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Holistic Veterinary Care

“…the part can never be well unless the whole is well.” – Socrates

Mirthwood Sugar Maple in Autumn

Holism is the concept of emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. Holistic healing is the practice of health and wellness that considers the entire being and all of the internal and external factors affecting them.


Holistic healing seeks to maintain or restore balance among (and within) the various dimensions of the individual, rather than focusing on a specific condition or even an illness, holistic healing addresses all parts of the patient and their life.

It considers the whole animal by including their mind, body, spirit, and heart in treatment considerations.


As such, holistic healing can be used to describe many different types of interventions or practices, as long as they hold this perspective.

Another way of looking at it is that holistic healing or holistic medicine is the result of actions we take to promote holistic health.


The roots of all medicine are holistic. In fact, the challenge today is to reunite modern conventional medicine with its holistic roots.

What We Offer

In-Home Vet Care

Dr. Hannah McCormick has long dreamed of being able to provide home veterinary care since founding the Saranac Veterinary Clinic in 1984.  Having sold her practice in 2022, she is now realizing that dream with holistic veterinary care and mobile services for pets and their people who need to be at home

Laser therapy or 'Cold Laser' treatment uses the incredibly focused power of phase-coherent, monochromatic light to effect changes to the processes within the body's cells to accomplish a reduction in inflammation, decrease in pain and an increase in cellular regeneration and healing. Since the 1960's, its effects have been scientifically documented and widely used. In the 21st century, huge advances in technology have made powerful laser portable and affordable (relatively) for smaller medical facilities.

Whether at your home or our clinic, we'll provide support, care and advice when your pet's quality of life is in question, whether through hospice care for aging or uncomfortable pets or, when the time comes, gentle euthanasia to make their passing smooth and comfortable for them and you and your family


Over its 5,000 year history, Chinese medicine has evolved into a complex diagnostic and treatment system whose methods are still practiced today.

Chinese medicine views the human body as a small universe of interconnected systems. These systems interact according to both physical elements and subtle energies.

The balance of energies such as “qi,” or life force, and “shen,” or spirit, is essential in maintaining health.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of health care known to mankind. Every culture on earth evolved along with their environments. Accordingly, their healing practices relied on the natural plants available to them.

This is just as true for animals as people. Using the medicinal properties of plants for healing has a very long history.


Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals. They believe these stimulate the healing process.

It was developed in the late 1700s in Germany. It’s common in many European countries, but it’s not quite as popular in the United States.

"Hannah McCormick is the goddess of veterinary medicine"

Warren Bentzen

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