Why Consider a Holistic Wellness Visit for Your Pet?

A Holistic Wellness Visit is designed to explore and optimize your pet's health, wellness and longevity. The intent is less to treat existing problems and more to minimize future problems. This is done by detecting and hopefully correcting subtle imbalances before overt disease develops. The desired result is a more vibrant, hardy and resilient companion animal.


  • The initial visit usually lasts 45-60 minutes. Subsequent visits are usually 20-30 minutes.
  • When making an appointment, please remind the receptionist that you are requesting an appointment for “Healthy Veterinary Alternatives” with Dr. Mark Russo
  • Please bring the name and flavor of any commercial food the patient eats, and a list of medications and supplements.

Maintaining Conventional Veterinary Care

Healthy Veterinary Alternatives are intended to be used in concert with conventional veterinary care. We strongly recommend maintaining a working relationship with your regular family veterinarian so that conventional care will be available when needed.

About Dr. Russo

Mark Russo, VMD, DACVIMDr. Mark Russo has been a veterinarian since 1973. He is a board-certified veterinary neurologist and a certified veterinary acupuncturist. These days he spends his time using acupuncture and other holistic modalities as a complement to conventional veterinary medicine to treat problems and promote optimal health in pets. Read Dr. Russo's full bio here.