In Person Holistic Vet Services

Dr. Metcalf’s DVM Holistic Approach to Your Animal’s Care

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Our Holistic Veterinary Approach to Your Animal’s Care

We begin with an in-depth history taking

The discussion period (commonly referred to as “history taking” in veterinary medicine) is in-depth. The focus is to get to the root cause of your animal’s condition.

We will be inquiring about your animal’s:

  • Appetite
  • Diet
  • Thirst levels
  • Digestive habits – stools, burping, vomiting
  • Sleep patterns
  • Temperament and behavior
  • Previous illnesses
  • Medications

Your animal is given a multi-faceted physical examination

We do a multi-faceted physical examination, including typical factors of any veterinary exam, plus elements that give us more information. This gives us a much richer understanding of the animal’s state.

Dr. Metcalf interprets all medical information using the holistic perspective

Previous medical records, lab results, ultrasounds, and medical information that have been done for your animal are reviewed. We interpret these along with our findings, putting it all together to better understand your animal’s circumstances.

Gentle, yet powerful treatments are provided

These treatments are tailored specifically for your animal’s condition and are done alone or in combination at our holistic veterinary clinic in San Luis Obispo, California.

  • Acupuncture
  • Osteopathic/Chiropractic adjustments
  • Electro-acupuncture

We develop herb, supplement, and nutritional programs

Herbs and/or supplements are prescribed and directed toward your individual animal’s particular needs and to further aid your animal’s body to heal.

An appropriate diet is advised to remove elements that are promoting the disease or disorder, and add nutritional elements to promote your animal’s health.

Aftercare and follow-up are explained

  • Aftercare instructions are given including any further tests advised such as blood tests, x-rays, etc.
  • A follow-up call is done by us in the days after the initial visit.
  • Communication with your animal’s conventional veterinarian is provided as needed.

What Our Clients Say

Donna & Darryl Clark
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“You don’t realize your pet is feeling so bad, until he isn’t. After an accident, Dr. Metcalf helped by cat feel so much better. Dr. Metcalf really knows his stuff!”
Kimberly & Derik
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"Nothing short of kind, caring, gentle, helpful and effective! I am so grateful Sunshine Holistic has come to Sedona!"
Judith Fogarty
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Caring, compassionate awesome holistic vet. Love and respect Dr Metcalf.
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