Alternative Medicine

Our Services

Welcome to Lonsdale Vet Hospital’s Alternative Medicine page, where we embrace a holistic approach to pet wellness. In addition to conventional veterinary care, we believe in the power of alternative therapies to complement and enhance your pet’s health and happiness. We recognize that each pet is unique with their own set of needs and sensitivities. Our alternative medicine offerings are designed to provide a natural, gentle, and effective path to healing.


Our homeopathy service for our veterinary clinic is designed to provide natural and holistic treatments for your pet’s health. Our experienced team of practitioners are dedicated to providing the highest quality care, using only natural remedies such as plant extracts, minerals and animal products that work in harmony with your pet’s body.



Lasers are used by veterinarians to treat acute and chronic injuries, pain and inflammation, and are becoming increasingly popular. They are also being used after surgical procedures to speed up the healing process.

Schedule an Alternative Medicine Appointment

Invest in your pet’s future health and happiness. Contact us today to schedule a Alternative medicine appointment and take the first step towards a lifetime of well-being.

Benefits of the Alternative Medicine

As pet owners, we want the best for our furry friends. We want them to be healthy and happy! Many of us are turning to alternative medicine services for our pets. Alternative medicine is a type of medical care that focuses on natural remedies and treatments rather than traditional medications or surgery. It can provide your pet with an array of benefits that you may not have considered before.

Here are some key benefits of investing in Alternative Medicine services:

improved overall health and well-being

Tailored treatment plans based on individual needs rather than just treating symptoms as they appear without looking at underlying causes or contributing factors such as stress or anxiety in animals. This means that any issues can be addressed from multiple angles so that long-term success can be achieved more easily compared with traditional methods, which often only temporarily treat symptoms without addressing root causes.

Alternative therapies

alternative therapies like acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care, herbal medicines & homeopathy offer additional pain relief options when needed. These treatments help improve circulation & reduce inflammation while providing comfort through gentle touch techniques designed specifically for animals. Incorporating these modalities into your pets’ regular healthcare routine will allow their bodies time for necessary rest & relaxation during illness/injury recovery processes, allowing healing to occur naturally instead of relying solely upon pharmaceutical drugs.

Cost Savings In The Long Run

Finally, another great advantage of using animal alternatives in healthcare involves cost savings associated with fewer visits to the veterinarian’s office (or none at all) since many of these practices require special equipment tools and expensive tests to diagnose problems accurately. All this makes it possible to save money while ensuring proper preventative maintenance and the physical well-being of a beloved four-legged companion.

Hospital Policies

Cancellation or Rescheduling

We kindly request that appointments be canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $20 cancellation/rescheduling fee.

No-Show Policy

Failure to attend an appointment without prior notice or cancellation after the specified time frame will result in a penalty fee of $89.

Three Consecutive No-Shows

Following three consecutive no-shows, we reserve the right to suspend your appointment scheduling privileges.

Prescription Refill Policy

All refill requests must receive authorization from your doctor. Prior to refills, physical exams may be required at the discretion of the doctor, taking into consideration patient history. Please allow 48 hours for medication refills to be processed. Certain medications have short expiration dates, so kindly request refills 15 days before pickup to ensure availability.

Patients with chronic conditions necessitate periodic examinations and blood work, determined at the discretion of the doctor based on individual needs.

Prescriptions and Scripts

There is a nominal fee of $15 for providing or sending a prescription to you for use at other pharmacies.

Payment Policy

Payment is due at the time of service. A 50% deposit is mandatory for surgeries and ultrasounds to secure the scheduled date. Examinations typically run for 20-30 minutes; any additional time will incur an extra charge.

Why Choose Us?

Many pets benefit greatly from alternative therapies, particularly those who may not respond well to conventional treatments or those seeking a natural, non-invasive approach to healing. Our experienced practitioners are dedicated to ensuring your pet’s comfort and well-being throughout the process.

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116 West 20th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1Y4

Business Hours

Monday — Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday — Sunday: Closed

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