Your pet is an important member of your family, and as such, only the very best care will do. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we understand the special bond you share with your animal companion, and we consider an honor to partner with you in delivering a lifetime of quality, comprehensive care. This is why we’ve worked tirelessly to develop a complete system of care that combines exceptional Western medicine with the complimentary services of Eastern medicine. The result is a holistic approach that will provide for all of your pet’s health care needs – from birth through the senior years.

We’ve designed our services with the concept in mind that each animal is unique, and therefore deserves precise, individualized care. We also focus on treating your pet as a whole, not just the symptoms. We’re here to support your pet’s needs – body, mind and spirit – providing an overall sense of balance and wellness that you simply won’t receive anywhere else. To that end, we offer an extensive list of traditional medical, diagnostic, surgical and dental care services along with a variety of alternative treatment options.

As a patient of Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, your pet will receive access to all the latest advancements in veterinary medicine, including laser therapy, advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures. Additionally, our alternative medicine options – including acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and homeopathic medicine – allow us to deliver the ideal balance of modern and ancient techniques to help your loved one enjoy a happier, healthier life.

The full list of companion animal care services includes the following:

  • Wellness Care
  • Vaccinations
  • Allergies & Dermatology
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Weight Management
  • Dentistry
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Therapy
  • Homeopathic Medicine
  • Laboratory
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital Radiology
  • Laser Therapy
  • General Surgery

To learn more about any of our main services, please see below.

Wellness & Vaccinations

Keeping your pet happy and healthy for as many years as possible is a goal we share with you. It starts with a solid foundation of wellness care. When we are able to stay on top of your pet’s ongoing health, we are better able to take preventative measures to ward off illness and detect health concerns early, before they can progress and worsen. The result is a happier, healthier and more fit companion who will enjoy many years by your side. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we place a strong emphasis on wellness care, because we believe that this provides every animal with whom we work the best opportunity at a long, healthy life. Let’s work together to provide your loved one with a lifetime of health and wellness.

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Allergies & Dermatology

Underneath that layer of fluff and fur, your pet has skin that can be just as sensitive as yours. Allergies, infections, parasites and a number of other serious conditions can impact your pet, causing discomfort, itching and even pain. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we want to keep your loved one as healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside. Our professional pet allergy and dermatology services will help us get to the bottom of what’s causing your pet’s symptoms so we can develop the most effective plan to overcome the problem once and for all. If you suspect your pet may be experiencing a dermatological issue, give us a call. We can help that little guy or gal live a more comfortable life!

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Nutrition & Weight Management

Balanced nutrition and a healthy weight can do wonders for your pet, from supporting a better immune system to managing certain chronic medical conditions. The right diet and exercise can even extend and improve your pet’s overall quality of life. The problem is, not all pet foods are created equal. With so many choices available to you, and little information regarding weight control, how can you really be sure that you’re adequately managing this aspect of your pet’s health? The answer is simple – you enlist the help of a pro. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we are experienced in all aspects of companion animal nutrition and weight management. We can work with you to develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your very best friend.

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Imagine how great it would be if our pets could speak. That way, whenever they weren’t feeling well, they could simply tell us what was bothering them or point to where it hurt. Unfortunately, our animal companions cannot communicate in this way, making managing their health care a challenge. When a physical exam simply isn’t enough to diagnose the problem, we turn to veterinary diagnostics to help us get the answers we need. Whether it’s a simple blood test or advanced imaging, like an x-ray or ultrasound, we’ve got the equipment and experience to get to the bottom of whatever may be ailing your animal friend. A faster diagnosis means a quicker, more effective treatment plan which means a better outcome for your loved one. Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills offers both routine and advanced diagnostic care services.

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Are you confident that your pet’s dental health is as good as it should be? Bad breath is more than just a nuisance – it could actually be a sign that your pet is suffering from a dental problem. Without adequate care, plaque and tartar can begin to build up on the teeth and below the gum line, leading to bacteria which can spread disease throughout your pet’s entire body. Don’t take chances with your companion’s life and longevity. Make a commitment to dental care and help that little critter beat the odds! Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills is your one-stop-shop for professional pet dentistry. Whether it’s a routine exam or cleaning, an advanced oral health care procedure or helpful tips for home dental care, you can count on us! Together we’ll work hard to help your animal companion enjoy a happy, healthy smile for life!

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At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, surgery is part of our everyday routine. For you and your pet, however, it’s not something you have to worry about very often. Because of this, you may find yourself struggling with a number of questions and concerns. Will my pet be safe? Will he or she be in a lot of pain? Should I worry about complications? Our team is here to place your mind at ease. We’ve been in your shoes, and we use our own personal experience to make sure every surgery performed in our hospital is as positive and stress-free an experience as possible. Our doctors are well-versed in performing a wide range of surgical procedures, both routine and complex, and we always place the safety and comfort of our patients as our highest priority. Rest assured that your loved one will be in excellent hands with our surgical team!

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Laser Therapy

What if there was a way that you could help your pet experience less pain and recover faster following an injury or surgical procedure? Better yet – what if that treatment option involved no drugs and was completely non-invasive? Veterinary laser therapy provides all of this and so much more! Laser therapy has been used in human medicine for decades now, harnessing the power of laser technology to promote the body’s natural pain control and healing mechanisms. Now, we are able to use it on our animal companions with the same incredible results! Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills is pleased to offer veterinary laser therapy as part of our extensive list of comprehensive pet care services. Find out today whether your pet could benefit from this innovative treatment option.

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Alternative Medicine

At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we believe in treating the whole animal, not just the symptoms. That’s why we offer a full array of Eastern medicine techniques, which work to complement our traditional services and provide an overall sense of healing, balance and wellness. These alternative treatment options, such as veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and homeopathic medicine, allow our clients to take a more holistic approach to the care and wellbeing of their beloved animal family members. Eastern medicine has been proven to be highly effective in naturally treating and managing a wide variety of ailments in companion animals. We invite you to start a conversation today to learn more about whether your pet could benefit from our alternative medicine options.

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    • Senta LudwigSenta Ludwig

      We have taken all three of our dogs to Dr. Cahoon and Dr. McKerney over the past 6 years - they have kept them healthy and happy through all manner of health conditions and injuries and our 15 year golden mix would not be able to walk without the acupuncture and laser treatments they provide. They love our dogs and always spend time with us to explain what is going on. Highly recommend!

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    • Karen Widden-MartinezKaren Widden-Martinez

      Wonderful care, knowledgeable veterinarians.

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    • Katherine MundtKatherine Mundt

      I dont write and never know what to say. All i know is i trust these doctors and the are always smiling and good with my animals.

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    • Desiree CherryDesiree Cherry

      Excellent care and service! The entire staff is professional, knowledgeable and caring.

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    • Linda PelochinoLinda Pelochino

      Our dog Mucho was in intense pain last Christmas and having trouble walking. After a few weeks of rest and pain medication Dr Cahoon began treating him with laser and acupuncture therapy along with Chinese herbs. We are happy to report Mucho is now a happy active fellow. As we continue with his therapy, we are very grateful for this wonderful veterinary clinic.

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    • Margaret Daly ClaessenMargaret Daly Claessen

      The Veterinary Healing Center in El Dorado Hills is fantastic. My cat Marshmallow and I have been with them for a year. I brought Marshmallow there for a second opinion about his breathing problems because of asthma and upper respiratory issues. He was getting injections about every 6 weeks, and those many trips to the vet were very stressful on him. Dr. McKerney, took Marshmallow off the injections - steroids and convenia – and put him on a tablet of doxycycline. She felt that his main issue is upper respiratory. Marsh has not had any breathing problems for a year, and he is happy to take his pill in a pill pocket! I have such a positive experience when Marshmallow and I visit. Marsh is not the best behaved patient, and Dr. McKerney is wonderful and is always so patient and gentle with him, and the staff is patient and gentle with him, too – I am grateful, and thankful!!

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    • Elise KuikenElise Kuiken

      We have been taking our two dogs here for over 10 years. Dr. Cahoon always makes sure to explain everything and find options for our dog who has had a lot of health problems. Even though we live farther away now we still drive just to see them.

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