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How can you find a decent alternative practitioner for my pet? As you might expect, what you’re looking for is a veterinarian with extensive training and experience in alternative medicine. But it’s not always easy to find such a person.

Mast Blvd Pet Hospital
(619) 345-0152
9740 N Magnolia Ave
Santee, CA
Promotion
New clients get 50% off exam!
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Grossmont Animal Hospital
(619) 639-7616
8274 Parkway Drive #106
La Mesa, CA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital
(619) 800-7773
10799 Tierrasanta Blvd
San Diego, CA
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Mention this coupon and receive half off new client exam
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

ER4Pets & Petsurg
(858) 683-7374
12335 World Trade Dr Ste 16
San Diego, CA
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Tplo Cruciate Repair Surgery $2500
includes surgery, anesthesia, xrays, medications, exam, IV catheter/fluids
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Daycare, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Kensington Veterinary Hospital
(619) 798-7118
3817 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

Rancho San Diego Animal Hospital
(619) 800-7652
2988 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon, CA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Country Pet Hospital
(619) 320-1018
2525 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego
(858) 746-9336
12775 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA
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We offer a 10% military and senior citizen discount!
Hours
Monday 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Friday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Microchipping, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Veterinarians, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital
(858) 683-7361
15721 Bernardo Heights Pkwy
San Diego, CA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery

Companion Care Veterinary Hospital
(858) 683-7163
16588 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, CA
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Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:15 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Alternative Treatments

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By Katherine A. Kahn, DVM

Q: How do I find a decent alternative practitioner for my pet?

A: As you might expect, what you’re looking for is a veterinarian with extensive training and experience in alternative medicine. But it’s not always easy to find such a person.

Most state laws have little to say about who can practice alternative medicine on animals. Some veterinarians who claim certification in therapies like chiropractic and acupuncture have had only 120 to 180 hours’ worth of training. And anyone can hang out a shingle and claim to be an expert in other therapies, such as Reiki and pet massage, which are completely un-regulated. So it’s very much a buyer-beware situation.

If you aren’t sure which alternative treatment would be best for your pet, pick up a copy of The Nature of Animal Healing by veterinarian Martin Goldstein, which covers the basics of alternatives for animals.

To find a reputable alternative vet who uses the therapy you’re interested in, call the nearest accredited school that teaches it and ask whether any of the graduates are also vets. Or ask a local alternative practitioner if he or she knows of anyone who treats animals. When you take your pet for that first visit, ask how long the person has been practicing and what her experience is with the therapies you want.

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