An Important Message from Dr. Sue Rogers-Swaney and Dr. Julie Servaites of Veterinary Alternatives in Centerville and Yellow Springs
We are currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are doing everything possible to ensure protecting the health of our clients, patients and staff. At this time, under accordance and guidance of the Ohio state government and the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, we plan to remain open to see patients for both medicine, physical rehabilitation and underwater treadmill services.
While still offering services at our practice, we are doing curbside appointments only.
One of our staff members will come to your car and pick up your pet and bring them into the clinic while the owner waits in the car. We ask that if you or family members are showing flu-like symptoms (i.e fever, cough, lethargy, shortness of breath), we ask for you to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
Please know that we are taking all precautions to keep the clinic as clean as possible (i.e. sanitizing rooms after each visit, doorknobs, and high contact surfaces), as well as ensuring staff members wash hands, take their temperature daily, avoid face contact, and wear masks.
If you require medications to be filled, but are experiencing illness symptoms, please contact the office and we can make arrangements.
We thank you for being understanding during this tumultuous time. We appreciate your continued support and wish everyone to be safe, healthy and to take care of one another.
Thank you Dr. Julie Servaites Dr. Sue Rogers-Swaney
Specializing in Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Physical Rehabilitation with Underwater Treadmill
Dr. Susan Rogers-Swaney has been a practicing veterinarian since she graduated from The Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Herbal Medicine by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Association College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. She has completed additional studies in Herbal Medicine and Tui-Na at the Chi Institute, Florida.
Dr. Julie Servaites joined Veterinary Alternatives in July of 2011. She earned her Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2008. Dr. Julie received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture through the Chi Institute in 2011 and completed a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine from CIVT (College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies) in 2014. She is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through The University of Tennessee. Dr. Julie has a strong interest in treating patients with chronic diseases including orthopedic and neurological conditions, as well as internal medicine with the use of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Canine Rehab. Outside of the office, Dr. Julie enjoys spending time with her four legged family members: Iris her black shepherd mix and Oliver her Saddle-bred horse.
Shawn Zimmermann, RVT, CCRP attended the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College where she earned her Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) degree in 2003. Working as a Veterinary Technician at a holistic veterinary practice, she developed a desire to improve the quality of life for dogs and cats through physical rehabilitation. Shawn then completed the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program in 2005. Shawn’s passion is furthering the role of veterinary rehabilitation in the veterinary community and in the lives of small companion animals. Client education is key to help pet owner’s become a part of their pet’s rehabilitation plan. In her free time, Shawn enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her fur babies, listening to music and knitting.
Cathy Derrico, B.S., M.S., V.A., is a native to Dayton and has been active in the veterinary industry for over a decade. She graduated from Ohio University with her bachelor's degree in zoology (1991), and her master's degree in microbiology (1995). She started working as a veterinary assistant in 2008, and has furthered her career into canine physical rehabilitation. She has been the underwater treadmill manager and operator since 2015. She enjoys using her science background in helping her animal patients with their rehabilitation, their recovery and to improve their overall health. Cathy enjoys walking her black lab Wally, eating ice cream, and spending time with her family.
Veterinary Alternatives specializes in complementary veterinary therapies working in concert with your traditional veterinarian.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)
International Veterinary Acupuncture Association College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. (CIVT)
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA)
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)