Animal Healing Center offers the following services in our Boise Veterinary Clinic:


Please call the Animal Healing Center at 424-7755 to schedule an appointment. Our receptionists will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us before coming to the clinic.

Integrative Veterinary Care

We offer integrative veterinary care (the practice of both conventional and alternative methods) for your companion animal. We offer consultation in the use of homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, prolotherapy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and nutrition. Along with these areas of alternative treatments we are able to provide your companion with conventional care, including minor surgery services and dental treatments.We feel that combining both types of medicine in one practice is a comfortable way of dealing with the wide variety of health problems that our animals face today.

Some of the modalities we use in our practice, in addition to conventional medicine, include:

Acupuncture - the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. In the United States acupuncture is currently being divided into two styles of practice : 1. TCM-(Traditional Chinese Medicine), which holds the belief that energy flows in meridians ( a channel of energy or‘Qi’.) Along these meridians are points with greater electrical activity (acupuncture points). These points are manipulated to balance the Qi in the body. 2. Western acupuncture, which is an ‘evidence based’ model using these same points to relieve pain as related to neuroanatomy and the effects ‘needling’ has on various nerves, nerve junctions, etc.

Homeopathy - the term ‘homeopathy’ is derived from the Greek words ‘homoios’ and ‘pathos’meaning ‘similar’ and ‘suffering’, respectively. The principle of homeopathy therefore is that disease in an organism may be cured by the administration of a substance which, when given to a healthy individual, would induce similar symptoms. (Peter Gregory) These substances, or medicines, are referred to as ‘remedies’. There are hundreds of these remedies which are distributed by licensed homeopathic pharmacies. Arnica is a well-known homeopathic remedy.

Homotoxicology - a form of homeopathy formulated by Dr. Reckewig in 1952. It is based on the use of homeopathic medicines, but uses them in combinations and as an indication-based system (or disease-based system), similar to conventional medicine. In homotoxicology medications are found in oral, topical and injectable forms. An example of an often- used preparation is Traumeel.

Prolotherapy - also known as ‘proliferative injection therapy’. This is a form of therapy in which a slightly pro-inflammatory solution (usually dextrose) is injected into ligaments and tendons to cause some degree of inflammation which initiates the healing process. This can result in a ligament or tendon which is as strong as the original, stabilizing the joint and allowing a return to function.

Biopuncture - the injection of biotherapeutics (e.g. Traumeel, Zeel, Spascupreel, etc.) into specific areas of the body. These solutions contain very low doses of natural substances specially designed for injection. Biopuncture spans both worlds, using modern diagnostics, standardized and tested substances for injection, but the basis of the substances are homeopathic.

Laser Therapy - The term LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. There are many forms of lasers available, e.g. laser printers, laser pointers, etc. Within the health care field there are two forms of lasers being used: surgical lasers and therapeutic lasers.

Surgical lasers cut tissue while therapeutic lasers heal tissue. The therapeutic effects of this type of laser therapy are as follows: · Relieve pain (analgesic) · Reduce inflammation · Improve circulation · Reduce scar tissue formation · Improve nerve function · Accelerate wound healing · Stimulate acupuncture points.

Some conditions that respond well to laser therapy in companion animals include: arthritis pain, postoperative pain and swelling, many skin conditions (abcesses, burns, and pyoderma to name a few). A lot of our patients enjoy the therapeutic laser when acupuncture needles are uncomfortable for them.

Bio Nutritional Analysis (BNA) - BNA for veterinary medicine was developed by Drs, Robert and Martin Goldstein to aid in alalyzing the laboratory blood values of ther animal patients.

When assessing lab values, we normally focus only on those that are out of the “normal range”. That range can be quite large; e.g. alkaline phosphatase may be considered normal between 5 and 131. However, what if the lab value is at the low end or upper range? Why is it considered normal at 131 but high at 132? The BNA has another range of values, the “optimal range” which is closer to the median of the normal range. After analyzing this new data (the lab values which are not “optimal”) the analysis includes recommendations of supplements, glandular, vitamins, minerals and homeopathic remedies designed to restore the various organs closer to the ideal median values.

Emergency & Urgent Care

Due to the nature of our practice we do not provide around the clock emergency medical treatment. We also have limited diagnostic equipment so in some instances we may refer you to another clinic. We can recommend other veterinarians in the area that will help, or you are always free to contact one of the emergency clinics in the area in case of an emergency.

Types of Pets Seen

Animal Healing Center sees:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Occasionally small pocket pets


Animal Healing Center accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.


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Animal Healing Center
5500 W. Emerald St.
Boise, ID 83706
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Office Hours

Monday9 - 12:301:30 - 5:30
Tuesday9 - 12:301:30 - 5:30
Thursday9 - 12:301:30 - 5:30

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