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Integrative Medicine

Your pet is a loving member of your family. As its owner, you feel the responsibility to ensure it lives a comfortable, pain-free life. The Lake Huron Veterinary Clinic respects conventional treatments while recognizing the benefits of careful alternative therapies.

Integrative veterinary medicine addresses the many factors that influence health and well-being to improve your pet’s physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Our veterinarians incorporate appropriate amounts of conventional and complementary medical options for a less invasive approach that leads to better patient outcomes. 

Integrative Medicine From Qualified Professionals 

Your pet will be under the care of some of Michigan’s most qualified medical professionals at the Lake Huron Veterinarian Clinic, including Dr. Groesbeck, our lead integrative medicine vet. Dr. Groesbeck brings significant relief for pets in the Lake Huron area by combining the best of traditional and alternative healing practices. 

Over the course of her career, Dr. Groesbeck has studied various approaches to veterinary medicine. After earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Michigan State University, Dr. Groesbeck became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, a Master Level Reiki Practitioner and a Transpersonal Crystal Healing Practitioner. Dr. Grosbeck has also received a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine and has pursued teaching and mentorship opportunities throughout the United States. 

Dr. Eva Groesbeck

Our Integrative Medicine Services

Dr. Groesbeck and the rest of the medical staff at the Lake Huron Veterinary Clinic offer a comprehensive range of integrative medicine services, including:

  • Integrative medical consultations
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal medicine 
  • Food therapy consultations
  • Osteopathic manual therapy
  • Spinal manipulation/veterinary medical manipulation (VMM)
  • Veterinary medical aromatherapy
  • Pain management and rehabilitation 
  • Healing Touch for Animals™

Integrative Medical Consultations

The first step toward healing is understanding the issue and exploring treatment options. Our services begin with a 45- to 60-minute consultation where you and our doctors will discuss your pet’s medical history. We will perform a physical examination and combine our findings with the patient’s history to develop the most effective path toward total well-being. 

Acupuncture

Vet acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment path for most pets. Our skilled acupunctural therapists can relieve the pain and discomfort that come with numerous medical conditions, including cancer, arthritis, immune dysfunction and neurological disorders. Ask our vets if acupunctural therapy is right for your pet. 

Herbal Medicine 

Our veterinarians implement Chinese herbal medicine as a practical resource for healthy and unwell patients alike. Herbal medicines can come in the form of extracts, oils, pills, tablets or fresh or dried herbs. Each contains unique properties that enhance the effects of traditional treatment methods and pharmaceuticals. 

Food Therapy Consultations

With the right choices, your pet’s diet can lead to a longer, happier life. Our experts understand the energetic properties of different food options, and we can recommend the best-suited option to remedy your pet’s ailment or relieve certain symptoms. 

Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Structural abnormalities in your pet’s body can be a significant cause of discomfort during its life. Through osteopathic manual therapy, our practitioners use a gentle hand to balance patients’ musculoskeletal systems and reduce pain caused by muscular dysfunction. Osteopathic manual therapy is a useful rehabilitation method for elderly pets, highly active patients and service animals. 

Spinal Manipulation/Veterinary Medical Manipulation

Veterinary medical manipulation (VMM) is similar to chiropractic adjustment in that a practitioner gently adjusts the patient’s spine and other joints. Our certified DVMs use VMM to identify dysfunctional components of your pet’s body and restore their proper range of motion.  

Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy

Veterinary medical aromatherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of patients. Our expert practitioners use essential oils in a safe way to soothe patients, prevent nausea, encourage regrowth of fur, elevate mood and promote a healthy immune system. 

Pain Management and Rehabilitation 

Your pet’s road to recovery after an injury or operation will be unique. We apply rehabilitation methods to ease patients toward a functional life. Our approach to vet rehabilitation seeks to manage pain and provide mobility support for older patients and those recovering from surgery or soft tissue damage. 

Healing Touch for Animals

At the Lake Huron Vet Clinic, we believe true healing requires treatment of both the body and mind. Our Healing Touch for Animals treatment philosophy strengthens the bond between recovering pets and their owners. We practice compassion to remedy illness, injury or trauma and foster positive relationships between our patients and their owners. This method can build confidence in animals undergoing training before competitions or ensure a peaceful end of life transition. 

Discuss Integrative Medicine With the Lake Huron Veterinary Clinic Staff 

We encourage you to call our office at 810-985-8300 to begin the conversation with our experts in integrative veterinary medicine and determine the best course of action for your pet.