Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a one of a kind veterinary clinic serving the South Bay, Los Angeles, and Orange County, specializing in rehabilitation for dogs, cats and horses. BARC is specifically aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach combining both Eastern and Western medicine. We are proud to provide treatment by both Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Doctors of Physical Therapy, which in combination give your pet the best possible outcomes. Our caring, compassionate and experienced staff allow you and your pet to have an improved quality of life.
Pet rehabilitation is beneficial in treating many conditions and providing pain relief, aiding in recovery and providing overall improved functional mobility. Conditions that can be helped include: Arthritis, pre and post-surgical treatment, accidents or trauma, gait abnormalities, hip or elbow dysplasia, knee injuries, disc disease, un-diagnosed lameness and pain, age related issues, weight loss/gain.
These are doctoral educated, California licensed and rehabilitation certified professionals that have taken their knowledge and experience treating humans and applied the same healing techniques to animals with amazing outcomes.
These are all California licensed doctors of veterinary medicine. They each are certified in veterinary acupuncture and rehabilitation as well as having other specialized certifications in areas such as thermography, nutrition and herbal medicine.
Every staff member from the front office to the rehabilitation assistants have had previous experience working with animals. Each one of them has been handpicked by the owners of BARC for their compassionate love for animals and the field of rehabilitation.
Acupuncture has been used in humans for years with great success and we use it as well in animals to reduce chronic pain and promote health and healing. The American Veterinary Association has recognized acupuncture as becoming a more mainstream part of veterinary medicine and it is widely used in the field of animal rehabilitation.
Modalities This can include the following: LASER therapy which helps decrease inflammation, reduce pain, improve wound healing. Therapeutic Ultrasound which can be used to decrease tightness in muscles, increase blood flow or to drive medicine into an area. Electrical Stimulation which can be used to re-educate muscles that have atrophied, or reduce spasms and pain.
The healing power of water has been used for years in helping humans recover from injuries. At BARC we use the underwater treadmill to assist with range of motion, strength, endurance and improving your pets ability to weight bear on an injured limb. The underwater treadmill is a great tool but isn’t the answer for
BARC offers supervised day and overnight boarding for special needs dogs and their siblings. Whether just boarding or continuing rehabilitation treatments with us, we will treat your dog like one of our own. Each dog will reside in their own kennel with continuous supervision, personalized attention, and numerous walks throughout their stay.
Ozone is formed when oxygen molecules (O2) split and re-combine 3 oxygen atoms (O3) into a single molecule. This is achieved by running pure oxygen through an ozone generator. ‘Ozonotherapy’ is the use of medical grade ozone, which is highly reactive in the body, to create a curative response.
At BARC we understand the needs of injured and ailing pets and therefore are able to offer grooming to pets with special needs and attention. We know that some pets are unable to stand for long periods of time required for grooming, some pets have difficulty standing if able at all.
Proper nutrition is a key element in the healing process. We at BARC want you to know exactly what you are feeding your pet and how it may benefit them during the rehabilitation process. We will take the time to review your current food explaining all the ingredients and if requested