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Integrative Medicine

Macungie Animal Hospital has two opportunities for your pet to experience a more integrative method of veterinary care.

Dr. Gina Shade is our Veterinary Acupuncturist at Macungie Animal Hospital. She was certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) IN 2014 and she maintains continuing education in the field of Acupuncture as recommended by IVAS.  Dr.Shade offers acupuncture as a part of her regular veterinary schedule at Macungie Animal Hospital

Dr. Shade recommends the Assisi Loop to speed healing, reduce inflammation, and lower pain levels.  Please visit for more information.  Purchase can be made through the Assisi Loop website

Additionally, through partnership with Dr. Diane Gabriel, Macungie Animal Hospital offers a holistic approach to veterinary medicine. Dr. Gabriel provides a blend of the Eastern and Western philosophies including acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbal medicine, homeopathy, kinesiology and traditional veterinary protocols.

Dr. Diane Gabriel, VMD, CVA, CVCHM, focuses her practice on integrative medicine. This approach utilizes more natural and gentle remedies coupled with traditional medicine to aid in healing and promote wellness. Dr. Gabriel creates individualized protocols for each patient, based on his/her specific needs. Her 30 minute assessments include a comprehensive physical exam of the patient and an in-depth discussion with owners regarding nutrition, daily exercise and the personality of the patient.

Integrative medicine is beneficial to both young and senior pets. Dr. Gabriel utilizes a combination of Chinese and Western Herbs, Homotoxicology/Homeopathy, Nutraceuticals, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Acupuncture/Aquapuncture along with conventional veterinary medicine. Patients suffering from diseases such as osteoarthritis, skin disorders, allergies, kidney disease, anxiety, seizure disorders and cancer may positively respond to integrative therapies.

Dr. Gabriel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and received her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2007. She has been practicing integrative holistic veterinary medicine exclusively for over three years and performing acupuncture since 2006. For more information on Dr. Gabriel and her holistic veterinary practice visit her website at: