Examination and treatment by the vet, Charissa Smith may involve one or more therapeutic disciplines. These as well as the traditional Veterinary Medicine and Surgery make up the basis of Holistic Veterinary Care. Check out the links for general information about the treatment disciplines that Charissa uses.

Only some of the disciplines are practised at the one session. Persons with a particular preference, please ask!  The consultation starts with a history being taken , followed by an examination , then dietry and product advice and or products are given. Acupuncture and muscle therapy may precede or come after these procedures.

Once the consultation is complete, questions will be answered and the owner is asked to read through any written instructions, which are given if the case is complicated. Some people like to write down their questions as the examination procedes. Holistically there is only one problem, the health of the animal as a whole.

Reiki, or some other form of energetic healing may be given. For further information about Reiki, at which Dr Charissa is a master and teacher  in the Usui school, see



English Reiki

Anmal Reiki

The dog featured on this website, John lived to 18 yearsof age, depite absence of heart valves and adremal tumors diagnosed by specilaist ultrasound . He is seen here on Frenchman's beach, aged 16. He was treated with chinese herbal medicine, Coenzyme Q 10. 150 mg per day, Vitamin C 1000mg daily, and  Vetmedin, and more.