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Integrative veterinary medicine is a comprehensive approach to animal care that combines the best of conventional medicine and complementary and alternative therapies.

Western medicine and nontraditional medicine are not mutually exclusive, and the integration of these practices is often extremely beneficial. The goals of both are the same: healing, maintaining a good quality of life for our patients, and disease prevention. This integrative approach to diagnostics and treatments gives our animal patients many more therapeutic options and can benefit animals from birth to their senior years.

Our veterinarians and technical staff are extensively trained in conventional, complementary, and alternative medicine modalities. Our focus is on treating the whole animal while establishing a partnership and therapeutic plan with you and your regular veterinarian to achieve optimal wellness for your animal.


Services

With more than 35 years of combined experience, our doctors are skilled in Western medical practice and have gained additional training and/or certification in:

  • Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Nutritional and dietary management
  • Advanced dietary supplements
  • Rehabilitation therapy and pain management
  • Physical therapy (therapeutic exercises and stretches) 
  • Underwater treadmill/hydrotherapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Cold laser
  • Chiropractic (spine manipulation)
  • Massage therapy

Dr. Meyer performing chiropractic medicine on a cow


Common Conditions We Treat: Small Animal

  • Orthopedic issues
    • Osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease (DJD) 
    • Ligament and tendon injuries
    • Canine hip dysplasia
    • Paralysis/pain from bulging or ruptured discs
    • Spondylosis
    • Non-healing fractures
    • Lameness in the canine athlete
  • Neurologic problems
    • Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
    • Fibrocartilaginous emboli (FCE/spinal stroke) 
    • Facial paralysis
    • Peripheral nerve injury or neuropathy
    • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Behavioral disorders
    • Anxiety, aggression, inappropriate urination,etc.
  • Developmental diseases
  • Geriatric conditions
    • Weakness and/or chronic pain
    • Dementia/cognitive dysfunction
      • Immune system disorders
      • Ophthalmic disorders
      • Pain management and post-surgical conditions
      • Endocrine disorders
        • Cushing’s disease
        • Addison’s disease
        • Thyroid dysfunction (hypo- and hyper-thyroid) 
        • Diabetes
      • Dermatologic disorders
        • Allergic/atopic dermatitis (food and/or environmental allergies)
        • Lick granulomas (“hot spots”)
      • Internal medicine conditions
        • Cardiovascular disorders (anemia, heart disease)
        • Cancer
        • Liver disorders (hepatitis, cirrhosis)
        • Urogenital disorders (bladder infections, renal failure) 
        • Gastrointestinal disorders (pancreatitis, diarrhea, constipation, IBD)

      Common Conditions We Treat: Equine

      • Orthopedic issues
        • Osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease (DJD)
        • Ligament and tendon injuries 
        • Spondylosis
        • Non-healing fractures
        • Lameness in the equine athlete
      • Neurologic problems
        • Facial paralysis
        • Peripheral nerve injury or neuropathy
        • Degenerative myelopathy (cauda equina)
        • Seizures
      • Respiratory disorders
        • Heaves
        • Inflammatory airway disease
      • Behavioral disorders
        • Anxiety/fear
      • Developmental diseases
        • OCD
        • Wobbler’s
      • Muscular disorders
        • Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM)
          • Equine metabolic syndrome
      • Geriatric conditions
        • Weakness and/or chronic pain
      • Immune system disorders
      • Gastrointestinal disorders
        • Diarrhea
        • Constipation
        • Gas colic
      • Pain management and post-surgical conditions
      • Endocrine disorders
        • Cushing’s disease
        • Addison’s disease
      • Dermatologic disorders 
        • Allergic dermatitis
        • Insect hypersensitivities
      • Internal medicine conditions
        • Cardiovascular disorders (anemia, heart disease)
        • Cancer
        • Liver disorders (hepatitis, cirrhosis)
        • Urogenital disorders (bladder infections, renal failure)
      • Reproductive disorders
        • Infertility
        • Impotence

      How We Work With Your Animal’s Primary Veterinarian

      In cases when your animal’s primary veterinarian is not a Pilchuck doctor, we will work closely with him or her to ensure the best possible care. In addition to our communications with you, we offer your animal’s primary veterinarian:

      • Initial patient case consultations
      • Ongoing, timely updates (via mail, email and/or phone) regarding the patient’s condition
      • Notification if and when we change a diagnosis or perform additional tests/ procedures
      • Copies of all treatment plans and summary progress reports

      Contact Us

      Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

      Location

      11308 92nd St SE Snohomish, WA 98290

      Hours

      24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICES Small Animal Reception Monday - Thursday: 8 AM to 7 PM Friday - Saturday: 8 AM to 5 PM Sunday: Emergency Only Equine/Large Animal Reception Monday - Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM Saturday: 8 AM to 12 PM Equine Reproduction Center Monday - Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM Saturday: 8 AM to 12 PM Integrative Medicine Tuesday - Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday: 9 AM to 4 PM