Ancient Chinese philosophy says that “a superb physician is one who treats before the ailment occurs”. It should be the objective of all philosophies of medicine to prevent disease rather than only be called to heal the sick. The goal of this website is to provide information on how to prevent dis-ease and keys to keeping your animals healthy so that they are able to enjoy life to its fullest.

My practice philosophy is first and foremost to prevent disease and to find imbalances before symptoms manifest – basically treat before the last straw breaks the camel’s back. If disease has occurred already, I will help you address the root cause to create the greatest opportunity for healing.

The body has the innate ability to heal, provided it is supported in its efforts to do so. Such support can look very differently for each animal and may include different healing modalities that nurture body, mind and spirit. For more information on the services I offer, I invite you to explore my website. If there is a subject you are particularly interested in please feel free to let me know.

Peak Animal Health Center


(Filmed at Old Pear Tree Farm, Ocala)

Serving Clients in

Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida,

& Other Locations on Request

661.993.1979

Latest News/Upcoming Events

Discover the Secret to Longevity for Your Animal – 10/13/15

Go to events for details.


(click to view event)

 

Tip of the month:

As fall nears so does vaccination “season”. With all the science showing that vaccines aren’t as harmless as many want us to believe, it is wise to investigate a little further. Wouldn’t it be nice to know if your horse or companion animal is still protected for the diseases they received vaccines for? Rabies vaccination, for example is known to protect an animal for several years. The same is true for Tetanus. Titer testing is a good way to find out what your friend really needs.

For more information:

http://peakanimalhealthcenter.com/vaccines-and-titer-testing/

 

 

 

Recent Articles by Dr. Suter

The 5 Pillars of Health

  Have you ever tried to improve your animal’s health through diet or exercise?  Have you gotten some positive results only to see your efforts stall, become stagnant, or maybe even tum in the wrong direction?  Did you wonder why this happened? Why, despite your best efforts, you didn’t achieve your goals and your animal is still suffering? Simply put, …

Read More

Microbiome Restorative Therapy – No Sh*t

Unless you’ve lived a life devoid of modern communication devices, research of the connection between microbes and health has been hard to miss. Just about any ailment plaguing humanity is being looked at from a microbial angle. The microbiome is the entirety of microbes that share our body space. These microbes are generally non-pathogenic and exist in harmony and symbiotically …

Read More

Vaccines and Titer Testing

Raising awareness of potential adverse reactions to vaccines draws many to choose titer testing for their animals. Vaccines, as protective as they may be, also come with an array of potential adverse reactions. Studies have shown that many vaccines provide long-term and even life-long protection, making yearly boosters unnecessary and potentially dangerous to your beloved friend. In fact, the American …

Read More

“Arthritis” – A Deficiency of Joint Injection?

  Do you wonder why I put “Arthritis” in parenthesis? Just recently, a comment pushed me to pull out my soap box: “My horse is a little stiff. He probably has a little bit of arthritis.” The word arthritis is probably one of the most misused words and most misunderstood afflictions regarding its cause. People in general are very quick …

Read More

Functional Neurology – What is it and how does it benefit health?

  Neurology – the word itself can make one’s head spin! As some of you know, I’ve embarked on a journey into the depth of how the nervous system works. To explain a little bit how this added knowledge affects my work withd your animals I thought I’d take Emma to be my example. Emma is a 16 year old …

Read More

Chiropractic Care

The common understanding of Chiropractic Care is ‘cracking bones’, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Imagine a couple of scenarios: Client: My dog is really weak in the rear end and incontinent. Veterinarian: The reason could be a misalignment of the atlas (C1)   Client: My horse injured her superficial digital flexor tendon. Veterinarian: The reason could be …

Read More

Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation and Hooves

Close to 100% of all horses I see and know of show some signs of metabolic imbalances in their hooves and bodies. Those can reach anywhere from simple thrush, misalignments of the hooves to severe hoof pathologies such as founder for example or simply unexplained soreness. When I first started trimming hooves about 15 years ago, some of the horses’ …

Read More

Equine Nutrition for the 21st Century

Why nutritional needs for horses have changed. Today’s horse magazines are filled with articles addressing metabolic syndromes in horse, such as Insulin resistance, Cushing’s Disease, Obesity, Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy, Shivers, Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis/Equine Systemic Proteoglycan Accumulation, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, Founder and Laminitis. Once uncommon or even unknown, these disease processes are now dominating the equine media and …

Read More

animalfriends