Animal Health from a Holistic Point of View
INTEGRATIVE CARE CENTER
The Integrative Care Center at Smith Ridge is our primary service and has grown to be one of the nation’s largest integrated approach practices. The results we have achieved over the years point to the healing power of integrated veterinary medicine. The Center is where clients bring their animals in for routine wellness care or for treatment for sickness or injuries.
The Value of Smith Ridge Integrative Care
No Need to Choose
Clients who recognize that both conventional and alternative medicine can play an important role in the treatment of both sick and well animals don’t have to choose one or the other. They can access the wisdom and experience of conventional medicine and the innovations and opportunities of contemporary advancements.
High-Tech Holistic Treatments
Many of the animals who come to Smith Ridge are seriously ill. They often don’t have months to experiment with simple herbal and homeopathic remedies. Our high-tech, holistic treatments go beyond simply resolving symptoms in our patients.
Intense, Hands-On Treatments
Newly-emerging non-toxic therapies and personal, hands-on care allow us to aggressively pursue health for your animal. At Smith Ridge, animals are given the best veterinary care available because we understand how to bring together the most effective tools from both worlds. The Center’s staff includes veterinarians trained by the clinic’s original founder, Dr. Marty. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and client service staff work as a team to provide the very best possible care of your animal.
Because clients come to us from all over the country, you can access our expertise at our Center or through a telephone consultation.
Cryosurgery is a form of surgery which involves the freezing of a diseased area of the body causing a rejection of that frozen tissue. Cryosurgery has been performed extensively at Smith Ridge over three decades. It is less invasive, less painful, tissue sparing and is the only form of surgery that is immune stimulating.
Cryosurgery has been an integral part of cancer treatment at Smith Ridge Veterinary Center for more than 35 years. Although developed here initially for rectal fistulas, the application was successfully expanded to include a wide variety of cancers in which conventional surgical techniques are not possible or yield poor results.
Cryosurgery may be the primary treatment, or it may be used in conjunction with conventional surgery. When pet owners do not feel that conventional treatment techniques (such as amputation or radiation) are appropriate for their animals, or when conventional surgery is not an option, cryosurgery, as employed by the Cryosurgery Referral Clinic, offers a viable treatment choice for a variety of cancers, including oral, rectal and nasal tumors and some cutaneous tumors.
Patients referred by their current veterinarians to the Cryosurgery Referral Clinic (located at Smith Ridge Veterinary Center) will only be treated for the condition for which they were referred. No routine care will be provided by the Cryosurgery Referral Clinic or Smith Ridge Veterinary Center.
In addition to the wellness practices of our integrative care and our cryosurgery cancer-treatments, Smith Ridge also has a wide range of alternative and specialty services that bring healing and wholeness to our four-legged clients.