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VETERINARIAN: Debra Voulgaris, DVM, MA, CCRP, cert Veterinary Acupuncture, cert Tuina, cert Ozonotherapy
PHYSICAL REHABILITATION VETERINARIAN WITH A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALING
I am a rehabilitation and integrative medicine veterinarian that specializes in helping animals regain mobility, comfort, and well being. I focus on natural treatments such as acupuncture, nutrition, ozone therapy, photobiomodulation and detoxification, often combining them with more conventional therapies like pharmaceuticals, to assist patients in their healing process. Educating and empowering clients is a primary goal because having realistic expectations and understanding their pets' condition, the treatment options, and how to provide appropriate home care leads to the best outcomes. I provide consultations for Pet Parents:
- To review the medical record and current condition of the pet (including gait analysis if possible)
- Discuss treatment options, realistic expectations, a safe home environment
- in home care and home exercises, adaptive or assistive devices if necessary, and if desired, and time permits, other influences on healing like diet and improving overall wellness.
If contacting me for help with a pet following injury or illness, I will need the following information before the consult:
- Pet's medical records
- Pet's current level of activity
- Pet's diet
- Pet's current medications and treatments
- Your reason for seeking a consult
- Your goals for this consultation
- Short video of gait or showing mobility issues
- Veterinary professional who is currently treating the pet including clinic name, phone, e-mail
Once you purchase the consult, you will be provided with instructions.
Teleconsultations for Pet Parents
A Teleconsultation is a live pet care visit that's done using a cell phone, tablet, or computer. You can access Vital Vet Consultants from around the world without ever leaving your home. Each Consultant is carefully chosen for their expertise in a specific area including orthopedic and neurologic conditions, sports medicine, athletic conditioning and return to sport, rehabilitation and physical therapy, holistic therapies, assistive products and equipment, and much more. Consultants answer questions and teach skills and techniques useful for pets. You may recognize our Consultants - they are some of the top people and pioneers in their field. We are incredibly lucky to have them as Consultants, and our pets are the better for it.
Teleconsultations for Veterinary Care Professionals
A Teleconsultation is a live patient care visit that's done using a cell phone, tablet, or computer. You can access Vital Vet Consultants from around the world without leaving your clinic. This is an excellent way to co-treat with a specialist without impacting your veterinary-client-patient relationship. Each Consultant is carefully chosen for their expertise in a specific area including orthopedic and neurologic conditions, sports medicine, athletic conditioning and return to sport, rehabilitation and physical therapy, holistic therapies, assistive products and equipment, and much more.
What Happens After I Book a Teleconsultation?
Your Consultant will contact you to schedule a convenient virtual appointment date. You may be asked to submit information about your pet to review before your meeting. Most appointments are scheduled within 5 business days of purchase but can be made sooner, if needed. That's it. We want to make it as simple as possible for you and your pet to get the help you need.
“I rescue senior dogs. Even in the best of health, the bigger ones need help as they get older. I took my 13 year old boy who was struggling with hind-end issues to see Dr. V. Opie is a very anxious dog. He’s not easy to work with yet Dr. Voulgaris was able to figure him out. Her evaluation techniques are remarkable. She knew what was going on before I told her. She is patient and compassionate. Her varied therapies are a direct result of her outside-the-box thinking. Mostly she doesn’t panic when I think we’ve hit a roadblock and she doesn’t give up. If one thing doesn’t work, she’ll try something else. I don’t think Opie would still be walking if not for Dr. Voulgaris.” Susan H.
"Dr Voulgaris is an amazing doctor!!! She has seen 3 of my furbabies now and she is just so knowledgeable! My girl Bonnie is a Dachshund who blew a disc in her back and Dr. V helped me through the process. She helped me understand what happened to Bonnie, what my options were, what I needed to do for Bonnie at home like expressing her bladder and what to expect going forward...it helped me get to a better place and find a new normal. Bonnie is happy and living a great life years later! If you have a dog that has difficulty walking, or needs holistic services like acupuncture, or you want more information on how to give your pet the healthiest life possible see Dr. V. She is my #1 to go to." Kandie L