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Shearer Pet Health Hospital and Western Carolina Animal Pain Clinic Offers an Integrative Approach to Health Care.

Dr. Shearer is one of the leading veterinarians in the world who specializes in laser therapy and pain management. She approaches your pet’s care from a fully integrated medical practice that incorporates conventional, alternative, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management. A 1986 graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Shearer is a fully licensed veterinarian who has been practicing veterinary medicine for 27 years. She is one of only 42 veterinarians in the world to have a certification as a veterinary pain practitioner. She is certified in acupuncture and rehabilitation, and she actually did write the authoritative book on Laser Therapy for Animals. Learn more.

Rehabilitation & Pain Management Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Improve your pet's quality of life through pain management and physical rehabilitation, including state-of-the-art Laser Therapy.

Chinese Medicine Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine

The importance of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) as an adjunctive form of care cannot be underestimated.

Acupuncture Acupuncture


Acupuncture is used to achieve healing and better health. This medical practice dates back thousands of years and often improves recoveries in comparison to conventional therapies alone.

Orthotics & Assistive DevicesOrthotics & Assistive Devices

Orthotics & Assistive Devices

An assistive device is a type of rehabilitation equipment designed to perform a particular function that makes caring for the mobility impaired pet easier.

Palliative & Hospice Care ServicesPalliative & Hospice Care Services

Palliative & Hospice Care Services

Dr. Shearer has been providing palliative and hospice care services for pets for over 22 years.

  • “Dr. Tami gave my 11-year old, 95lb  German Shepherd Ellie a year more of life. In the fall of 2009 Ellie became paralyzed in her back legs due to a fibrocartilaginous emboli. My regular vet had no suggestions for me except risky, expensive specialty surgery or put Ellie down. A friend told me to try Dr. Tami, who had recently moved to our WNC area. Little did I know that Dr. Tami had literally written the book on Laser Therapy treatment for animals and she was cautiously optimistic that she could help us. After 2 weeks of intense laser therapy and 24/7 care, Ellie started to move her back legs. She regained walking, a loose trot, and swam with her bright green PFD for therapy. Ellie made it another full rich year of total activity with us. Dr. Tami is brilliant, caring, and the most skilled vet I have ever encountered.” – Julie Thorner

    by Julie Thorner