Mandala Integrative Veterinary Care
Holistic Veterinary Care for Dogs, Cats and Horses in Boulder
Mandala Integrative Veterinary Care (MIVC) is an integrative and holistic veterinary practice for dogs, cats and horses. Our clinic space is located in the foothills west of downtown Boulder, Colorado near Nederland. Dr Kelly Keeney specializes in integrative and holistic veterinary medicine with a focus on balanced preventative and individualized veterinary care including acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbal medicine (including customized herbal treatment plans) and food therapy/nutrition counseling. House and farm calls are also available on a limited schedule.
A key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that stimulates specific points throughout the body with placement of needles to treat a wide variety of conditions. Click here to learn more.
Comprehensive Physical Examination
A thorough physical examination is the most important part of your pet's medical care. Dr Keeney will carefully examine all of your pet's body systems from both a Western and Chinese medical perspective. She will spend time reviewing medical records and/or pertinent medical history, and carefully assess your pet's diet, lifestyle and behaviors. Dr. Keeney places a large emphasis on holistic preventative medicine, and she will make wellness recommendations tailored to your pet's individual needs and constitution.
Depending on your pet's situation, Dr. Keeney may recommend diagnostic procedures such as bloodwork, urinalysis, fecal testing or cytology. In many cases it is possible to collect these samples without needing to go elsewhere. However, in some cases, Dr. Keeney may refer you to her affiliate clinic, Boulder's Natural Animal, to have samples drawn or more extensive procedures or diagnostics performed.
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a non-surgical approach to spinal disease and lameness in animals. Also known as Veterinary Neuronal Integration Technology, this technique uses a hand-held spinal accelerometer to offer a non-invasive, non-painful healing modality to release neurophysiological obstructions via spinal adjustments.
Chinese herbal therapy is an important and powerful part of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Herbs are used most commonly as an adjunct to acupuncture treatment. After doing a thorough Chinese Medical evaluation, Dr. Keeney may prescribe an herbal formula specific to your pet's individual needs.
Western Herbs and Essential Oils will be integrated as additional treatment modalities in the upcoming months. Dr. Keeney is currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine. She is also certified in Rocky Mountain Field Botany and Wildcrafting, enabling her to make more of her own medicines and individual formulas for patients.
Dr. Keeney can perform limited non-emergency medical procedures such as vaccinations, deworming, skin scrapes/aspirates, anal gland expression, administration of subcutaneous fluids, and wound cleaning. She works closely with an excellent local affiliate practice that has the equipment and staff to more effectively and safely perform involved procedures she doesn't perform at her location.
House Calls & Farm Visits
Dr Keeney is currently offering house calls and farm visits for dogs, cats and horses in Boulder proper and the Sugarloaf, Magnolia and Nederland mountain communities.
Louisville, Erie, Superior, Lafayette subject to additional mileage fees.
Mandala Integrative Veterinary Care offers the following in-home care:
- Holistic consults
- Western and Chinese medical physical examinations
- Herbal Medicine including customized herbal formulas
- Diet / nutrition consulting
Hospice and Transition
Dr. Keeney's hospice and transition work involves helping to sculpt an individualized, integrative care plan focusing on quality of life and treatments/supports that strive to nourish the vital force for patients and families that are most often dealing with complex draining disease processes. She also works to counsel families on options and offer her intuitive take on things - helping to serve as a guide as they navigate the inevitable uncertainties of the process. In assisting patients to cross, she creates and holds a sacred space for families working to ensure that her patients are able to release their physical bodies in a loving, peaceful and complete way. It can look different depending on how the family shows up, but she uses her shamanic practice to assist in holding that space for everyone and to allow the animals she is assisting to cross on a wave of love and gratitude.
The decision to euthanize a beloved pet is always very difficult. As hard as the choice is to make, it can offer a gentle and loving end to our pet's suffering. When the time comes, Dr. Keeney can help to support you in this important decision-making process and help to ensure that your loved one's passing is peaceful and painless.
In the event that Dr. Keeney is not available, you may need to seek other home euthanasia or hospice support in the Boulder area. If the need arises, you can reach out to the following practices for support:
Dr. Jason Cordeiro of One Last Gift
Home pet euthanasia services offered primarily in: Adams County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County and Weld County in Colorado. Accommodations may be made for home euthanasia services in outlying areas in Colorado with sufficient advance notice.
In-home pet hospice and euthanasia services: Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Wellington, Berthoud, Longmont, Boulder, Platteville, Evans, Louisville, Lafayette, Niwot, Fort Morgan, Dacono, Frederick, Firestone, Erie, and Estes Park. If we cannot travel to your location, we will refer you to another excellent local service in your area.
Guardian Pet Aquamation
(Gentle pet aftercare & euthanasia services)
In home euthanasia services in Northern Colorado.
The Guardian Pet euthanasia experience is gentle, calm, and supportive for your pet and family.
Urgencies and Emergencies*
*Please note: Dr. Keeney is not equipped to deal with most emergencies. She makes every attempt to be available if an urgent situation arises with one of her patients, but please seek care at an emergency veterinary hospital if you feel your pet needs immediate care.
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.