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Be a Part of the Healing... 

Holistic Healing for Animals provides complementary veterinary services for those of you who seek alternative medical therapies.  Complementary therapies can be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to conventional medical treatment.  The goal is to treat the patient as an individual, restore balance to the body and thus have a healthier animal.  A whole health approach is taken when formulating a treatment plan for each animal.  An animal's primary treatment modality may be acupuncture, homeopathy or chiropractic.  But, in addition to the primary treatment, whole food diets, nutritional supplementation, and behavior modification will be used as appropriate. 

The office of Holistic Healing for Animals provides a home-like environment so that the animal may feel relaxed and appreciate the treatment process.  The office is quiet. It is located in an old, renovated house with tall ceilings and large windows.  Appointment times are scheduled to minimize overlap of clients.  Appointment length allows time for client concerns and questions to be addressed.  We hope that you and your animal will feel as comfortable here as we do!


About the Veterinarian... 

Ruth Dalto is trained in veterinary acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic. She has worked in traditional clinical settings and at animal shelters. She graduated from veterinary school in 1998 and has practiced in Arizona, Massachusetts and Maine. Having always wanted to live in New England, she moved to Maine in 2002. She has 3 dogs:  Asha, Burt and River; and a cat named Tom.

Her professional training includes:

  • University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Pitcairn's Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy
  • Colorado State University's Veterinary Medical Acupuncture Course
  • Tuft University's Equine and Canine Chiropractic Course
  • Applied Kinesiology and Functional Neurology seminar, taught by Carl DeStephano, DC
  • Cranial Sacral Technique And Philosophy