We at The Center for Animal Healing have strived to provide an ambience that is as relaxing and healing as possible for our four legged friends.
We take a comprehensive, holistic approach to animal diagnostics and treatment. During an initial visit, we will touch on diet, exercise, medications, vaccinations, and behavioral issues. We will evaluate your companion’s body-bone structure, conformation, gait, tenderness, and level of pain so we have a starting point from which to progress. We will take into consideration the patients level of comfort and quality of life first before recommending any treatment or combination of treatments. We invite your questions and observations because you will be a vital partner in your companion’s treatment, and you will help us determine whether our course of treatment is proceeding successfully.
Dr. Rowan has a wealth of knowledge gained over a 47-year career of veterinary practice, study, and inquisition. He also has good relationships and collaborates with specialists in this area and throughout the country, and he will readily refer any patient to another specialist if that becomes necessary.
I hope you enjoy and learn from your first visit to The Center For Animal Healing, and that you look forward to visiting us again.
Chiropractic care is at the heart of all the services we provide at The Center For Animal Healing. After personally experiencing chiropractic care, Dr. Rowan found a level of personal health he had never realized was possible. He then became determined to learn how to deliver this blessing to his four-legged patients… Read More
Homeopathy works on the principle that “like cures like”. This system of medical therapy uses minute amounts of substances that in their pure state would cause the same symptoms which we are observing. This is in direct contrast to current allopathic medicine which seeks to find substances which directly counter observed systems… Read More
Dr. Rowan: “As much as I appreciate technology, we have moved into an incredible world of dog and cat foods formulated from ingredients that these animals were never designed to consume. These ingredients are then cooked at incredibly high heat, squeezed through a pelleter, coated with a chemical to enhance their ‘flavor’, packaged and shipped to a warehouse… Read More
Therapeutic lasers (as apposed to surgical lasers) are used to relieve pain and inflammation and to speed healing. Therapeutic laser use has become more popular in the veterinary field over the last few years. The Erchonia laser we use emits coherent light at 635 angstroms, the wavelength at which normal, healthy cells resonate. This allows the cells to uptake the photons or electrons instantly… Read More
Microcurrent therapy utilizes electrical current in millionths of an ampere to stimulate healing and to reduce pain in affected tissues. We utilize this type of therapy at the present time to treat primarily spinal cord and orthopedic injuries but we are finding that it has much broader application for treating a multitude of other conditions. At the present time, Dr. Rowan is one of only three veterinarians in the world trained in this field… Read More
Dr. Rowan received his initial training as an intern and surgical resident at The Animal Medical Center in New York City and followed that with a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical School in NYC. Dr. Rowan currently maintains a surgical consulting practice with his former practice at Owl Creek Veterinary Hospital and with Princess Anne Veterinary Hospital both in Virginia Beach… Read More
Dr Rowan volunteers one afternoon each week to work with VBSPCA new arrivals as well as older, sick, injured animals. Animals with range of motion and behavioral issues also benefit from Dr. Rowan’s treatment. He performs chiropractic adjustments and laser therapy on dogs, cats and other animals at the shelter. Dr Rowan also consults with the clinic staff on difficult illness and injury cases… Read More
We provide a full range of alternative health care options for our patients. Dr. Rowan’s close association with Owl Creek Veterinary Hospital allows us to offer full laboratory and radiologic diagnostic services when indicated. We are also comfortable working with your regular veterinarian should you wish.