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Complementary Pet Care Front Royal VA

Determining which therapies pose risks or offer benefits is difficult without evidential support. Delegating care to non-veterinarians with questionable or unfamiliar credentials adds risk and exposure for veterinarians already managing a busy practice.

Silver Spring Veterinary
(540) 686-1939
241 Garber Ln
Winchester , VA
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New clients welcome! Call today to schedule an appointment!
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Animal Medical Ctr-Frederick
(540) 868-1001
681 Aylor Rd
Stephens City, VA

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Petneuter.org
(540) 868-0000
102 Towne Center Dr.
Stephens City, VA
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Low Cost Spay/Neuter
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Weekly

Linden Heights Animal Hospital
(888) 854-4723
274 Linden Dr
Winchester, VA

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Marshall Veterinary Clinic
(540) 364-1409
4216 Frost St
Marshall, VA

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Animalia Mobile Clinic
(540) 931-0889
241 Garber Ln
Winchester , VA
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New clients welcome! Call today to schedule an appointment!
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Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 24 Hours
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Cather, Brian L, Dvm - Animal Medical Ctr-Frederick
(540) 868-1001
681 Aylor Rd
Stephens City, VA

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Roseville Veterinary Clinic
(888) 586-9679
26 Greenway Ave S
Boyce, VA

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Carroll, Penelope A, Dvm - Seven Bends Veterinary Hosp
(540) 459-8387
1121 Hisey Ave
Woodstock, VA

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VCA New Kent Animal Hospital
(804) 482-4966
2955 Pocahontas Trail
Quinton, VA
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Monday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery

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Complementary Alternatives for the Critically Ill

By Narda Robinson, DVM

As in most other areas in veterinary medicine, complementary and alternative medicine is acquiring a greater presence in the care of the critically ill.

Veterinarians in charge of these patients may field requests from clients to administer herbs, homeopathics, flower essences or glandulars to their animals during the hospital stay. Or clients may ask that a non-veterinarian CAM practitioner provide treatments on hospital premises.

Determining which therapies pose risks or offer benefits is difficult without evidential support. Delegating care to non-veterinarians with questionable or unfamiliar credentials adds risk and exposure for veterinarians already managing a busy practice. 1

Targeting Stressors
Research indicates that human critical care patients suffer from a variety of stressors, including fear, pain, anxiety, lack of sleep, loneliness, lack of control, nightmares and, for those on prolonged mechanical ventilation, inability to speak or communicate. 2

Severely ill animals attached to one or more tubes and subjected to incessant talking, lights, beeps and even music would likely find the experience similarly upsetting.

According to one of the leading researchers in the ethics of human critical care, "Alleviating the stresses and symptoms of critically ill patients will enhance the quality of their ICU stay, which itself achieves an important beneficial and ethical outcome, an outcome that should be a priority of every...

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