Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on pattern of disease and the pathogens that attack the body.  The veterinarian that practices TCVM uses that animal’s clinical signs, tongue color; pulse, breathing patterns, mouth odor, body postures, skin sensitivities and feces.   Chinese herbs tend to be used as a formula that combines several herbs that compliment each other. This combination acts to enhance healing, and decrease toxicity. 

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has been used to treat animals for thousands of years. Much of the research and literature is written in Chinese, and only recently has become widely accepted in the Western world. In TCM, and herb must have 500 years of successful documented use before it can be included as a "Classic Remedy". Therefore, the remedies have a long history of safety and effiecacy. Herbs provide an alternate to or a complement to Western treatments.

TCM formulas are precise blends of herbs, bark, roots, rhizomes, seeds and fungi that work synergistically. Very rarely is only one herb administerred. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Truex determines the most practical course of treatment. Preparations are from the highest quality sources, and are available only through licenced, trained veterinarians.

The concept of Ying and Yang, of balance, is central to CVM, and the balance between Traditional and Western medicine is one of the tenents of Dr. Truexs's practice. By using the best of TCM in conjunction with the latest techniques of Western medicine, she can provide uptimum health care for your animals.


* Beneficial for chronic conditions *

* Promotes health and disease prevention *

* Less side effects than Western drugs *

Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.
Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy complement each other.

Long and short contrast each other, high and low rest upon each other;

Voice and sound harmonize each other, front and back follow one another.
-Lao Tsu, "Two" of Tao Te Ching