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 Dr Charissa uses.
Dr Charissa provides medical services only, pets or chickens needing surgery are referred to specialist vets.
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 dietary 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 proceeds. Holistically there is only one problem, the health of the pet 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
Persons wishing to learn reiki from Dr Charissa can advise by e mail.
The dog featured on this website, John Samuel, lived to 18 years of age, despite absence of heart valves and adrenal 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.