For clinical nutrition appointments:

We use herbs and wholefood supplements to treat disease. If this is the modality you want for your animal, schedule an AET Appointment (Acupoint Energy Testing), so that we can formulate a nutritional protocol.  The initial appointment can take 60 to 90 minutes.  We will briefly review the history and symptoms, do a physical exam and perform Acupoint Energy Testing.  Acupoint Energy Testing is a non-invasive diagnostic modality that provides information about the underlying causes of the symptoms you are seeing.  We get results right away and can then formulate a treatment plan using concentrated nutritional supplements and herbs.  See the Clinical nutrition page for more information about this type of treatment.

Please provide the following:
1. Recent Lab Work (If indicated)
2. A Nutritional Questionnaire - links to questionnaire (PDF)
3. Signed consent form
4. Bring food and water samples

Follow-up appointments are scheduled in 2 - 6 weeks (depending on the needs of the patient) and take 30 - 60 minutes.

Please provide the following information (bring it to your appointment or fax/ e-mail it to us):

1.  Any recent lab tests

2.  A completed Nutrition Questionnaire

3.  A signed Consent form


Follow-up appointments are usually done in 2 to 6 weeks and take 30 to 60 minutes. 


For health care consultations (preventative medicine):

Knowing how to care for our animals is the best form of preventative medicine.  We have been given a lot of misinformation about diet, vaccination protocols, parasite control and pet products.  Sadly, this has contributed to our current health care situation.   The ideal time to examine health care is when our animal are young, but we can begin at any time.  Though we cannot expect to cure a sick animal with the use of supplements and natural diets, we can improve the quality of their lives by providing support.  And to the extent that we can stop doing the things that contribute to illness, we can slow disease progression.  If you have multiple animals, if you are interested in holistic health care or if you have questions about specific health care issues, schedule a consult (by phone or in person).  These consults can take 15 to 45 minutes.  We can explore any of the following issues:


  • Diet
  • Flea & tick control
  • Heartworm prevention options
  • Vaccination protocols (and alternatives)
  • Dental care
  • Environmental pollution: how to identify toxins, their health effects, solutions


FEES

Fees for homeopathy and health care consults vary, depending on the amount of time spent by the doctor. 


  • The initialHomeopathic consultation for a chronic case usually takes 60 to 120 minutes.  After the consultation the doctor does a homeopathic analysis (usually 30 to 45 minutes) to find the remedy your animal needs.  The fee for the initial consult is approximately $200 to $350, depending on the amount of time the doctor spends for the consult, medical records review and case analysis.  Acute cases (injuries) are shorter and the fee is ranges from $100 to $165, depending on the amount of time required.  Remedies (medicines) cost $10 to $30. 
  • Follow-up homeopathic appointments range from $45- $140 depending on the time spent by the doctor- usually 15 to 60 minutes long. If a new remedy is needed, the doctor will do another case analysis ($30 to $60).
  • The initial appointment for Clinical Nutrition appointments (Acupoint Energy Testing) usually takes 90 minutes, sometimes longer.  The initial visit includes a brief history, physical exam, testing and an explanation of the test results. The cost of the initial consult ranges from $165 to $275 plus the cost of supplements. Additional health consults or tests are billed separately.  Follow-up tests are done in 2 to 6 weeks and take 30 to 60 minutes.  The cost ranges from $95 to $175 plus supplements.
  • Health Care Consultations (nutrition, flea control, etc.) range from $45 - $140, depending on the amount of time spent.
  • The minimum office fee is $45.

PAYMENT POLICY 

Payment is required at the time of service. Telephone consults must be paid for via VISA or MasterCard so please provide a credit card number that we can keep on file. Office visits can be paid for with cash, check or credit card.  We also accept CareCredit, which offers convenient monthly payment plans.   Ask the receptionist for details and an application form.

CANCELLATION POLICY 

There is a $45 charge for missed appointments or for canceling without 48 hours notice.

AFTER HOURS POLICY

I am not able to provide emergency care over the phone.  If a true emergency arises (life threatening) go immediately to the nearest veterinary emergency hospital for care.   I am happy to provide follow up care but life support comes first.  I attempt to be available for urgent problems that arise during homeopathic therapy: instructions are provided at your first homeopathic consult.


To schedule an appointment:


Call the office during office hours (Mon-Thurs 9:00AM to 5:00PM): 707-538-4643.  Let us know if you are seeking homeopathic therapy, nutritional therapy or just a health care consult.  Health care information is included in homeopathic consultations. (See the pages on Homeopathy, Clinical Nutrition and Preventative Medicine for details).

For Homeopathic appointments:

We schedule 90 to 120 minutes for the initial appointment for chronic cases (shorter for acute cases - injuries).  Choose this type of appointment if you want to treat your animal homeopathically.   See the Homeopathy page for more information about this treatment option.

Please provide the following:

  1. Please ask your veterinarian to send/fax/e-mail a copy of all previous veterinary medical records, including exam details, diagnostic test results and the vaccine record. 
  2. Fill out our Homeopathic Questionnaire.  Include the diet you are feeding and any supplements you are giving.
  3. Provide a list of current medications, heartworm preventative, flea control products and any topical products you are using
  4. Sign our Consent Form


 

Please fax the above information to: (707) 538-4649 (prior to your appointment)
Or email information to: info@holistic-animal-care.com


At the initial consult, we will review the history, explore the details of all symptoms, discuss pertinent health care issues, and begin to develop a treatment plan for your animal.  This plan will include supportive care such as diet, supplements and topical therapies. The homeopathic analysis (to find a remedy) is done after the consult and we usually have the remedy for you the next day.  A follow-up consult will be scheduled in a day or two (acute cases) or in 2 to 4 weeks (chronic cases). These appointments (which take 15 to 45 minutes) are essential for a successful outcome: I will evaluate the response to the remedy and make necessary adjustments in treatment.