For pet owners

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I founded Climbing Rose Veterinary Services because I wanted to help pets feel as good as possible for as long as possible, and to increase their comfort by visiting them in their own homes.

Comprehensive arthritis management: There are lots of ways to treat arthritis pain — so many that they can be overwhelming! I will systematically review them with you and discuss which ones might benefit your pet. They can include medications, supplements, complementary treatments like acupuncture, chiropractic, or therapeutic laser, and therapeutic exercise plans.

Physical rehabilitation:  We’re all familiar with physical rehabilitation for people, and how it helps them recover from surgery or injury. It has the same benefits in animals. If your pet has to have a cruciate ligament repaired, a fracture fixed with surgery or a cast, needs back surgery, or is injured, physical rehabilitation can help them recover quickly and well. I am a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and can design a program for your pet that will help them make a speedy recovery.

Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care helps the musculoskeletal system work at its best, reducing pain, stiffness, and limping and enhancing smooth, pain-free motion. Animals of any age can be helped by chiropractic care, from puppies and kittens to old, arthritic animals. I am certified in animal chiropractic by  the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

Hospice care: Many terminally ill pets can have a good life with the right support, but support means vet visits, and many owners are reluctant to take pets to the vet clinic during their last few weeks or months of life. We bring the vet to the pet in the comfort of the pet’s home. I can provide at-home nursing care such as giving fluids, bathing, assisting with feeding, wound care, or shaving mats. I can examine your pet at each visit and tailor medications and food to your pet’s changing situation. I can draw blood, collect urine, or check blood pressure for any necessary monitoring tests. Hospice visits can be anywhere from once every few weeks to every day, depending on your pet’s situation at the time. I can also help you evaluate quality of life and decide when it may be time let your pet go.

When we reach that point, I also provide in-home euthanasia. Afterwards I can handle cremation (with or without having ashes returned to you) or I can take your pet’s body to your regular vet if you prefer. You can also bury pets at home in Georgia.

If you would like to hear me discussing hospice and euthanasia with professional dog trainers Julie Fudge Smith and Tina Spring, check out this podcast episode.

Different types of appointments can be combined. For instance, many hospice patients benefit from chiropractic adjustment, and many chiropractic patients need physical rehabilitation to help keep their chiropractic problems from coming back. I bring all my skills to every appointment and can adjust the plan as needed.

Fees: There is a flat fee for each kind of appointment (chiropractic, physical rehabilitation, or hospice) as well as a housecall charge based on distance. If I dispense medication or submit labwork, there are fees based on the cost of the medication or labwork.

If you have any questions, would like to discuss how I can help your pet, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call or text 706-489-0295 or email

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