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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Most simply, we believe that in pets as in people, true health is much more than simply the absence of disease.  It is a state of wellness and wholeness that is full of vitality and joy.

We each have pets of our own, of course, and we know how much it means to us to know that they are as happy and vital as possible.  If you are reading this, the same is likely true for you.  Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to feel assured that you’re making the right choices for your pet.  You may feel bombarded with options, unable to find the information you’re looking for, or simply feel uncomfortable with the options you have been given without knowing why.

We’re here not only to help increase your pet’s wellness, but also to help you move to the point of certainty that you are doing all you can for your pet’s happiness and overall wellness.  After all, the love and groundedness our pets give us is beyond value.  It only makes sense that we should want to give back at least as much as we receive.

Some specific ways in which this philosophy makes us different:  

  • Your pet’s examination will be holistic in nature, encompassing much more than simply the problem that triggers the visit.  We incorporate information about your pet’s entire history and health status, including an understanding of your family’s dynamics and lifestyle, in order to come up with truly individualized recommendations.
  • We go out of our way to make sure our approach is as gentle and fun as possible.  Many pets are afraid of the vet’s office, and to some extent this is understandable (there’s only so much we can do to make needles gentle and fun!).  However, we understand that too much stress is both damaging and unnecessary, so we work to minimize your pet’s stress as much as possible.
  • We believe in the importance of continually fostering our own development, both professionally by investing in continuing education, and also personally by maintaining balanced lifestyles and “practicing what we preach.”