Integrative Veterinary Medicine

A combination of Laser, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation and Nutrition

Integrative Medicine


The Family Pet Hospital’s Integrative Medicine services provides therapeutic treatment plans to enhance health and healing to our patients by supplementing other medical or surgical treatments. Our Veterinary Integrative Medicine service works alongside other services and pharmacological solutions within our hospital as directed best by our veterinarians.

Integrative Medicine Services Offered

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been in use around the world for over 30 years, thanks to Dr. Rife and his research team, but is only recently being utilized by veterinarians in the U.S.A & Canada. It is a unique therapy that uses a specific wavelength of coherent light that provides a profound healing and analgesic effect on the body. The Family Pet Hospital team is proud to offer this form of noninvasive veterinary orthopedic manipulation (VOM) to our patients.

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)

Healing technology which uses a device very similar to the arthrostim used by chiropractors to locate areas of the animal’s nervous system that have fallen out of communication, and re-establish normal communication. The body has an innate ability to heal itself, but when disease or injury breaks the communication from the central nervous system, the area of the body past that break suffers further degeneration and cannot heal. VOM is one of the most effective and safe healing technology that is non invasive and well tolerated by most pets (and their owners) where surgical intervention may not be available as an option.


Providing appropriate nutrition will help to keep your pet healthy and may also help to treat disease.  We use Standard Process nutritional supplements for what is known as Functional Nutrition to help ailing organs cope better and strengthen their overall function. Providing them with this individualized nutrition and feeding strategy will allow us to match the needs of your pet and thus well-being.

Typical Conditions Treated…

  • Pain
  • Geriatric diseases
  • Exercise-related injuries
  • Post orthopedic surgery
  • Post neurologic surgery
  • Obesity
  • Chronic, non-healing wounds
  • Muscle wasting (Cushing’s disease, chemotherapy, etc.)
  • Arthritis
  • Non-operable orthopedic conditions
    • conditions in which surgery may be avoided or delayed, such as:
      • grade I-II MPL, early partial CCL rupture
      • hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation and Laser Applications in The Dog and Cat

Conditions Treated with VOM in a Dog
Conditions Treated with VOM in a Cat
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