The Whole Pet

Complementary/Integrative Medicine for Your Pet

Mobile Appointments - Care in your home for your beloved companion

Dr. Hites has a passion for maintaining the health and quality of life for your canine and feline companions. After graduating from veterinary school in 1992 from the University of Illinois, Dr. Hites worked in General and Exotic Practice for 5 years. When the limitations of traditional medicine no longer allowed some patients to maintain good quality lives, Dr. Hites sought out alternatives to allow her to provide the best care possible for each patient.

Dr. Hites has been studying integrative and alternative options for patients since 1997 and is certified in animal chiropractic by the AVCA and certified in animal acupuncture by IVAS. She has also completed hundreds of hours of training in Western herbal medicine, Eastern herbal medicine, food therapy options, and supplements.

Since Dr. Hites does not perform routine health care including wellness examinations, vaccinations, heartworm testing, lab work testing, surgery, radiographs, or advanced diagnostics, she relies on maintaining a good working relationship with your primary veterinarian so that together they can determine the best path to achieve/maintain health for you pet.

Chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture treatments, and herbal consultations are available by appointment.

Susan Hites, DVM, cAVCA, CVA

217-722-8367

smhites@thewholepet.com