While our base will always be firmly in Western medicine concepts, we have seen firsthand the benefits of alternative therapies, also referred to as "integrative" or "complementary" therapies. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is based on Eastern concepts  and we are happy to be able to offer several options to our clients in this regard.

We provide the therapies listed below in conjunction with traditional Western medicine and surgery to help improve healthcare outcomes and to give us additional options for treating our patients. We will never offer TCVM without first completing a proper physical exam, consultation with you, and tried-and-true diagnostics as necessary.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about whether alternative therapy could benefit your pet.

If you have already scheduled an integrative medicine consultation with us, we ask that you please fill out this Alternative Medicine Patient History Form so that we can prepare for your appointment.

Acupuncture Westway Animal Clinic


Very thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body to stimulate specific actions.

Chinese Herbal Formulas Westway Animal Clinic

Chinese Herbal Formulas

Combinations of herbs address underlying issues to aid in restoring the body to health.

Food Therapy Westway Animal Clinic

Traditional Chinese Food Therapy

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, different foods possess different properties. Customized diets can work on a long term basis to balance the body and its constitution.

alternative pet therapy

Pet Laser Therapy

A non-invasive pain relief tool that can decrease inflammation and speed up healing. Laser therapy is only one aspect of the multimodal approach to pain management at our veterinary hospital. As an adjunct to medical protocols, laser therapy is helpful in reducing pain and inflammation...read more >>