Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation

Do you have a pet that……

  • Seems sore or tender?
  • Has difficulty walking?
  • Can’t jump up anymore?
  • Not able to finish daily walks?
  • Hesitant to walk up and down stairs?
  • Holding head down?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your pet may need a V.O.M. (Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation).

What is a Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation?

Pet Hospital offers a specialized alternative medicine treatment called Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM). VOM can deliver therapeutic action to the joints of your pet. If there is a problem in a specific area, VOM can detect and reduce the problem quickly without pain or injury. It is similar to Chiropractic care in that it can restore function and reduce pain. It uses a hand-held device that is used in popular human chiropractic technique known as the “Activator Method” but should not be confused or compared to that practice.

VOM is a healing technology that locates areas of an animal’s nervous system, which have been injured, and then manipulates these areas to induce healing. VOM is singularly the most simple, effective and safe healing practice in veterinary care to date.

What should I expect from VOM treatments?

You may see a response while your pet is on the examination table – it can be that fast! The average case will see some sort of positive response within the first week. Sometimes the symptoms appear to be gone within the first three adjustments – however, additional treatments may be required in some animals. Cases that show no response within one month or cases that have had paralysis or lack of function for years may not respond to VOM. However, all animals respond differently and it is always worth making an attempt to correct the problem using VOM techniques.

Why do I have to come back?

When the body has gotten used to a problem with the nervous system, it takes a number of adjustments, depending on the patient, to readapt the body to function normally. When the body gets to this stage, further adjustments are not necessary.

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Pictured here is Dr. Wiatt with Chico, a 7 year old Chihuahua. He jumped out of his owner’s bed and then began to limp on his rear leg. His owner believed that maybe he had broken or torn a ligament on that leg. Upon exam by Dr. Wiatt, it was found that the leg was okay and the actual cause of the limping was from a pinched nerve on his spine which was found by the VOM being done. After the VOM was completed, Chico was placed on the floor. He walked with no limp and went home and owner reported he was back to running and jumping.


This video is of a dog that the owner reported was not jumping up on bed like normal. She also was not being as playful and active. When brought in a VOM was performed and immediate results were seen. She was back to her normal self that day.

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3411 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869

Healthy Pet Hospital & Grooming  is conveniently Located in Orange just off the 55 Freeway at Chapman Avenue.

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