For the Love of Horses, Dogs, Cats, and . . .
HorseFeathers Veterinary Service provides exceptional convenience for the animal owner. We come to you, so the multiple-pet or ‘incredibly busy’ pet owner can give the four-legged family members high quality, low anxiety veterinary care in the comfort of their own home. HorseFeathers also provides state-of-the-art medical care, including physical exams, vaccinations, blood tests, and medications as needed, while also offering Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. With over 20 years of practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, we have found that many medical conditions respond extremely well to acupuncture and herbology.
The good news is that traditional western medicine (vaccinations, medications, etc.) and traditional chinese medicine work very well together. There is no need to view these as an either/or mode of treatment. They are easily integrated together. Often the veterinary acupuncture will decrease the need for traditional western pharmacology – decreasing the possibility of the negative side effects of these drugs. The animal can often be maintained on acupuncture for many conditions. Then, as conditions develop, medically we can add in the pharmaceuticals as needed, thus decreasing the risk and length of risk exposure to the drugs that do work well, but also have side effects that prove unfortunate.
About the Doctor
HorseFeathers Veterinary Service is the result of the vision of Dr. Elaine Gregg. She has twice been published in Strathmore’s Who’s Who. Graduating from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (yes, the Harvard of Veterinary Schools), she has been in active practice for over 20 years. After hitting the back of the drug cabinet, rigorous training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began in 1994. Consequently, acupuncture and TCM has been in her repertoire for over 20 years as well. She has practiced in other animal hospitals and has chosen to provide a service that is more caring and compassionate than what is often seen. The animal (often the “child” of the owner) is viewed as an individual with fears and likes and dislikes. The animal is treated with respect and compassion.
It is not possible to perform all veterinary procedures that are required to diagnose some ailments in a mobile service. Those procedures, for example MRI, CT scan, are referred to appropriate facilities. It is possible to treat the animals with kindness and respect. It is no surprise that the animals respond very well to being treated as if they mattered, as if they were important.
What is Veterinary Acupuncture?
I’m so glad you asked. The easy anser would be “The same as human acupuncture, but for animals”. In the most technical sense, that would be correct. In practice, it would be so, so wrong. Or, if not wrong, it would be so oversimplified that it might as well be wrong.