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(941) 312-6825

Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives

“It matters not if the medicine is new or old, body and spirit will follow the path to balance and healing.”
-Pueblo Shaman

New Client Information

For New Clients

At Bear Creek, our holistic approach to healing takes into account the spiritual and emotional state and the body’s condition as a whole. Often our patients have been diagnosed with illness or have a chronic condition before we see them.

Most of our patients come through referrals. We will work together with your pet’s family doctor and other specialists. This approach allows us to round out and compliment the treatment plan for your animal companion.

Before your first visit please read the website information, request that records and recent lab work be faxed to our office, and fill out and bring with you the new client history form. Dr. Gonzalez will want to review this information before your visit.

For new patients: Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment to weigh in and make sure we have all your paperwork. Patients arriving more than 15 minutes late will have to reschedule.

We do have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Many of our patients are very ill and need to be seen. If you do not keep your appointment you are depriving another pet from seeing the doctor. We reserve the right not to book another appointment with you if you cancel or don’t show up for your first appointment.

Dr. Gonzalez spends up to an hour and a half with new patients. He will go over your animal’s history, diagnosis, current problems, and nutritional status. He will give a thorough examination of your animal and answer any questions you have (it’s helpful to bring a list). Before leaving you will receive a treatment plan and written explanation of any medicines and diet.

We are a specialty practice and work closely with other internists, oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, and ophthalmologists. Dr. Gonzalez will refer out some diagnostic tests like x-rays and ultrasound.

Follow-up visits are usually a half-hour depending on the treatment modalities. These visits are important to fine tune with the doctor any treatment changes based on your at home observations.

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Phone: 941-312-6825

Fax: 941-487-7363

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