Our holistic wellness plans help your pets lead happy,

healthy, longer lives  ... naturally.

Meet Dr. Jo  

Dr. Johnna L Smith grew up in Eaton, Ohio, graduated from Eaton High School and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University in 2005 with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in 2009. In 2012 she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through The Chi Institute in Florida. She followed up by earning her Advanced Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2016. Dr. Jo feels that the best medicine for our fur babies is a combination of all services. Her number one concern is her patient's’ health and well being. By using traditional veterinary medicine along with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, she has been able to greatly increase the quality of life and sometimes length of life of her patients. 

Dr. Jo enjoys dogs and cats of all ages, but she has a special place in her heart for geriatric pets. That doesn’t mean she won’t love your puppy just as much though!! 

So, what does Laser Therapy do?

  • Decrease inflammation – activates lymphatic system to decrease swelling

  • Analgesic – affects nerve cells which block pain sensation to the brain

  • Speeds tissue repair and cell growth – penetrates into tissues to accelerate cell repair and growth,tendons and ligaments are repaired faster

  • Improved vascular activity – increases formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue, speeds healing, closes wounds faster and reduces scarring

  • Stimulates acupuncture points – provides non-invasive treatment to stimulate musculoskeletal pain relief

  • Improved nerve function – speeds up process of nerve cell reconnection and increases optimal muscle action

What About Acupuncture?

  • Pain management is one of the most common uses for acupuncture, often in conjunction with a more traditional treatment plan. Strong medical treatments like chemo, which can cause discomfort, are often paired with acupuncture to help make a pet more comfortable and able to fight the illness.

  • Musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, or nerve injuries can respond to acupuncture. It is often employed during rehabilitation after an injury. Carefully monitoring a healing pet is important; without the feeling of pain, a dog can re-injure him or herself with over-activity

  • Skin problems like allergic dermatitis, granulomas, or hot spots may respond well to acupuncture treatment because increased circulation can improve healing, while pain reduction will reduce a dog’s overgrooming or itching responses.

  • Gastrointestinal problems like nausea and diarrhea can be aided by the increased blood flow from acupuncture. It may also help normalize digestive activity by stimulating digestive secretions.

  • Respiratory problems like asthma and allergies can benefit from the immune-calming, anti-inflammatory capabilities of acupuncture. 
     

"Dr. Jo is the absolute best! When my 10 yo lab was diagnosed with kidney disease the vet I was going to told us there was nothing really we could do. So, we took Sadie to Dr. Jo where we did monthly acupunture and put her on a couple of different Chinese herbs. We were able to spend another year with Sadie. When we had to make the decision to euthanize her Dr. Jo made us feel so supported and made it such a peaceful experience."

Megan Faber

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