Veterinary care that’s holistic!

Holistic veterinary care for your pet at The Healing Place:

holistic veterinary careWhen beginning the journey into alternative or holistic veterinary care, many people are not even sure of what they are searching for. Most are looking for another option of treatment than the standard, conventional medication and surgery options available at a traditional veterinary clinic.

What is the theory behind holistic veterinary care?

This type of care for your pet is grounded in the theory of treating the "whole" body, not just a single condition. Holistic care may include adjustments, massage, acupuncture, laser, homeopathy, herbal or nutritional support, as well as other treatment modalities. Dr. Kallenbach's philosophy of integrated care combines holistic veterinary care with the conventional treatments. Combining the two will achieve maximum health for your pet with minimal negative side-effects. She will work with your conventional veterinarian and you to accomplish the best health for your pets.

Choosing a holistic veterinary care clinic:

When you are looking for a veterinary clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service whether it is holistic or traditional. Dr. Kallenbach and staff have gained vast knowledge and experience in holistic veterinary care to ensure you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a calm and comfortable veterinary facility which is efficient and well staffed with friendly, knowledgeable people. Dr. Kallenbach and her staff are proud to provide you with information and services that will allow you to make educated choices concerning your pet’s healthcare.

Visit our video library to listen to Dr. Kallenbach speak on several topics.

Call 352-795-0250 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.

Do I need medical history when choosing a holistic veterinary care clinic?

Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life. Behavioral shifts are important as well as any incidents that may have happened in the past. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Dr. Kallenbach can still work with whatever information you are able to provide.

We recognize all new places can make your pet uncomfortable and strive to have a quiet place for you and your pets. Our waiting room is divided to allow any wait you have to be out of traffic and away from other pets. Often we only have one or two pets in our clinic at a time and feel this also lowers the stress of the visit for your pet.

Do you provide holistic veterinary care services for other animals such as cats?

We provide holistic veterinarian care services for many animals including cats. The staff recognize that not all cats welcome being around dogs or all dogs are familiar with cats, or other dogs. Our team will do everything we can to keep our patients comfortable in our waiting room. The goal is to escort you and your pet directly into an exam room to settle in while you fill out our new client forms.

What kind of evaluation is done in holistic veterinary care?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Kallenbach will do a variety of evaluations to gather additional information about your pet and his or her particular problem. She will combine this with the information that your conventional veterinarians have gathered, along with any diagnostics, such as blood work and radiographs. A careful history will be taken of your dog’s particular condition as well as any medications or other treatments that have previously been prescribed and how your pet responded.

Information about diet, appetite, & eating patterns, defecation quality and quantity will be documented. An orthopedic and gait evaluation, as well as conformation and muscle balance will be completed. Evaluations take place through observation as well as palpation. Information gathered will then be put together to develop a plan that includes holistic veterinary care for your pet. We are NOW offering Ozone therapy!

In some circumstances, Dr. Kallenbach will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine diagnostics, or surgery. Our goal is to work with you to develop the best TEAM to achieve optimal health for your pet.

The amount of information we go over can be a bit overwhelming and new. We will develop a complete plan to address your pet's health. Your telephone calls are welcomed should you need to ask any questions along the way. Holistic veterinary care therapies can be new and not well understood at times. YOU are an important part of our team in providing optimal healthcare for your pet.