from client Virginia Ward and others:
Dr Diana Bochenski, Buellton vet clinic. Holistic veterinarian who uses
minute concentrations of substances including powders and some pills. "She
believes in a raw meat diet to help animals heal themselves. My friend Betty had
a small poodle that developed liver failure. The allopathic vet gave him only a
couple of weeks to live. This dog died of old age many years later,"
Virginia reported. Note: grains are not a natural food for many animals
and much of the stuff we get in a can is filled with it.
Ella Bittel, works in Buellton, but comes to Nipomo once a week to do
acupuncture. She also gives Chinese herb preparations if needed and offers some
chiropractic. Check prices if you are on a budget. "She uses the back
office at Mesa Vet clinic in Nipomo and has been treating my friendís Bouvier
for multiple allergies. The itching and scratching went away, but lately came
back when her owner had a medical relapse. The dog senses all that trauma and
reacts with the itching," says Virginia. Suzan notes: In talking with
animals, I find many conditions that are exaggerated or inflamed when there are
emotional upsets in the household."
Jennifer Burke, Certified Veterinarian Acupuncturist, 9575 El Camino Real,
Atascadero, CA 93422 (805) 466-3880. Great recommendation from clients who have
used Dr. Burke, who is open to alternative healing methods and an excellent
Swim Therapy for your dog. Chris Barrett
does wonderful healing work in the pool with dogs who have had surgery or are
recovering from some problem related to joints and movement. Gentle exercise for
recuperation. 805-772-5363. In Morro Bay. email@example.com
Stephanie Szabo is a veterinary chiropractor. "I met her years ago when
she adjusted my Doberman Gus. My dog Sam fell asleep on the front seat of my old
VW and had a grand mal seizure. I took him immediately to (a vet clinic) where
they suggested giving him Phenobarbital. I refused to start him on that, but Sam
continued to have seizures every 2 or 3 weeks. Dr Szabo came to my house and
adjusted all 4 dogs three years ago. Sam did not have another
seizure for two years!" Dr. Szabo's office is now in Templeton where she
also offers swim therapy.
Jeff Alwen is a veterinary surgeon. He operated on Casey's three
ruptured disks and Virginia wondered at that time if she had made the right
decision. "He was incontinent and could not support his weight on the back
and could not wag his tail, but each day he showed a little improvement. He
seemed to stop getting better after 4 weeks, but seems to enjoy life anyway, and
hopefully will continue to improve," she said.
surgeon Dr. Jeff Alwen came to the San Luis Obispo area with his wife Rosanne
and two sons late in 2002. After falling in love with the area they purchased
the Broad Street clinic in January 1, 2003, which later became the Edna Valley
Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Services. Since then, Dr. Alwen has expanded and
enhanced the clinic's services to include the low cost mobile vaccine clinic,
Community Veterinary Outreach.
With 25 years experience in advanced surgical care, he offers advanced surgeries
that previously had been referred outside the community. These advanced services
include orthopedics, TPLO and Arthroscopy. Also MRI, neurology and oncology, in
addition to the quality general health care offered.
In-Home: Atascadero. http://peacefulpassingsforpets.com.
Making the decision to euthanize your geriatric or chronically ill pet is one of
the most difficult decisions animal caretakers make. When your pet has
reached a point where it is no longer able to enjoy any quality of life, humane
euthanasia can be an act of kindness done out of love. Peaceful Passings
for Pets offers in home euthanasia services for companion animals.
Veterinary Ophthalmology for your Animal
Friend's vision. Kristiane S. Schmidt, DVM, Diplomate, American
College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Dr. Schmidt received her Bachelor of
Science in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis. She
subsequently received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the
University of California at Davis in 1997. She received Board Certification in
Veterinary Ophthalmology and became a Diplomate of the American College of
Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) in 2005. During her Residency, Dr. Schmidt
completed the credentials requirements set forth by the American College of
Veterinary Ophthalmologists, managed surgical and medical ophthalmic diseases in
small animals at the Animal Eye Specialists, exotic animals at the Oakland Zoo,
and large animals at the University of California at Davis. She looks forward to
serving the community for many years. 118 North Mason Street, Arroyo Grande, CA
93420 (805) 473-3332.