Alternative/Holistic Medicine


If you want a compassionate, whole-body approach to your pet’s medical care, you’ve come to the right place! Our team believes that traditional medicine and scientifically-founded alternative options complement each other to help us provide the best and most comprehensive treatment for your pet.

Finding the right treatment plan doesn’t mean choosing either alternative or traditional types of therapy. Using both, we can tailor a treatment plan that’s specific to your pet’s needs.

Alternative therapies for pets can provide the following benefits:

  • Can work synergistically with traditional treatments to get even better results
  • Gives us another avenue to use when other options have been exhausted
  • Can improve quality of life for ill or aging pets
  • Allows options when traditional treatments or surgeries are off the table
  • Provides a viable option to therapies with undesirable side effects
  • May be used to strengthen the immune system
  • Can decrease stress in our patients during times of hospitalization or illness

Alternative Therapies We Offer

You may not be aware of the full range of holistic/alternative therapy options that we have to offer:

Acupuncture — Acupuncture is the strategic placement of needles to stimulate and affect the body to achieve specific results. Dr. Liba is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

Chiropractic care — This therapy relies on encouraging proper alignment of the bones and muscles to relieve pain and improve body function. Dr. Liba is Certified in Animal Chiropractic therapy.

Therapeutic massage — Working the soft tissue structures of the body can help reduce pain and improve function in our pet patients.

Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine — TCVM is an ancient practice focused on utilizing Chinese herbs, food therapy, and energy balance to achieve desired results. Dr. Liba is Certified in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Hydrotherapy — Water is a powerful tool. Our underwater treadmill can help heal wounds, relax the tissues, and help improve function.

PulseVet Shockwave Therapy – A series of focused, high-pressure sound waves applied to the affected part of a pet’s body helps to relieve pain and stimulate healing.

Low Level Laser Therapy – Laser light therapy is used to manage pain, stimulate healing and reduce infection.

Rehabilitation therapy — Our expert pet rehabilitation therapists, such as Dr. Reynolds and Annette Engler, can help improve your pet’s care by utilizing physical therapy-based techniques and exercises.

Call us or talk to your veterinarian to learn more about how we can incorporate alternative therapies into your pet’s traditional care plan.

Compassionate care 7 days a week.

Since 1974, Union Lake Veterinary Hospital has been providing pets in Waterford, West Bloomfield, and surrounding areas with state-of-the-art care.

Please note: Our prices are subject to change. For the most up-to-date pricing, please call our office.


6545 Cooley Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327
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Mon-Fri: 7:00am – 8:00pm
Sat-Sun: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Contact Info

Phone: 248-363-1508
Fax: 248-363-7505

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