Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a one of a kind veterinary clinic, serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties, specializing in rehabilitation for dogs and cats. 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 improving overall 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.
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 underwater treadmill is used as a form of hydrotherapy for dogs and cats and is very beneficial in rehabilitation. The underwater treadmill uses the resistance and buoyancy of water to prevent bearing weight on an injured or disabled limb or joint. When submerged, the weight of the body is supported, reducing stress on the joints.
BARC offers supervised day 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 day.
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
At BARC, we understand how important it is to keep pets clean and smelling nice. Many dogs and cats are injured, in pain, and unable to stand in a tub or on a table for a standard grooming session. Because of this we offer special needs baths for our patients in a clean, roomy, well ventilated room.