The holistic approach is concerned with treating the patient as a whole rather than treating only signs and symptoms. Natural therapies have the ability to allow the body to self-regulate and progress toward healing.
We also offer mainstream diagnostic methods such as surgery, hematology, biochemical analysis, and radiography; all within the context of the holistic philosophy.
Your pet will require a physical exam and assessment with one of our veterinarians prior to receiving any form of therapy or medication.
Our veterinarians recommend your pets come in for an annual wellness check-up once yearly. During these appointments, the veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination. It is also beneficial to do an analysis of blood, urine, and/or stool for a more comprehensive picture of your pet’s health. Finally, the veterinarian will take this time to discuss any issues that you may be concerned about.
Blood tests: Our clinic houses an IDEXX VetLab Station which enables us to run a number of tests regarding organ functions and hematology. Within a matter of minutes, the veterinarian can obtain information about a pet’s serum biochemistries and electrolyte levels, as well as blood cell counts.
Urinalysis: Physical, chemical, and microscopic examinations of a fresh urine sample (ideally, the first urine of the day) are used to measure the various compounds and cellular materials that are excreted in urine.
Our clinic pharmacy features:
- Conventional pharmaceuticals
- Herbal remedies
Chest and abdominal ultrasounds as well as endoscopic services can also be arranged on-site with a sonographer or endoscopy specialist if your pet requires further diagnostics.
Some of the surgical services we offer include:
- Orthopedic surgery
- Orchidectomy (neutering)
- Ovariohysterectomy (spaying)
- Eye surgery
- Soft tissue surgery, such as cystotomy, splenectomy, urethrostomy
- Tumour and foreign body removals
Laparoscopic procedures can also be arranged on-site.
Our doctors will do a thorough oral health assessment to determine the extent of dental disease, and determine if a dental cleaning is recommended.
During a dentistry, your pet’s teeth will be scaled and polished, and any decayed or loose teeth removed.
East York Animal Clinic has a hospitalization ward complete with comfortable kennels, warm bedding, and technicians to monitor the pets during their stay.
Through point stimulation, these specific points along the body’s meridians (corresponding with vascular and neurological anatomy) release neurotransmitters, histamines and endorphins resulting in a sequence of metabolic events at the cellular level. Some observable results from using acupuncture include (but are not limited to) increased bowel motility, pain relief and improved vascular supply.
Our pets have feelings and experience a multitude of emotions, both positive and negative. This can lead to stress from changes to the environment including: a new home, loud noises, or fear of travel, etc.
This stress often manifests as abnormal behaviour such as hiding, vocalization, house soiling, excessive grooming, etc.
Alternatively, the energetic remedies can be placed into a radio-frequency medallion (bioresonance treatment medallion) that can be worn on your pet’s collar or kept in the location where your pet sleeps. The energetic information stored in the medallion is effective for up to 3 months.
Various cytokines include interleukins, interferons, and growth factors. Our veterinarians may also recommend customized combinations of cytokines to target specific pathologies.
Differential Isopathic Assessment in Darkfield (DIAD) works by provoking different types of symbiogenic processes in multiple samples of live blood. By observing and classifying change, we can empirically create a clinical strategy based on the observations and by application of the matching therapeutic response.
Hair tissue analysis uses the same technology that detects minerals in soil and rock samples. Depending on the rate of hair growth, a hair sample can reveal information about the mineral activity from the past 3 to 4 months.
In our clinic, we use a number of different remedies in a wide range of dilutions. The lowest dilutions have the gentlest effects and contain some of the actual remedy in a diluted form. The higher dilutions do not have any physical substance but retain the energetic frequency of the remedy. These dilutions work very deeply and have a very strong healing effect.
Remedies can be of plant, animal and/or mineral origin. We may recommend a single remedy, complex, or a drainage remedy to stimulate removal of toxins from the organs of elimination.
For instance, if we know, by culture, that a pet has a salmonella intestinal infection, antibiotics may be used and the Sanum product containing a salmonella component in a homeopathic form can stimulate an even stronger healing response.
Clinical trials have provided remarkable evidence as to the effectiveness of I-Therm hyperthermia treatment for many conditions including:
- Joint pain and inflammation
- Hip dysplasia
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Degenerative myelopathy
- Internal organ disease
Our clinic offers a wide variety of LLLT:
- RJ Physiolaser
- Increased circulation
- Larger range of motion
- Increased toxin excretion
- Improved skin and coat through oil distribution
- Heightened mental focus
- Release of endorphins (excellent for chronic pain)
- Combating muscle atrophy
- Improved immune system
- Acclimatizes the animal to being handled
- Relaxes gastrointestinal muscles for GI support
- Pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery
- Beef, lamb, venison, chicken, turkey, white fish, pork, duck, salmon, rabbit, egg
- Corn, wheat, barley, millet, oatmeal, rice, quinoa, potato, peanut, lentil, sweet potato, soy, milk
We currently offer ozone therapy with the following procedures:
- Major and minor autohemotherapy
- Rectal insufflation
- Ear and skin washes
During testing, we combine a sample of your pet’s blood with various polysan antigens and observe for agglutination (clumping) of the blood cells. The presence of agglutination indicates which therapies would be beneficial.
Polysan therapy enables your pet’s immune system to eliminate residual infection (bacteria) in the body. Appropriate polysan remedies re-stimulate the immune system by re-tagging bacteria. Antigens are placed back on the bacterial wall so that the immune system can recognize them and mount an immune response.
For food allergies, we will provide you with a list of commercially available diets that are free from ingredients to which your pet tested positive.
Environmental allergies can be addressed using hyposensitization serums. Customized injections of increasing concentrations of the allergens help your pet build up a tolerance to the offending allergies so he/she can live more comfortably in its environment.
Traditionally, veterinary acupuncturists have used and continue to use needles to treat their patients. In addition to offering (traditional) veterinary acupuncture, we’re excited to offer additional treatment options as some patients respond well to having liquid homeopathies or vitamins injected into acupuncture points. We also use laser or fiber-optic colour on acupuncture points.
VOM is similar to chiropractic adjustments except that it does not rely on chiropractic listings. VOM treats the entire spine every time and thus rebalances the spine and not just the listings. VOM's signal knocks out the reflex pain arc, releases endorphins and increases the blood flow to the tissues.