Sea to Sky Holistic Vet offers a variety of services for all sorts of animals. If you don't see the service you want contact Dr. Aja at SeatoSkyVet@gmail.com to find out if she can start offering it. Due to the nature of house call service Dr. Aja is not available on an emergency basis so if you need veterinary care immediately please contact an emergency clinic.
For large offices where employees bring pets to work or for assisted living communities where residents have pets Dr. Aja offers Veterinarian On-Site Days, where she will come to the office or community and spend the day doing Wellness exams, vaccinations if needed and other veterinary work for employees or residents.
Annual wellness exams can be performed on any animal in the home or on the farm. This includes a physical examination, a Traditional Chinese Medicine examination, discussion of behavior, nutrition, and exercise, as well as husbandry and management for livestock. We will work together to come up with a plan tailored to your animal's unique needs to optimize their health and wellness. These exams are an important opportunity to keep healthy animals healthy and identify potential problems early to help prevent them from becoming significant problems.
Acupuncture, Tui-Na (Massage), Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine includes acupuncture, Tui-Na (massage), herbal medicine, and food therapy. These techniques can be used alone to prevent and treat disease and can be integrated with conventional Western medicine treatments. They are helpful for many diseases and conditions including arthritis, equine lameness, chronic renal failure, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), allergies, thyroid disease, cancer, and behavior problems. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine can also help the body stay balanced and healthy and prevent development of disease.
Chronic Disease Management and Geriatric Care
Does you pet struggle with a "sensitive stomach"? Is your dog always licking and chewing on their paws? Is your horse "slowing down"? These are all treatable conditions that we can manage with a combination of Western medicine, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (acupuncture, Chinese massage, herbal medicine, food therapy), and other treatments like low level laser therapy and aromatherapy. Many chronic diseases like diabetes, thyroid issues, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, allergies, kidney disease, heart disease, and arthritis can be managed holistically with excellent results. Even for healthy older animals as they age they have different needs for exercise, nutrition, and healthcare than young animals. We can come up with a plan tailored to your pet's unique needs to help them age gracefully.
Palliative care, Hospice and In-Home Euthanasia
For pets with chronic and terminal diseases Dr. Aja offers palliative and hospice care with a focus on pain management. We will discuss quality of life and options to give your pet the best possible quality of life. We'll also talk through your pet's disease process, what to expect, and how to plan for end of life decision making. Dr. Aja uses a combination of conventional Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine techniques plus laser therapy and aromatherapy to help your pet have the best quality of life possible. When the time is right, Dr. Aja will come to your home or farm and perform euthanasia.
Performance Animal Tune-ups
Whether you have an equine athlete, a canine athlete, or even show dairy goats, Dr. Aja is available to help make sure that your animals are in top condition. This includes a health evaluation, discussion of nutrition and training regimen, and possibly acupuncture, Tui-Na (Chinese massage) and herbs to help boost energy and performance. These treatments can also help manage the stress of travel and show day.
Some basic grooming can be done by Dr. Aja in the home for companion and exotic animals. This includes nail trims for dogs, cats, birds, ferrets and other small mammals, wing and nail trims for birds, sanitary shaves (to keep the back end clean in pets with a lot of fur), and removal of matted or tangled fur. Dr. Aja can also teach you how to do these procedures for your pets.
Equine, Llama and Alpaca Dentals
Routine dental care is important for horses and camelids. Poor dentition can cause pain leading to poor performance, weight loss and malnutrition. Llamas and alpacas can develop tooth root abscesses which can cause bone infections, sinus infections and even cause eye problems and neurologic disease. Dr. Aja offers dental exams and floats teeth if needed in horses and camelids.
Farm Animal Castrations
Castrations of most horses, cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and pigs don't require full anesthesia and hospitalization, so Dr. Aja will perform these procedures on the farm using sedatives. If it is a more complicated procedure such as a horse with only one testicle present, she will refer you to a hospital facility with the appropriate staff and equipment.
Sheep, Goat, Llama, Alpaca Foot Trims
Overgrown hooves can be a source of discomfort for animals and diseases like foot rot and hoof abscesses can be missed without regular foot trims. Trims can usually be done without any sedation and Dr. Aja can even teach you how to do them if you're interested.
Herd Health Checks
For any herd/flock of farm animals this service covers routine evaluation of the operation including nutrition, housing, management and husbandry. It also includes discussion of current disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention protocols and any possible improvements which could be made. It may also include procedures such as foot trims in sheep, goats or camelids or pregnancy exams by palpation in cattle. Herd health checks are an important tool in identifying potential problems early to prevent them from becoming significant problems and can help improve production, efficiency and well-being of the herd.
If you need a health certificate, including a Coggin's, Dr. Aja is USDA Accredited to do these certificates as well as any required testing for interstate travel or to meet regulations for selling products like raw milk. Please keep in mind that these tests and certificates go through government agencies and so frequently take more time than expected to process. If you need a health certificate for international travel the process often takes several months so it is important to discuss what documents, vaccines and testing you need with Dr. Aja well ahead of time.
Veterinarian On-Site Days
This service is for offices or assisted living communities where there are many people with pets on-site who could benefit from having a veterinarian on-site for the day. Dr. Aja will spend the day at the office or assisted living community doing annual Wellness exams, vaccinations and taking care of any other veterinary concerns owners might have. This saves everyone at these locations the hassle of individually scheduling appointments and taking animals into the vet. It's a great pet-friendly perk for employers to offer to employees and a great pet-friendly benefit for assisted living communities to offer. If you'd like this service to be available at your work place or at an assisted living community you know contact Dr. Aja at (425) 492-0323 or SeatoSkyVet@gmail.com.