Our Integrative Care Veterinarians

 

Dr. Deanna Clark, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and DVMDeanna

We are delighted to be able to offer Dr. Deanna’s expertise as a veterinarian and certified rehabilitation therapist. This allows her to diagnose difficult to find lameness’s, in addition to care for routine postoperative, obesity management, osteoarthritis management and neurological conditions.  Her interest in rehabilitation started with her late 14 year old husky that wasn’t responding to traditional medications or acupuncture for severe osteoarthritis. Sadie taught her all about the benefits of rehabilitation therapy and how it can add such quality and quantity to our old friends’ lives.  Her interest in sports medicine comes from an active lifestyle of running and backpacking and in the winter she can most often be found ski-jouring with her 2 Pointers and Alaskan Husky. They continually teach her the importance of balanced conditioning and rehabilitation therapy as involved in injury prevention and acute treatment.Dr Clark is currently available on Wednesdays.

 

Dr Deanna Clark certified canine rehabilitation DVM
                           Dr Deanna Clark certified canine rehabilitation DVM

 

 

 

 

 

Integrative Care Veterinarians

Gretchen May, DVM, CVA (IVAS)

I became interested in alternative options in veterinary medicine while working for 12 years in small animal general practice, many of those with Westside Family Pet Clinic.   Especially with chronic issues or where pain control was needed, I sometimes felt we would reach a plateau in our care or that an unintended consequence of our efforts to help was an increase in stress to our patients and their owners.

Looking for ways to add to and balance the conventional veterinary care I could provide, I completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s Basic Course in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2011 and became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2012.  I love working with people to help them decide on the best care for their pets, and I love how acupuncture allows us to choose treatments that work best with each individual.

Acupuncture can be used to treat or help manage many conditions including musculoskeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, or skin diseases.  Most commonly it is used to treat chronic problems such as the pain and weakness associated with arthritis, intervertebral disk disease, diarrhea, and allergies.   It can also help to speed recovery from surgery and to improve the quality of life of animals with long term diseases such as cancer.

 

Dr. Brooke Lewis

Dr Brooke Lewis is one of the few certified spinal manipulative practitioners in the state of Wisconsin. Similar to chiropractic in human medicine pain relief and better mobility are the direct benefits of Dr Lewis’s work.  Dogs & cats that have been in pain from injury or osteoarthritis can often benefit from her specialized skills.  Please call for Dr Lewis’s availability.