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AWRC is truly an integrative institution, focusing on recovering wellness in the body and addressing issues such as nutrition and emotional well-being to prevent illness. With these concepts in mind, our Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Department can offer the following services:

Integrative Medicine Evaluation

an extended consultation and examination to determine the root cause of illness for complicated medical, dermatological, and behavioral cases. Should you wish to refer a patient for a consult, please send along any pertinent bloodwork or radiographs. I will send you a follow-up letter with all findings and recommendations so that you may discuss them with your client.

Acupuncture

It’s not just for treating pain! Acupuncture addresses any condition in the body, restoring balance and promoting well-being. It can help with behavioral issues, seizures, endocrine diseases, neurological dysfunction, immune-mediated disorders, acute and chronic IVDD, and so much more.

Food Therapy

From our Chinese pattern diagnosis, we can offer nutritional advice using principles of Chinese medicine and food energetics to create a diet plan that will heal and nourish. These plans are unique to the individual patient. For animals that have multiple conditions for which a single prescription diet will not suffice, custom plans can be made, taking all requirements into consideration and formulating a single recipe.
For those clients simply wishing to cook for their pet, we can help them balance the diet properly.

Herbal & Other Natural Medicines

Chinese herbal medications work synergistically with acupuncture and
food therapy. While Chinese herbals can often be as potent as traditional medications, they usually have minimal to no side effects, making them ideal for patients that cannot tolerate conventional medications.
They are treasured for their ability to help the body heal itself, rather than just treat the symptoms of the illness. Some herbals do have interactions with conventional medications. I will notify you of any new herbals or supplements prescribed for your patients and alert you of any relevant  drug interactions for that patient.

AWRC is also a full-service rehabilitation center. We offer the only underwater treadmill in Knoxville outside of the veterinary school. As a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, I can help your patients recover from surgery, injury or just deconditioning. We also have a comprehensive obesity management program as well as athletic and geriatric conditioning programs. All pets can benefit from rehab, but here are some conditions that I see commonly:

Post-Operation Orthopedic and Neurological Patients

an extended consultation and examination to determine the root cause of illness for complicated medical, dermatological, and behavioral cases. Should you wish to refer a patient for a consult, please send along any pertinent bloodwork or radiographs. I will send you a follow-up letter with all findings and recommendations so that you may discuss them with your client.

Non-Operative Neurological and Musculoskeletal Conditions

It’s not just for treating pain! Acupuncture addresses any condition in the body, restoring balance and promoting well-being. It can help with behavioral issues, seizures, endocrine diseases, neurological dysfunction, immune-mediated disorders, acute and chronic IVDD, and so much more.

"Mystery" Lameness Cases

an extended consultation and examination to determine the root cause of illness for complicated medical, dermatological, and behavioral cases. Should you wish to refer a patient for a consult, please send along any pertinent bloodwork or radiographs. I will send you a follow-up letter with all findings and recommendations so that you may discuss them with your client.

In addition to integrative medicine and rehab, I also offer basic echocardiography and abdominal ultrasound with the following exceptions:
-I do not offer workup for congenital heart conditions and would recommend referral to UT
-I do not yet offer advanced abdominal imaging of adrenal glands or pancreas

I was so happy with our experience here. My wife took our dog and had an odd growth checked out. We were very worried, and they were able to test it and give us results instantly. …this place was wonderful. Our dog is usually very anxious at vet offices and ends up crying and drooling the whole time. At AWRC she was calm and relaxed for the whole visit. They go out of their way to make sure animals are not stressed and stay happy for their visit. My wife and I will never take our pups anywhere else.

Charlie Harbin

AWRC is fantastic! Dr. Pittman, Audrey and Renee are incredibly kind, loving, gentle and compassionate. You can tell they deeply love animals. The atmosphere of the center is calm and relaxing. I enjoy taking my dog to visit them. Accupunrure treatments have been very helpful for my dog. I can’t say enough good things about them!!

Megan Wilder

Want to Refer a Patient?

 

I would like very much to meet more of my fellow veterinarians in east Tennessee. Please feel free to stop by
any time to see the center or ask questions. I would welcome the opportunity to be a referral partner for your practice. If you are ready to patient, please download our referral form below.