Holistic Pet Care

Focused on Your Pet's Whole-body Health.
Based in Georgetown, Delaware

Veterinary Alternative Care is a quiet practice which provides holistic and alternative medicine to dogs and cats. A ‘whole body’ approach ensures your pets can feel their best.
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Veterinary Alternative Care is located just north of Georgetown, Delaware. Our practice is easily accessible on US Route 113 and centrally located on Delmarva. Please call or email to schedule your holistic visit.

 
Best alternative care vet in the area! Acupuncture, acupressure, food therapy, herbals and more.

HOLISTIC MEDICINE

Our services focus on Acupuncture and Laser Acupuncture, Chinese Herbals, Food Therapy, and Ozone Therapy. These alternative therapies can greatly improve your pet’s health.

Whether addressing chronic skin disease, arthritis, cancer, or other health issues, Dr. Christina utilizes a more holistic approach. Our services focus on building health rather than blocking a part of a disease process.

We also offer Vaccine Titers, including Rabies Titers, Annual Wellness labwork, and Allergy testing. Integrating Western and Eastern medicine provides the best options for your pet.

By using gentle therapies and focusing on the whole animal, holistic and alternative medicine offer a strong approach to health and wellness. Acupuncture is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and just one part of the therapies Dr. Christina Abramowicz offers. By taking into account the whole animal, its diet, environment, and current and past health problems, she is able to offer a thorough approach to medicine. She is able to effectively treat issues your pets have been struggling with for years, along with any recent problems.

Therapies Offered:

  • Acupuncture. An ancient form of Chinese Medicine which reduces pain and rebalances the body. Acupuncture releases the body’s natural endorphins and other hormones to correct imbalances and speed healing.
  • Tui Na. Chinese therapy which uses acupressure, massage, and other techniques to restore health.
  • Food Therapy. Using the correct foods to heal the body. “Food is the medicine you take every day.”
  • Herbals. Natural medicines which can treat the root cause of disease.
  • Postural Rehabilitation. Correcting posture in order to allow proper use of the neuromuscular system.
  • Proper use of the neuromuscular system to relieve arhtritis and improve mobility.

A new patient session lasts 60 minutes, and follow up visits are 30 minutes. Dr. Christina Abramowicz is dedicated to taking time to evaluate and treat the whole animal.

DOGS AND CATS

Alternative medicine can greatly help your dogs and cats feel their best. The right foods for your individual animal are just as important to health as treating disease with Chinese Medicine, Posture Rehabilitation, and other holistic therapies. 

Dogs and cats greatly enjoy these therapies, and their owners notice a positive change, often as soon as the first treatment.

Health issues that can be treated or prevented with a holistic approach include:

  • Musculoskeletal problems and performance issues, including arthritis, muscle soreness, and back pain. These issues particularly benefit from a multiple therapy approach, as many of the treatments are synergistic. Posture rehabilitation helps the legs, hips, and back move freely, while Chinese Medicine rebalances the body and reduces inflammation.
  • Skin and ear issues, including yeast overgrowth, hot spots, itching, and dry skin. Chronic issues require Food Therapy and other treatment options in order to see an improvement.
  • Various internal issues, including heart, lung, kidney, and liver problems. With all organ systems, the body has a great ability to heal and increase function.
  • Neurological disorders including seizures, paresis, paralysis, and Intervertebral Disk Disease. 
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including diarrhea, constipation, food sensitivities, and vomiting. Dr. Christina Abramowicz also offers food intolerance and sensitivity testing using a new salivary based test called NutriScan. There are no blood draws or intradermal skin tests involved!

ABOUT THE VET

Dr. Christina Abramowicz obtained her DVM degree
from Oklahoma State University. Her own experiences
with alternative medicine led her to study acupuncture. She is dedicated to improving animal health using a more gentle approach, and to utilizing therapies which best meet the needs of her patients.

She studied Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Tui-
Na at the Chi Institute in Florida. She is an American
Holistic Veterinary Medical Association member and
attends their annual conferences. This education has
given her a solid foundation and allowed her to better
understand subtle health issues.

Dr. Christina grew up in lower Delaware. She went to college at the University of Delaware, and studied at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She went to vet school at  Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2010.

Dr. Christina returned to Delaware and opened her practice in 2013. She is enjoying being back on the Eastern Shore and seeing patients from all over Delmarva.