will have a lot to discuss.
I usually recommend 3 sessions to see if acupuncture will be helpful. Although you can potentially see improvements after the first session, it is usually necessary to have several sessions to see beneficial effects. Although acupuncture does not help every patient, it helps many of them live more comfortable lives. The first several sessions are usually spaced every 1-2 weeks but also depends on severity of clinical signs. Once we see an improvement, they are spaced farther and farther apart.
If you would like to find out more about my services and how i can help your pet, a pre-appointment 15 minutes phone consult is available. Please contact me to set up.
I also offer paid email or phone consultation to accommodate busy pet parents or those who live a distance from me. We can address questions and topics for which your pet doesn't need to be examined. For example: Follow up consultation to discuss how your pet is doing and what needs to be changed.
For the appointment, I will need:
1. Your pet’s previous medical records and blood work emailed to me or have them ready during the appointment.
2. A list of your pet’s food, supplements and medications emailed to me if there is any. The list will enable me to understand what your pet is getting, and it help me formulate a treatment plan.
Lastly, I don't have an assistant, so I will need your help holding your pet for exam +/- blood draw.
If you have any additional questions or you would like to schedule an appointment, please submit the Contact Form on this page.