What people are saying


We brought thirteen-year-old Pete to Dr. Sue after he had been diagnosed with early stage kidney failure. Pete also has arthritis, and was slowing down quite a lot. Dr. Sue suggested some dietary changes, and prescribed some herbal supplements. Within a matter of weeks, we saw a dramatic change in Pete. He was filled with energy, happier, and much more playful. He has begun running and romping with his younger siblings. Even friends have noticed the change in him.

When we went back for testing on his kidneys, all levels were completely back to normal. No more kidney failure.

We’re hoping to keep Pete around for a few more years.  We are so pleased and grateful to see him filled with enthusiasm and a renewed zest for life.   Jan R. 


Dr. Sue treated my aging greyhound, Bella, who had started eating less, sleeping more, and was in general losing her enthusiasm for life. She treated Bella with acupuncture and recommended dietary changes and nutritional supplements. Dr. Sue has a calm and intuitive approach to evaluating and treating animals. She was very attentive to how Bella reacted to treatment and was responsive to Bella’s signs of pain or anxiety. Thanks to Sue’s skill and care, Bella enjoyed better digestion and appetite, more energy and a greatly enhanced quality of life in her final months.                Kathleen K.

Thanks a million, Marty is doing Great! He has so much more energy, he's much more alert, is taking longer walks, clearly he is not in as much, if any, pain.             Anita P.


It’s been almost 2 months and my angel looks like a new man!  His coat is soft and filled in and I know he is getting full benefit with his custom nutrition plan. If I can prevent or prolong time without medication, I count that a win.  So far so good. Many areas, including his thyroid, are showing improvements.    I truly look forward to the loving attention and care Titan receives each visit.  LOVE IT HERE.   5 star review from this family!      Linda S.

Several weeks ago in January, my beloved dog, Pandora, lost the use of her back legs.  She was given a slim likelihood of recovery. However, Dr. Lori Marheine at Small Animal Hospital gave us a plan that included a referral for acupuncture. I took Pandora to Thrive Wholistic Veterinary Care and met Dr. Susan Howell and Mary.  I had to have someone carry Pandora in and I knew that this was the right place.  I explained where we were and that Pandora was on death row but we wanted to fight.  Dr. Howell implemented electroacupuncture treatments, made changes to her diet, and added herbal therapy. Three weeks of acupuncture later, Pandora is on her 10th day of walking a mile by Laura Burke of Washington Heights Pet Care, our guardian angel.  And of course I am crying writing this.....        Barry S.


The photon acupuncture treatment at Thrive may have made a difference. After coming back from Thrive and having her snack, I found my cat Daisy lying like the Queen of Sheba, with her left leg stretched straight out in front of her. We haven't seen that posture in a long time!   Julie J.