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1.  CHIROPRACTORS
2.  HYDROTHERAPIST
3.  PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
4.  VETS

We at TTouch South Africa believe that there are many methods of healing and sometimes it is possible to help an animal without using conventional medicine. While we certainly encourage people to use and see their house Veterinarian on a regular basis, we would also like for you to know what other possibilities are available. To this end we have compiled a list of Vets who use complimentary therapies as well as chiropractors and physiotherapists who work with animals. If you know someone who should be on this list, please let us know.

This list is meant to be a guide only. Although TTouch SA cannot "officially" recommend the Practitioners below, we have certainly used several of them with great results and all come via our readers with praise!


 
chiropractors
Certified Equine Chiropractor      [ chiropractors ]
 
Contact: Dr Steven Geldenhuys
Tel: 011 318 1901
Cell: 082 686 0184
 
Physical Address: Noordwyk
  Halfway House
  MIDRAND
 
 

The AVCA is the only organization offering such an extensive professional program, and by utilizing an AVCA-certified practitioner you are assured of his or her knowledge and training.

 
hydrotherapist
Doggypaddle Animal Hydrotherapy Centre      [ hydrotherapist ]
 
Contact: Alison Glen, Dip Vet Nurse.
Tel: 011 708 6628
Cell: 082 787 2680
Fax: 011 708 6629
Web Site http://www.doggypaddle.co.za
 
Physical Address: 207 Second Road
  Chartwell
  JOHANNESBURG
Postal Address: P.O. Box 354
  Douglasdale
  2165
 
  Doggypaddle Animal Hydrotherapy Centre has been operating for a year in Chartwell just north of Fourways (Off Cedar Ave just after the new Broadacres Shopping Centre). We offer whirlpool treatment in a spa bath, using hot or cold water for the treatment of a variety of conditions. Our indoor swimming pool is heated and equipped with jets and is easily accessed by means of ramps. We treat dogs and cats for arthritis, hip dysplasia, obesity, those recovering from orthopaedic operations or motor vehicle accidents. Private sessions last about 45 minutes . Do go into our website for further information.
 
Holistic Vet      [ hydrotherapist ]
 
Contact: Dr Megan Kelly
Tel: 0217010557
Fax: 0217010677
E-Mail: info@holisticvet.co.za
Web Site www.holisticvet.co.za
 
Physical Address: Steenberg Veterinary Clinic
  Shop1, Steenberg Village
  CAPE TOWN
 
 

Holisticvet is an animal wellness and rehabilitation centre inDiepRiver,Cape Town. We offer hydrotherapy using an underwater treadmill, physical rehabilitation and therapy, pet active classes – therapeutic exercises and doggy gym for your pets, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, biopuncture, animal chiropractic, animal communication and we also stock an extensive range of products for handicapped, geriatric, post operative and injured pets including braces, joint supports, wheelchairs, doggy shoes, as well as natural pet solutions and supplements for your pets.


 


We treat dogs, cats, rabbits and small furries for conditions such as


 


1)     musculoskeletal : arthritis, lameness, muscle weakness or tears, hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament rupture, elbow dysplasia, patella luxations, disc disease or prolapse, paralysis, nerve damage, lumbosacral disease, fractures, luxations, joint sprains, neurological conditions, degenerative myelopathy as well as all post-operative orthopaedic cases.


 


2)     medical conditions : eg skin conditions, allergies, gastro-intestinal problems, heart conditions, cancer etc……


 


For more information on treatments and products please check out http://www.holisticvet.co.za/


 

 
physiotherapists
South African Association of Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (SAAPAT).      [ physiotherapists ]
 
Contact: Chairperson - Julia Hewitson
Tel: 082 495 2758
E-Mail: julia@animalrehab.co.za
Web Site www.physiosa.org/aboutus/wfrmAnimaltherapy.aspex
 
 
  Contact her for a therapist in your area
 
Horse Physiotherapist      [ physiotherapists ]
 
Contact: Elmarie Oosthuysen
Cell: 082 456 6465
E-Mail: ElmarieOosth@yahoo.com
 
 
  Based in Carolina and will cover the Lowveld very reasonably.
Graduated from University of Pretoria with a B.Sc, HED and B.Phys. Currently she is a physiotherapist at Ermelo Provincial Hospital. Her hobby is Western Riding and she does as many trails, shows and actual cattle work as possible. She was involved in a research project on horses with back problems. After hours Elmarie treats a wide range of horse injuries, including Western type and endurance injuries, back problems, muscle imbalances and tendon problems, and firmly believes in injury preventative physio. In October 2001, she held a clinic for a Western Club. Three of the horses treated at the clinic are now competing with success. Elmarie is also a member of The South African Association for Animal Physiotherapy and has attended Animal Physiotherapy Congresses for the last 3 years.
 
vets
Dr. Alex Niven      [ vets ]
 
Tel: 011 705 3113
Tel Alternative: 011 804 737
E-Mail: dralex@ecovet.co.za
Web Site www.ecovet.co.za
 
Dr Jenty Webster      [ vets ]
 
Tel: 011 702 2043
Fax: 011 468 4574
E-Mail: jenty@worldonline.co.za
 
  JOHANNESBURG
 
  Veterinary Surgeon for Holistic Veterinary Care. She does Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Nutritional, Herbal & Energy Healing and natural food diets.
By appointment only - Kyalami, horses and Companion Animals .
 
Dr. Philippe Flaschner      [ vets ]
 
Tel: 011 465 6914/5
Cell: 083 659 1984
E-Mail: palmgvet@mweb.co.za
 
Physical Address: Palm Gardens Veterinary Clinic
1 Granite Road
  Fourways Gardens
  JOHANNESBURG
 
  Palm Gardens Vet is run primarily as an allopathic small animal clinic as both vets qualified at Onderstepoort. However, Dr. Flaschner attended a 3-year homeopathic course run by world-renowned homeopath, Dr David Lilley. Many animals are treated both allopathically and homeopathically. (e.g. all trauma cases are given arnica.) Dr Flaschner also accepts appointments for animals to be treated on a strictly homeopathic basis only. If you are interested in homeopathic treatment for your pet, please make sure that Dr. Flaschner himself will be in as the vets consult in a roster system. Large animals i.e. horses and wildlife respond well to homeopathic remedies and help can be given for resistant colic and extra help in horse sickness.
 
VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE      [ vets ]
 
Contact: Dr. Jan Still
Cell: 082 454 0203
 
  JOHANNESBURG
 
 

Dr Jan Still is practising acupuncture in horses, dogs and cats in Fourways, north of Johannesburg. Apart of being a fully qualified veterinary surgeon, he has internationally recognised certification in veterinary acupuncture, and a master’s degree in veterinary anaesthesiology.
Acupuncture has been found to be very useful in the management of a number of clinical conditions and ailments including:

  1.  Muscular-skeletal pain due to arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia in dogs; sore back, etc.
  2. Sport injuries in canine and equine athletes (strained muscles and ligaments). These injuries are often associated with lameness and poor performance
  3. Injuries to nerves (muscle paresis and paralysis)
  4. Allergic skin conditions characterized by hot itchy skin. Acupuncture treatment is indicated especially in cases when the use of drugs is associated with side effects, or it is otherwise undesirable.

Initially, each animal is thoroughly examined using conventional ("Western") and acupuncture ("Eastern") methods of examination. Depending on the nature of the problem, 2 to 5 acupuncture treatments are given during a period of 1 to 3 weeks.

 
Complimentary Vets Organization      [ vets ]
 
Contact: Dr Sue Hayes
Tel: 021 531 0477
E-Mail: drsehayes@hotmail.com
Web Site www.cvmg.co.za
 
  CAPE TOWN
 
  For a Vet in your area who practices Complimentary Medicine
 
Complimentary Vets Organization      [ vets ]
 
Contact: Dr Jane M Fraser
Tel: 031 261 4847
E-Mail: fraserjm@mweb.co.za
Web Site www.cvmg.co.za
 
  DURBAN
 
  For a Vet in your area who practices Complimentary Medicine
 
Dr Jane Fraser, homoeopathic vet      [ vets ]
 
Tel: 031 2614847
E-Mail: fraserjm@mweb.co.za
Web Site www.cvmg.co.za
 
  DURBAN
Mandala Health Veterinary Hospital      [ vets ]
 
Contact: Dr. Anuska Viljoen
Tel: 044 343-1730
Fax: 044 343-2714
E-Mail: admin@mandalahealth.co.za
Web Site www.mandalahealth.co.za
 
Physical Address: 61 Main Road
  Sedgefield, Western Cape
Postal Address: PO Box 310
  Sedgefield, Western Cape
  6573
 
  I am a long time member of the CVMG.

Dr. Jane Fraser knows me well.

Veterinary Homeopath and Acupuncturist. One of my main passions is natural nutrition for animals.

You can find out more about me from my website below.

 
Holisticvet      [ vets ]
 
Contact: Megan
Tel: 021 7159465
E-Mail: info@holisticvet.co.za
Web Site www.holisticvet.co.za
 
Physical Address: 71 Main road
  Diep River
  CAPE TOWN
 
 

Holisticvet is an animal wellness and rehabilitation centre in Diep River, Cape Town. We offer hydrotherapy using an underwater treadmill, physical rehabilitation and therapy, pet active classes – therapeutic exercises and doggy gym for your pets, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, biopuncture, animal chiropractic, animal communication and we also stock an extensive range of products for handicapped, geriatric, post operative and injured pets including braces, joint supports, wheelchairs, doggy shoes, as well as natural pet solutions and supplements for your pets.

We treat dogs, cats, rabbits and small furries for conditions such as

1)     musculoskeletal : arthritis, lameness, muscle weakness or tears, hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament rupture, elbow dysplasia, patella luxations, disc disease or prolapse, paralysis, nerve damage, lumbosacral disease, fractures, luxations, joint sprains, neurological conditions, degenerative myelopathy as well as all post-operative orthopaedic cases.

2)     medical conditions : eg skin conditions, allergies, gastro-intestinal problems, heart conditions, cancer etc……

For more information on treatments and products please check out http://www.holisticvet.co.za/

 
Dr. Barry Hindmarch      [ vets ]
 
Tel: 021 674 0034
E-Mail: acuvet@iafrica.com
 
Physical Address: Cape Animal Clinic
Rosemead Ave.
  CAPE TOWN
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