All our veterinarians are comfortable using pharmaceuticals, and we have a complete pharmacy on site. We know drugs can be very helpful at times, for example by providing short term relief of pain and inflammation in dogs and cats. We believe a well-chosen herbal medicine or homeopathic remedy is a better choice for long term care, however, because natural remedies have fewer side effects and work on more aspects of a problem than a single drug.

Acupuncture and manipulative therapies like chiropractic and osteopathy can also reduce the need for long term use of pharmaceuticals by rapidly reducing pain and inflammation, and increasing mobility.

In the event that a drug must be used long term, we can often find herbs that will complement its action while reducing its side effects.