We work with you to provide the best care for your patients.
Climbing Rose Veterinary Services supplements and supports the care you give your patients. We provide services that are difficult, stressful, and time-consuming to offer in clinic. We also hope to make hospice and other comfort-related care more accessible to clients whose pets have limited mobility or are stressed by repeated visits to the vet.
Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care helps ensure that the musculoskeletal system is working at its best potential. It can benefit animals of any age, from puppies and kittens to the elderly, and it can benefit the healthy as well as the ill. Animals with lameness or stiffness may be especially helped by it. When Dr. Fowler’s own dog was old and arthritic, she benefited greatly from monthly chiropractic visits. It was this that inspired Dr. Fowler, who has always been interested in pain management, to seek advanced training in chiropractic.
Physical rehabilitation: We all know the value of physical rehabilitation in human medicine, but it is underused in veterinary medicine. Rehabilitation partners naturally with chiropractic care, since rehabilitation exercises are often used to keep chiropractic problems from recurring. They can also help animals recover more quickly and fully from injuries or surgeries. Dr. Fowler expects to complete canine rehabilitation certification in 2020. She can examine your post-surgical or post-trauma patients and design exercise programs to help them get back to normal as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Dr. Fowler is currently working to complete the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner training offered by the University of Tennessee and expects to finish it in June 2020.
Hospice care: Animals that might benefit from the kind of hospice care we provide include cats with chronic renal failure, especially those whose owners can’t give SQ fluids, large breed dogs with severe arthritis or other mobility problems, animals with cancer, and many others. We can give SQ fluids, assist with feeding, give baths, tend and bandage wounds, shave mats, trim nails, help clients get big dogs outside and inside, adjust medications, recommend follow-up care, and evaluate and discuss quality of life.
Euthanasia: We offer in-home euthanasia to hospice clients and by referral. Dr. Fowler has been complimented by many clients on her peaceful and compassionate euthanasias. She typically gives IM sedation followed by euthasol. She uses Euthabags for pet body transport to help increase the dignity of the process. We offer both mass and individual cremation through Climbing Rose (provided by Pets in Peace) or can transport a pet’s body to their regular vet for cremation.
Although many visits will fall clearly into one category or another (hospice, chiropractic, etc), Dr. Fowler brings all her skills to each appointment and can combine them as necessary to help the patient. For instance, chiropractic adjustment can help many physical rehabilitation patients, and vice versa.
Frequency of visits:
- Hospice: Can be as often as the patient needs. Most hospice patients should be examined every 1-2 weeks at least. Many should be seen 2-3 times per week. Some may need daily care. We can provide whatever level of service is needed. There is a small discount for more than one visit in a 7 day period, and an extra charge for weekend visits.
- Physical rehabilitation: Most rehabilitation patients are seen once a week until they are recovered, but some may need to be seen more or less often.
- Chiropractic: Healthy chiropractic patients are seen every 3-6 months. Patients with mobility problems are generally seen once a month, although they can be seen more or less frequently as needed.
Fees: Our fee structure is based on a flat fee for each kind of appointment (chiropractic, rehabilitation, hospice, or euthanasia) with a housecall charge determined by distance travelled. We offer a price break for multiple visits within one week. Weekend visits have an additional charge. If you would like an estimate to give to a client or would like to discuss our fees, please call us.
Dr. Fowler is always happy to talk to other veterinarians about how she can help them. Please call or email her with any questions: 706-489-0295, firstname.lastname@example.org.