Welcome to Integrative Veterinary Services of Southeast Michigan

We practice a collection of healing modalities that when combined, synergistically can produce an overall balance which promotes the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  These modalities include Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Herbal and Whole Food Therapy, Nutritional Response Testing, Applied Kinesiology, Hair Mineral Analysis and Essential Oils.

You may be visiting this site for a variety of reasons.  From my own frustrations in practicing conventional medicine and its noted limitations in preventative and managed care, I elected to ‘look outside the box’ and recognize that there are many more options of treating patients in a holistic manner, which veterinary school does not necessarily teach us.  I have listened to numerous clients express their frustration in how their pets with chronic disease are managed (i.e. synthetically-based medications, surgery, processed diets and chemical overload).  What I have gathered from many clients is that there is a disconnect with western medicine.  They might see improvements in their pet’s health but it is often limited to the treatments provided.  Once those treatments are discontinued, the symptoms typically recur.  So we are dealing with a system that addresses the symptoms and not necessarily the underlying root cause of the issue at hand.  Often my services are sought out because an animal can no longer tolerate medications, the medicine is losing its efficacy or the patient is a high-risk candidate for anesthesia and surgery.  I also find that as people begin incorporating a more natural form of healing into their own lives, they start seeking it for their animals as well.

Before diving further into the information contained in this site, I would like to emphasize that the modalities of treatment I offer are heavily rooted to nutrition (I am a firm believer in that what we put into the body will dictate what its optimal function-or demise-will be).  I believe Spinal Manipulation, from a functional neurologic perspective, is key in ensuring that the body’s organs and tissues are being sent the correct signals for optimal performance.  I have also incorporated and witnessed tremendous benefit in the practices of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  I began studying eastern medicine theory due to a frustration in allopathic management regarding many forms of chronic disease in our pets. Cancer, chronic organ failure, behavioral issues, skin and gastrointestinal disorders, just to name a few, are rampant in our pet populations.  In my studies and practice, I have learned there is something more we can offer – another approach to analyzing why our pets are suffering so much.  I believe poor nutrition, repeated vaccination and chemical overload are common denominators in our pet populations and can be contributors to poor health.  I realized that we have the ability to offer another dimension to the standard of care that conventional veterinary medicine provides.  In doing so, I need to emphasize and encourage that animal caregivers and the veterinary community embrace these options, not solely as the primary treatment but incorporating them with conventional medicine and surgical options.  The goal is trying to achieve longevity with our pets and improving their quality of life while they are here with us in this lifetime.  The modalities offered by Integrative Veterinary Services of Southeast Michigan can help achieve this goal.  Enjoy your visit.   Matt Januszewski, DVM, CVA, CVSMT

Acupuncture

The stimulation of specific points on the body altering various biochemical and physiological conditions.

Heal Various Conditions

Practiced for nearly 4000 years on animals and humans and is the treatment of choice for one-quarter of the world’s population.

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Herbal Medicine

Herbs can be used alone or to enhance other treatment modalities like acupuncture and food therapy.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Effective for treating medical disorders involving areas of dermatology, cardiology, respiratory, reproduction, oncology, gastroenterology, behavior and sports medicine.

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Spinal Manipulation

Chiropractic adjustment treats pain, muscle spasms, injury, trauma, internal medicine disorders and more

Spinal Manipulation Therapy

involves the relationship between the nervous system and the spinal column and the critical role this relationship has in the maintenance of overall health.

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Food Therapy

Proper diet is crucial as poor nutrition is a leading contributor to ill health in both humans and pets.

Whole Foods

Holistic Veterinarians who recommend a natural-based diet (raw or homecooked) are witnessing better overall health and, at times, resolution of syndromes which otherwise would require medications.

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Applied Kinesiology

AK provides a window to the nervous system to help identify the relationships between structural, chemical and mental factors that contribute to health and disease.

Applied Kinesiology

AK is an interdisciplinary approach to health care which draws together the core elements of the complementary therapies.

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Nutritional Response Testing (NRT)

Through NRT, we can utilize the patient's nervous system to determine which organs are specifically being compromised.

Nutritional Response Testing (NRT)

Each patient’s body has the potential to repair itself and maintain optimal health when given the proper dietary support.

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Hair Mineral Analysis

A blueprint of your pet's biochemistry. The hair mineral analysis test is a sensitive indicator of the long-term effects of diet and potential toxic metal exposure.

Hair Mineral Analysis

This information helps us to analyze what elements may be missing from your pets diet and assists in making any changes to their diet and supplement protocol.

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Essential Oils

IVS has done extensive research on Essential Oils in order to provide the best quality care for our patients.

Essential Oils

We feel that with proper instruction the oils can be used safely and provide may healing benefits, which also complement the other modalities we offer.

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Integrative Veterinary Services of Southeast Michigan

We have many clients that are referred to us by their conventional veterinarian as well as clients that come based on ‘word of mouth’ recommendations from friends and family. Dr. Matt feels it is of upmost importance to have open lines of communication with your conventional veterinarian in order to understand the history of each case, diagnostics already performed and any treatments that may have already been provided or are in current use. Your regular veterinarian will be contacted before or after an evaluation is conducted (per client’s approval) and they will be informed of the case assessment, treatments provided and goals of the therapies being utilized.
  • Improving Pet Quality of Life
  • Holistic-Based Practice
  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
Contact Us

Call 517.292.8880 to schedule an exam with Dr Matt!

I truly feel that each patient walking through our doors here at IVS is here for a reason – to find another path to heal. A path that maybe has not yet been explored, or a path to complement when conventional treatment benefits have reached a plateau. I am not an expert in anything, ego is always left in check and I am constantly open to learning new things – from my colleagues and especially my clients. I never promise to know everything, but if I am stumped, I will pursue the information that might help your pet in the most effective and natural way possible. I am a big believer in intention and you can trust that mine will always be in your pet’s best interest. I will communicate with your regular veterinarian on my findings and recommendations as we need to work together to accomplish the primary goal of improving your pets quality of life.
Integrative Veterinary Services is here to help improve your pet’s quality of life. We strive to complement what your regular veterinarian has already accomplished. We believe that conventional medicine has its place and benefits in caring for our pets, however the allopathic way has its limitations as well. We will strive to incorporate treatment modalities that are not taught in most veterinary schools. Modalities and theories that can really change the course in how you manage your pet’s care and overall health (and hopefully yours and your family’s as well).