Second Opinion Services

It is alway best to have a second pair of eyes looking at your issue

Sometimes things just don’t feel right when you leave your regular doctor’s office. Whatever the case, a second opinion from a doctor who is educated in both conventional and holistic medicine brings a fresh perspective.  Dr. Jim Carlson treats all cases and particularly likes the challenge of “tough cases” and those that have run the course of regular medicine.

Dr. Carlson works with your current veterinarian to help bring a different diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet while helping you continue your current relationship with your veterinarian.

In the case of cat owner Barbara Jenkins, it just wasn’t time to give up even though her regular veterinarian and an emergency doctor told her there was nothing left to do for her 16 year old cat, Arnold.  A beautiful grey short haired cat, at his advanced age Arnold was losing weight and there wasn’t much in the way of traditional medicine to treat his intestinal bowel disease (IBD).“I knew there had to be a way to help Arnold so I looked on the Internet and read about Dr. Carlson and Riverside Animal Clinic.”

It was a fortunate move for the feline who was losing weight due to his IBD. A diagnosis was made through custom holistic testing for Arnold. “I noticed Arnold was thin and looked like he could put on weight and his overall appearance spoke volumes.  He just wasn’t vibrant,” said Dr. Carlson who prescribed a number of natural alternatives while greatly reducing Arnold’s steroid use. The cat’s treatments included acupuncture, aquapuncture, herbal therapy and Healthy Powder and Vitamin B12 therapy. He feels better and started to regain weight“I thought perhaps too much,” said his owner Barbara Jenkins. Arnold’s most recent tests are all balanced. We are so proud that we can effectively help this dear cat through our holistic program.

“I know Arnold will be my last cat as I’m retired and I want him to stay healthy as long as possible. Dr. Carlson worked his magic. Arnold is like a new cat,” said Ms. Jenkins.”