Herbal and Chinese Medicine


Herbal & Chinese Veterinary Medicine

While relatively new in the United States, herbal and Chinese veterinary medicine has been used to successfully treat animals in China for at least 5,000 years. The theory behind traditional Chinese veterinary medicine is based upon the flow of energy within the animal. Illness results when this flow stagnates, is disrupted, or ceases to be in balance. Symptoms associated with illness are the result of the body attempting to restore the balance of energy within it.

Treatment using the principles of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine involves restoring the energy balance within the animal, and a variety of treatment options are available to the veterinarian depending upon the description of the imbalance. These options include:

  • Herbal medicine—Another common treatment option. Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine uses mixtures of compounds from plants, animals, and other substances found in nature.
  • Food therapy—Involves the feeding of special foods to your pet based upon Chinese veterinary medical diagnosis.

One of our veterinarians, Dr. Lauren Liba, has both a doctorate in veterinary medicine and has been trained and certified in traditional Chinese veterinary and herbal medicine for animals.

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
Email: ulvh@msn.com

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