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Our Approach

Over the past decade in the most advanced animal care settings around the world, Dr. Annie developed the Animal Wellness Approach to animal healthcare integrating these five core elements into a comprehensive, holistic and new-to-world methodology that you can only find at AWC!

This approach is unique to Animal Wellness Centers and is consistently applied in each and every appointment you have with an Animal Wellness veterinarian.

Traditional Medicine

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is the ancient veterinary treatment of animals developed over a period of over 3,500 years and is practiced all over the world. TCVM has rapidly grown as an adjunct therapeutic modality for animals.

Chinese philosophical truths based on Taoism are the underpinnings that influence the practice of TCVM. The fundamental truth for health in TCVM is balance -- balance within yourself, balance with others, balance with your diet, and balance with nature.

TCVM practices include four major fundamental branches: food therapy, acupuncture, herbal therapy, and Tui-Na ("twee-na").

An example of Animal Wellness Centers' focus on TCVM is the use of acupuncture in treating arthritis, neurological disease, cancer, constipation, allergies, skin problems, infectious disease and endocrine disorders.

Modern Medincine

Modern veterinary medicine is the branch of science that deals with the application of medical, surgical, dental, diagnostic and therapeutic principles to pet, domestic, wildlife and livestock animals. Today's veterinarians are doctors who are highly educated to protect both the health of animals and humans.

The Animal Wellness Centers Veterinary Team brings over two decades of worldwide experience in cutting-edge modern medicine and pharmacology.

Examples of the application of modern medicine at AWC include providing Health/Travel Certificates, Blood Tests and Fecal Exams, Blood Pressure Monitoring, and a Full Service Pharmacy and Prescription Medicines.

Preventitive Medicine

Preventive medicine or preventive care refers to measures taken to prevent diseases, (or injuries) rather than curing them or treating their symptoms.

Example: Skin cancer is a significant risk for companion animals, especially in California. Using inexpensive sun block from Animal Wellness Centers can help prevent skin cancer saving thousands of dollars in cancer treatment and most importantly might save your companion's life.

Animal Wellness Centers Prevention Focus also includes: Wellness Exams, Vaccinations, Heartworm Prevention, Flea and Tick Control, etc

Behavior

Animal Wellness Centers' focus on Behavior is designed to enrich human animal interactions by promoting scientifically based techniques of training, management, and behavior modification. Recognizing the importance of addressing the behavioral needs of animals and the people they live with will enhance the lives of animals and people on a global scale.

Examples of how AWC can help with behavior include: Behavior Assessment, New Puppy/New Kitten Training, Training Tools and Aids, and Medical Management.

Nutrition

Nutritional science investigates the metabolic and physiological responses of your animal companion to diet. With advances in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, the study of nutrition is increasingly concerned with metabolism and metabolic pathways: the sequences of biochemical steps through which substances in living things change from one form to another.

Animal Wellness Centers Veterinarians are focusing their study on food therapy with a concentration on how nutrition compliments the other elements of AWC's holistic approach to animal wellness. Specific examples include: Nutrition/Diet Analysis, Weight Management, and Nutraceuticals/Supplements.