Dr. Osborne offers traditional veterinary care for dogs and cats with a softer, natural touch. In addition to traditional treatments, Dr. Osborne highlights the importance of nutrition and diet specifically for each patient. Dr. Osborne believes that supporting the pet’s entire body by addressing natural nutrition, and supplementing with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals when needed, helps to boost the bodies natural defenses thereby stimulating internal immunity, speeding up the healing process and restoring homeostasis.
There is quite a lot being written as to the overuse of vaccines, especially about their toxicity and the practice of giving multiple vaccines at once. While Dr. Osborne supports the selective use of vaccines, she takes a decidedly conservative approach to their use, and she rarely administers more than one vaccine at a time. Vaccine programs are tailored for the individual pet and take into account the pet’s age, lifestyle, geographic location and health status.
You will be an active partner in making vaccination decisions for your pet and Dr. Osborne respects your choices ranging from no vaccines to standard vaccinations. We do offer “routine” vaccinations, however in many cases, she encourages the use of titer testing to determine your pet’s actual need for vaccination. If she finds cause for concern in your pet’s titer results, then she will discuss vaccination options with you. If you and your veterinarian agree that vaccination is appropriate, we will use, when possible, vaccine brands that have been carefully selected for being Thimerosol or Mercury free as well as adjuvant-free.
The Integrative Care Center at Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic is our primary practice. This is where clients bring healthy pets for routine wellness care as well as sick or injured pets for treatment.
The Center, which is the only one of its kind in N.E. Ohio offers an integrated approach to pet health and wellness for several reasons. First, clients who recognize that both conventional and alternative medicine can play an important role in the treatment of both sick and well animals are no longer forced to choose between one versus the other. Next, Dr. Osborne has a history of “leading the pack” by offering what we call “high tech holistic” treatments.
Many of the pets who come to Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center are seriously ill. They often don’t have months to experiment with simple herbal and homeopathic remedies. Using very intense, hands-on treatments and newly-emerging non-toxic therapies, we are holistically aggressive in seeking health for your pets. Finally, at Chagrin Falls Veterinary, pets are given the best veterinary care available because Dr. Osborne understands how to bring together the most effective tools from both worlds.
The results she has achieved over the years bear testimony to the healing power of integrated veterinary medicine.
Because clients come to Dr. Osborne from all over the country, you can also access her expertise with both in-person visits and telephone consultations.
Clients also come to the Center for hard to find medications prescribed for their animal by visiting our in-house Pharmacy and Health Products Store. The store offers a wide range of both conventional and holistic medications and many specialized items required for the care of an animal following treatment.
“Intelligent Integration” results in a different but highly effective way to maintain health and heal a sick pet. Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center practices “appropriate medicine”, so you will see everything from purely holistic treatments to conventional solutions. Mostly you will see a thoughtful approach that incorporates pieces of each. Her recommendations are supported by the best in modern diagnostics. You will also see the integrated use of prescription medicines, nutritional therapies, homeopathic remedies, herbs, IV nutrient therapies, homemade and raw diets, laser therapy and specialized non-toxic cancer therapies.
The goal is simple and shared. We do everything in our power to return an ailing animal to good health, or maintain on-going wellness for a healthy pet.
Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center has a true love of animals and we are all gratified by being able to offer a unique therapeutic approach that can maintain top notch health for well pets, restore good quality of daily life to a declining pet, and sometimes even return even seriously sick pets back to full health.
It is important to build and maintain a strong foundation for your pet’s health from birth. The immune and organ systems of a healthy pet are much better able to fight off a disease or an illness before it becomes a serious problem. Routine examinations allow us to catch a potential problem well before it becomes serious – as with humans, early detection and diagnosis offer a much better chance for a quick and full recovery.
Pet Food choices are not a matter of right or wrong, black or white. By understanding what is ideal and what is not, we can make intelligent decisions which at least take us ever closer to the ideal. Dr. Osborne actively endorses home-cooked diets, raw diets, high-end Super Premium canned diets, and, for dogs, grain-free kibble diets. If finances, lifestyle or medical conditions dictate the use of other types of diets, she will work with you to find the best possible option.
Dr. Carols Affiliations
The founder and director of the Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center and creator of PAAWS, Pet Anti-Aging Wellness Systems, for dogs and cats. Dr. Carol has pioneered the exploration of new therapies for the treatment and prevention of age-related degenerative disease, as well as promotion of optimum health and performance for pets.
A BIG shout out to Dr. Carol and her wonderful staff, especially Hallie. Our Golden is just over 13 yrs old, and developed a growth on his mouth/gums. I wish I would have found Dr. Carol years ago, but am so grateful for her compassion, holistic practice, and above and beyond customer service! The herbs/supplements she provided have helped tremendously, and she calls to make sure we understand the tests, and check on Kramer! We want him to be comfortable in his golden years with gentle healing…and she works with us and our beliefs. Highly recommend Dr. Carol!!
Dr.Carol, I just wanted to send thanks for all you guys have done at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic! From fixing Daisy when I really thought she was not going to make it, to doing checkups on Orwell. I really appreciate everything you guys do. I cannot thank you enough, everyone is so wonderful there! It made me feel confident in the care my animals receive there, ever since the first time I brought in Daisy. That day was by far was one of the scariest and you guys made me feel better by the time I was leaving. Thank you again and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
We searched on line to find an intigrative veterinarian to treat one of our cats who was suffering complications from diabetes. His skin had become so severely infected that we knew time was running out for him. Our vet did not know what to do for him anymore. We were so fortunate to find Dr. Carol an hour from our home. Spuds improvement was remarkable. Dr. Carol treated him very aggressively, and within a few months, his skin is cleared up, his diabetes is under control, and we have our happy kitty back. We have since taken another one of our cats who has an ongoing autoimmune disorder, and one of our dogs that suffered a disc injury. We have experienced fantastic results with them as well. We would give 10 stars if we could. Dr. Carol and Halle are the best.
About 3 months ago, my dog, Burner, and I met Dr. Carol. I had been considering surgery for my dog’s ACL (knee) problem and, just couldn’t subject him to all that it would entail. He’d already been in a knee brace for a month. So, I set out, on the internet, to find a solution. I was looking for a little hope. That’s when I started seeing all kinds of references to Dr. Carol. It appeared this Vet had some interesting ways of dealing with all kinds of pet related medical & whole life issues. And, she was just a car ride away. So, I packed up the boy and set out in search of that hope. The hope that he would have a somewhat normal life, that he would walk, play with his friends, visit his Gramma, enjoy his ball game, just be himself. He had been miserable since June, since the “incident” that lamed him. Upon our arrival, Dr. Carol & Halley got right down to business. They gated him and examined him thoroughly and Dr. assessed his condition. After awhile (seemed like forever) she said “we can help him”. Hope bloomed right in front of me. She had me put him on a special diet, to which we will always adhere, and she sent us home with supplements and holistic oil, for swelling (no more Rimadyl or Deramaxx, EVER!!!). She showed me some different massage techniques and, specific instructions on what the next month of his life would be like (first month of 3).
My gratitude for restoring my boy, Burner, to his happy, playful self and, giving Rayne her youth back! I’ve NEVER seen anything like these two. After the method that you had me employ, it only took 3 months for the boy to get sound on his knee. He can play in his yard, again. And, the gray that covered the girl’s muzzle, has been banished by her beautiful black!!! I feel empowered with the knowledge that you gave me, to help them live their best lives in the long run. But, most of all Dr. Carol, I want to thank you for restoring my hope.
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Which ones are necessary? How often should they be given? When I received my annual list of vaccinations from my traditional vet for my baby boy Jackson (2yr old Doxie mix) I knew I needed to reach out to ask for help in understanding which vaccinations were right for us. Today, I saw Dr.Carol Osbourne. Dr. Carol took the time to explain each of the vaccinations, the value of each based on my pets lifestyle, the difference between 1yr vaccinations vs new 3yr (or longer) vaccinations, the value of titer testing, and which vaccinations could cause dangerous side effects. This was just what I was looking for! I feel confident in my decision for the vaccinations that I chose. Thank you Dr Carol!
I took my put bull mix rescue dog to Dr. Carol for a recurring rash outbreak on her chest which barely had any hair on it and was always reddened. My traditional vet treated her repeatedly with antibiotics and steroid injections. It never seemed to completely go away. I finally got “desperate” and searched for a veterinarian with a different philosophy. Ella got a thorough and unhurried examination by Dr Carol and one of the first questions she asked me was “What are you feeding her”? I thought I had her on a good quality, grain free food. But Dr Carol encouraged me to try a raw diet. I was reluctant at first; Ella is a picky eater, and it was more expensive. But she was invited to sample the food right there in the office, and she gobbled it up! Next we had instructions to bathe her with specific ingredients one time, and we started her on vitamins. Well, what a difference these changes have made. It’s been just over six months and she looks like a different dog- one with beautiful white hair on her chest and the problem has not recurred once. And she is no longer picky! She loves the SOJOS food and all the vegetables she gets as added “treats”. I am so glad I found Dr. Carol; I really appreciate her natural and sensible approach to canine health and how she is available if I have questions. It’s nice to once again have confidence in my dogs health care provider!
Arwen and Aragorn, It is hard to believe that this video shows our 10 year old female German shepherd, Arwen who has been given back the energy and health she enjoyed as a puppy. As you can see, she is running with the same fluid and joyful demeanor of a much younger dog and this is the direct result of the work of Dr. CarolOsborne and her daughter Halle at the Chagrin Falls Vet Clinic. When we first took our two German Shepherds to her, we had tried a number of conventional vets and while there was nothing apparently wrong with Arwen and conventional vets gave her a clean bill of health, it was obvious to us that she was no longer able to easily jump in and out of our car, jump on our bed or bound effortlessly up and down stairs and she tired noticeably on long walks. She had trouble sleeping through the night and was restless and easily alarmed.
Arwen had always been fa
irly trim for a large dog, normally weighing about 85 pounds which the vets told us was just fine. She had gained weight due in part to being less active and was 90 pounds when we first took her to see Dr. Carol. After a thorough examination and blood work, Dr.Carol amazed us by saying that if we gave her 6 months, we would have a new dog! By changing Arwen’s diet and adding daily supplements to help balance her metabolism, the Arwen today that you see in the video is a happy, active, healthy 71 pounds and able to run and jump at will. She sleeps much better and is not restless or easily agitated and just much more pleasant to have around. I should mention that all this took far less than 6 months.
Hard to believe but the evidence is clear. We actually took Aragorn, our twelve year old male German shepherd, Arwen’s half-brother to Dr. Carol first as he was really struggling with the mobility in his hind quarters and we had been given various potential diagnosis’ for his condition, ranging from hip dysplasia and arthritis to degenerative neuropathy. While it was evident that something was seriously wrong with Aragorn, following the same plan of adjusting his diet and adding supplements, Aragorn’s quality of life showed a dramatic positive increase.
Aragorn was always significantly larger than Arwen, normally weighing just over 100lbs and had recently started to hit 105lbs. As Dr. Carol balanced him out, his weight dropped to 87lbs, and his ability to walk and even run, go up and down stairs and get in and out of the car returned in proportion to his weight loss. Unfortunately, it was discovered by Dr. Carol that the cause of all this was due to a fast growing tumor which conventional vets completely missed. Dr. Carol and her daughter Halle were very kind and helped us with the decision to allow Aragorn to pass on in the same manner as he had lived his life. German Shepherds are a warrior breed, with an innate desire to serve their pack and suffer greatly when unable to do so.
Through their efforts, Aragorn was able to enjoy a new quality of life for his remaining time with us and when the time came, he passed peacefully. Regardless of what type of dog you have or what age they are, we encourage you to invest in their future health and well-being by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Carol at the clinic as soon as possible, like us, you will amazed and thrilled with the results and your dog will thank you. Best regards, Bill and Janet Kilcullen
My name is Billy Bower. I had been going to a regular veterinarian all my life. I was very scratchy , itchy and could not lose weight. They could not figure out what was wrong with me. Finally my sister Vicky took me to see Dr. Carol Osborne, she diagnosed me with Hypothyroidism and put me on Thyroid Medication, a special diet & her special vitamins and I am already feeling better. It has only been a week and I have lost one pound and are feeling much better and looking forward to my full recovery!
Dr. Carol is extremely helpful, patient and kind. She is thorough, detailed, focused and she really understands animals. Her holistic approach is very well balanced. She is passionate about her work and her love of animals is very apparent. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer all of my friends and family to her practice. Your furry friends will be in the best of hands! Thank you Dr. Carol Love, Praise and Herbie the Dachshund
Our two four legged kids, Sassy and Bentley have a new lease on life thanks to Dr. Carol. The change was noticeable within only 2 weeks of our initial visit. Our pups didn’t appear over weight to us, just a little “thick” but Dr. Carol clearly let us know that bringing them both to a healthier weight would do wonders for both of them.
Our older guy, Bentley is 9 years old and was starting to have some dementia type symptoms. He was standing and just staring off into space and would go out and tinkle on the driveway rather than go to the grass, he just wasn’t our same vibrant and playful boy – he seemed distant and sad. Bentley weighed around 100 pounds at our initial visit and is now a healthy 87 pounds. Dr. Carol had us change his diet (I felt horrible as I thought the raw diet and grain free kibble we were feeding were quality, I was so wrong).
Their coats should have been an indicator now that I think about it. They were always getting dander shortly after bathing them, which I did regularly. Now that we are feeding a true healthy diet and one that accommodates each dog: Sassy was having some stomach upset on raw so we feed her cooked chicken and Bentley remains on the raw Stella and Chewy’s along with added veggies and in addition to Dr. Carol’s Health and Wellness AM and PM Complex. They now have mental clarity, their coats are clean and dander free and they are SO soft! In fact our family couldn’t stop commenting on how silky Bentley felt when they were petting him this past Christmas Eve. I shared with them our story and they got to see what we are feeding them when it came to the dog’s dinner time – they were amazed! And this is the first time ever, that Sassy has a waist! She has lost around 8 pounds. Having a pet with a healthy weight, just like us, makes such a difference.
Dr. Carol and Halle, her daughter and wonderful assistant, make you feel welcome and are always happy to answer your questions when you are at the office. Dr. Carol will also call to follow up and see how things are going at home and will answer any questions you have. I am very proactive in our dog’s health and wellness – kind of a passion of mine and Dr. Carol has never made me feel like I am overstepping my boundaries with my questions or concerns. In fact she actually works with me and has made me feel more a part of our pups “wellness team” which is such a blessing to me. I don’t want to leave out this very important part: Bentley started having some issues with increased water consumption and with that he became a frequent flyer to having to go out every other hour. This made for some very rough nights. But yet, he kept testing negative for a urinary tract infection and his blood work came back perfect too. Dr. Carol went above and beyond to look into all the possibilities of why this was happening and did in fact find the problem. She is a stone turner and we are so blessed to have her in our back yard!
Thank you Dr Carol for all you do for us and our pets – we know we are always in the best of hands. Mary Z. Streetsboro, OH
Dr. Carol has been a God send to me and Mandy, my 12-year-old Rat Terrier. A year ago, Mandy was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and protein losing protein losing nephropathy (PLN). I consulted with several vets to see what we could do for Mandy. Everyone told me the same thing: It’s a progressive disease. There’s nothing we can do to cure it. Put her on a low-protein diet and treat her symptoms.
Then, Hallelujah, I found Dr. Carol. She’s the only vet who gave me hope that Mandy could be stabilized and perhaps Mandy could live several more years with me. She’s the only one who said, “Mandy can get better.” Dr. Carol took great interest in Mandy, her condition, and finding ways to overcome her nausea, her loss of appetite, and numerous other symptoms. She combined conventional medicine with non-mainstream medicine. She checked with me regularly to see how Mandy was doing. (How many vets do that?)
After a few months with Dr. Carol, Mandy is now better. No more vomiting. Improved appetite. Good energy. And Mandy’s BUN and creatinine numbers have come way down. Thank you, Dr. Carol. You are one in a million. If it weren’t for you, I don’t know if Mandy would still be alive today. Your fan and grateful forever, Kay Van Hoesen
Dr. Carol has done an amazing job with both of my dogs! She’s caring, compassionate and “all about the animals”. If you expect the type of vet that gives a shot and sends you on your way, this isn’t the place for you or your pet. She spends a lot of time with the animals and educates you about what she’s doing and why; how you can better take care of your pet. She is very open and experienced in alternative medicine and her follow-up phone calls for even a routine exam were a pleasant surprise. I am very impressed!