To keep in touch and continue meeting your needs during this Stay-at-Home period, we have developed two new telemedicine options for you!
Telephone Intake Histories
Have you wanted to get your dog or cat started with chiropractic or acupuncture and you just haven’t had the time to schedule that initial hour-long appointment? Well… here’s your chance to get the first half-hour taken care of over the phone!
We can knock out the history portion and be ready to do the in-person segment when restrictions lighten up a bit. That way the remaining in-person segment shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes and should be much easier to get on the books!
AND, by doing the intake history over the phone you will save $5 on a chiropractic or acupuncture intake or $10 on a combo intake. Sweet! The fee for the intake portion will be payable via credit card when you book your appointment online using the green button below.
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to do your in-person segment with the same practitioner you choose for your telephone intake history. Please be sure to choose a practitioner that works out of an area you are willing to travel to for that in-person segment.
Telemedicine Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) Visits
What IS telemedicine? And what the heck is TCVM? Why would I even consider this for Fido or Fluffy? – by Taryn Lindbeck, DVM
Telemedicine is a virtual visit between a medical professional – in this case, one of the veterinarians here at CFE – and a patient. Well, in our case, since our patients lack opposable thumbs and the ability to use the internet, telemedicine also includes you, our client! It’s perfect for our current situation with the Stay-at-Home order from Governor Walz, the uncertain timeline for social distancing and a reduction in our ability to see your pets in person.
Much of what we assess during a TCVM appointment is through in-depth discussion with you and by visual observation – two things that can be effectively performed via video conferencing. We will utilize a pre-arranged virtual meeting to discuss and “examine” your pet. We would then make a determination about the best treatment to pursue, and any herbal portion of that treatment could be prescribed at the time via drop-shipping to your home. We could follow-up as needed virtually, and implement any further chiropractic, acupuncture, or laser treatments once we are back to normal operations.
Legal requirements surrounding veterinary telemedicine have been softened during MN’s COVID-19 response. Because of this, we can provide telemedicine TCVM services for any of our patients who have seen a CFE veterinarian during the last 18 months.
In TCVM, we utilize many details of the patient’s activity, behavior, appetite, elimination habits, sleeping habits, movement, attitude, breathing, tongue color and quality, and pulse quality to arrive at an Eastern medical diagnosis. These are based in the energetics of the
individual animal and any changes we perceive. We will then utilize Chinese herbal formulas to help balanc
e the animal and improve any issues they may be having.
Who is a good candidate for TCVM? Any patient that gets routine acupuncture or chiropractic care is potentially a good candidate to utilize TCVM during this period of decreased access to normal therapies. We often think of Chinese herbs as “acupuncture in a bottle” and thus can utilize the herbs to enhance the treatments your pets have already been receiving from CFE doctors. We also regularly treat medical ailments such as organ disease (especially kidney and liver), allergies, asthma, skin issues, muscle and joint issues, and pain in our animal patients with TCVM. Especially during this time when our usual therapies aren’t possible due to the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in, TCVM via telemedicine is a way to continue treatment for your pet.