Testimonials 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.
Dr. 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 friend’s 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.”
Dr. 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 acupuncturist.
SPLASH: 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
Advanced 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.
Euthanasia Services 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.