We practice integrative medicine, incorporating the best western and eastern medicine available for cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and pocket pets. Full dental prophylaxis is performed including an oral examination, scaling, polishing and dental radiographs. Our patients are able to recover in a heated oxygen cage after all surgeries. As safety is our number one priority for our patients, all surgeries are placed on ECG, apnea-alert, pulse oxygen, and blood pressure monitors.
We enjoy seeing all breeds of dogs and cats, big or small along with pocket pets. Please call us for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
Full Service Small Animal Hospital
Our Cutting Edge laser allows us to minimize pain and bleeding on all of our surgeries. As diagnostics advance, so do we. With the addition of our Toshiba Ultrasound as well as full-service, in-house diagnostics, including the newest technology in complete blood counts, electrolytes, and blood chemistries, we are able to give your pets the best care available.
Dr. Chandler is available for consultations regarding canine rehabilitation. Dogs that have arthritis, hip dysplasia, or are recovering from orthopedic surgery are excellent candidates for treatment. Treatment may include therapeutic laser, pulsed magnetic bed, massage, body work, exercise, veterinary orthopedic manipulation as well as many other treatment options. Dr. Chandler are trained in Chinese medicine and can integrate acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine into your pet's therapy.
Have a new puppy or kitten? An adult pet that you want to keep healthy? A senior pet with special needs?
Call and make an appointment as all of our doctors provide individual consultation on vaccinations, nutrition, pet identification, heartworm protection, and de-wormings. Our philosophy is to help you choose the appropriate care for your pet. We are here to help you keep your pet healthy.
As Auburn is a hotbed for heartworm disease, it is important that your pet is on heartworm prevention year round. We have rebates available to help make it more affordable. Dogs as well as cats are susceptible to this potentially fatal disease The American Heartworm Society website is a great place to visit for the latest information on this disease.
Chinese Herbal Medicine for Pets
Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used to treat animals and people for thousands of years. Herbs were first added to meals by the Chinese to help balance the Yin and Yang or opposites in the body. Over time, the Chinese developed formulas to be used medically as well as to prevent disease. Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine is still relatively new in the United States; but the number of veterinarians certified in herbal medicine is growing quickly as practitioners search for new and potentially improved ways to manage and prevent disease.
In order to prescribe herbs to pets, it is necessary that a Chinese medical examination be performed by a qualified veterinarian. Herbs, like traditional western medications, can be beneficial when properly prescribed. They can also be dangerous or simply lack efficacy when not used correctly. The examination includes the same thorough western examination most people have experienced when taking their pet to the veterinarian. It may also include the same diagnostic tests typically performed to detect disease. However a Chinese medical examination will also examine acupuncture points for heat or reactivity, tongue color and texture, and pulse quality. Many questions will be asked that are not typically included in a Western examination. For this reason, a Chinese Medical Examination will take longer than a typical western examination.
By incorporating Western and Chinese findings, a pattern of disease is determined. This pattern will be the basis for herbal treatment of the patient and may also incorporate nutrition, acupuncture, and/or western medication. Disease patterns may change as the pet is being treated. For this reason, it is important that the pet return for follow up and that all adverse symptoms be reported to the veterinarian so appropriate changes can be implemented. Chinese herbal therapy is proving to be another valuable tool in our veterinary patients.
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Please call our office number to schedule appointments or ask questions at 530-823-6306.
Messages can be left at this number after hours. One of our doctors will call back ongoing cases. Staff will return all other calls within 24 hours. We can also be faxed at 530-823-7149.
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100 Old Airport Rd
Auburn, CA 95603