Integrative Veterinary Care
The mission of our Integrative Veterinary services is to give your pet the level of care they deserve. We strive to advance the way we care through animal rehabilitation, integrative veterinary protocols, and pain management. Our team specializes in utilizing our hands in a calming way to understand our patients, their ailments, and their needs. We offer unique and holistic solutions to every pet’s injury while remaining compassionate. Our individualized treatment plans incorporate both traditional physical rehabilitation, as well as integrative medicine techniques.
The team at Valley Ranch Pet Clinic envisions a world where people respect and coexist with their pets to ensure a long healthy life for all. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of animals by helping them Move Better, Feel Better and Live Longer.
Michele Broadhurst, DC, CCRP, CSMP, CCSP, FIAMA, CAC IVCA
Certified Animal Chiropractor
Dr. Broadhurst graduated from Chiropractic College (DIT) at the end of 2003. She learned about myofascial dry needling in her third year at university and used it extensively in her two-year residency. After graduating from Chiropractic College Dr. Broadhurst then went on to study further and was awarded her diploma as an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from the International Federation of Chiropractic Sports. Dr. Broadhurst joined Dr. Angus and his West Coast, South Africa Chiropractic team in 2005. The practice flourished and grew, offering pain relief to everyone from babies and geriatrics, to athletes and chronic pain sufferers.
In 2006, Dr. Broadhurst traveled to the US, certifying with Options for Animals and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association as an Animal Chiropractor. On her return to South Africa, she built an exceptionally busy and well-known small and large animal practice, specializing in stud, racehorses, and canines.
Dr. Broadhurst worked for many prominent stud farms including Drakenstein Stud, Klawervlei, Maine Chance, Highlands, Lammerskraal, Sandown, Nutfield, Varsfontein Stud, and others. Her resumé includes working for top South African thoroughbred racehorse trainers, including the J&B Met and Queen’s Plate winners. She was one of the first animal chiropractors to practice in South Africa and was a mentor to many. Dr. Broadhurst has helped thousands of humans and animals with myofascial work and chiropractic.
In late 2017, Drs Angus and Broadhurst moved to the US where they currently reside. Dr Broadhurst qualified under Dr John Amaro (IAMA) as a Chiropractic acupuncturist and certified as a Canine Rehabilitative Practitioner through the University of Tennessee- one of only 4 DCs worldwide are privileged enough to hold this certification. Dr Broadhurst is the author of three books: “A clinicians guide to myofascial pain in the canine patient, A clinicians guide to myofascial pain in the equine patient and A Clinicians guide to dry needling for myofascial pain.” She lectures extensively nationally and internationally on the integration of functional and structural medicine and is considered a leader in the field of myofascial pain in animals. She is thrilled to be a member of the Valley Ranch team.
Beth Frank, DVM, MS, cVMA, CCRT
Dr. Beth Frank graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO in 2003 with her Bachelor of Science in Equine Science with minors in Agriculture Business and Neuroanatomy. She continued her education at CSU to complete her DVM in 2007 and joined the university after graduation to work at the prestigious Equine Reproduction Lab. She completed her Master’s degree in Reproductive Physiology before venturing out into private practice. She has enjoyed working in both equine and small animal practices gaining a wide variety of clinical and practical experience. She joins us from Reno, NV where she was the Head of the Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine Department at one of the region’s largest surgical referral and emergency centers.
Dr. Frank enjoys small animal clinical medicine and has a special interest in rehabilitation, pain management, and integrative medicine. She is certified in acupuncture and rehabilitation and is becoming a certified veterinary pain practitioner. She incorporates this knowledge in addition to traditional/western medicine approaches to all her patients. She likes working with pre and post-operative patients, along with designing conservative approaches to orthopedic injuries. Treating and developing programs for down dogs/hindlimb weakness and neurological patients is a great passion project for Dr. Frank. She loves to help develop compassion care/quality of life treatment programs for our older pet population that allows them to live the best quality of life as pain-free as possible.
Dr. Frank is continually active in her free time and enjoys competing on her horses, racing triathlons, or baking. She donates her time to help with Bengal cat rescue groups and has adopted two of the special needs Bengals. She has quite the zoo at home with horses, cats, and dogs to keep her entertained and busy.
Therapeutic Pet Massage
Pet Mobility Aids
Heat & Cryotherapy
Targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Myofascial Dry Needling