Natural Healthcare Center for Animals is leading the way for Colorado Veterinarians to combine holistic therapies with traditional medicine.  Dr. Jim Friedly is a pioneer in the field of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).  CAM includes Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Supplements, Scientific Applied Kinesiology and Homeopathy/Homotoxicology in our practice.

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Wellness Exams
Acupuncture, Aquapuncture, Electroacupuncture, Chiropractic
Scientific Applied Kinesiology
Herbal Medicine
Nutritional Supplements
Lab/blood work: Heartworm Test, fecals, etc.
Health Certificates


  • Reduce Side Effects of Drugs: Herbals, Supplements, Acupuncture, and homeopathy can provide alternatives to drugs with undesirable side effects.  They can also be used to safely Compliment traditonal therapy.
  • Reduce Pain: Traditional Veterinary Pain Specialists now recommend acupuncture as part of their treatment protocol for most patients.  It is commonly recommended for painful osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease and cancer patients.  Natural alternatives can effectively reduce pain and in turn reduce the need for drugs with harmful side effects.  It can aid in postsurgical recovery.
  • Chronic GI Disease:  Natural alternatives have been very effective in the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS) and chronic digestive disorders.  Most types of GI disorders respond favorably to Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) protocols which reduces the need for immunosuppressive drugs.
  • Chronic Skin Disease: Skin problems including allergies can be helped by herbal medicine.  Most significantly, they reduce the need for cortisone and its side effects.
  • Treat Metabolic Diseases: Hypothyroidism, Cushings and Addisons Diseases, Diabetes, and other metabolic diseases respond favorably to natural approaches.
  • Seizure Treatment: Natural approaches have reduced the need for Phenobarbital and Potassium Bromide.  There are fewer behavioral changes and less stress on the liver with the herbal treatments.
  • Improved Nutrition: Premium diet recommendations can make a big difference in both healing and wellness.  Dr. Friedly can also help make raw food and homemade diets safe and balanced.  Knowledgeable diet choices will help promote better health over a lifetime.


Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for thousands of years.  Veterinary Colleges have been offering acupuncture courses for graduate veterinarians since the the 1990’s.  Dr. Friedly completed the Acupuncture Course for Veterinarians at Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  Since that time he has completed numerous advanced courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  These classes have provided higher level training in both acupuncture and herbal medicine.  Dr Friedly provides between 2,500 and 3,000 acupuncture treatments per year allowing him to further refine his skills and develop more advanced techniques.  He provides dry needle acupuncture, electroacupuncture, aquapuncture and moxibustion for his patients.


Chiropractic manipulation has been used to help animals for several decades.  Dr. Friedly recieved his Certification in Animal Chiropractic in 2000.  Years of experience and advanced training gives him the necessary techniques to help animals with head, neck, back, and pelvis issues.  There are many good scientific studies that show us how manipulation reduces pain and returns the neurological system to it’s normal function.  Few people realize that adjustmentsand massage can also stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system which can help digestion, liver and kidney function.  We can thank our Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Fort Collins for these outstanding studies.  Careful adjustments can improve quality of life and improve performance in atheletes.


Muscle Testing is used in many cases to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of almost every disease and lameness problem.  There is good scientific evidence to support its use.  Detection of polarity changes in the body and in cells can give a significant advantage in the care of animals.  Dr. Friedly has taken the most advanced classes available in order to utilize Scientific Applied Kinesiology in his workups and treatments.  Muscle testing is also valuable in diagnosing allergies.  Challenging the electrical balance in the body through muscle testing can give the needed information to make the right choices for acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal and ntrition medicine.


Dr. Friedly is trained in the use of both Western and Eastern Herbs.  A tremendous amount of research is underway to help show how they work and assure their safety.  Herbs have been used extensively in dogs and horses.  Their benefits and safety have been well documented.  Dr. Friedly has done extensive background checks to make sure that his herbals are pure, safe and of correct content.  Each of his distrubutors spends time and money to recheck herbals from China to make sure they are acceptable for use in animals.  Herbal medicine can be used to reduce the side effects of chemical drugs or to treat diseases that have no western medicne solution.


Dr Friedly is trained to use classical homeopathy for animals.  Tinctures made from plants and minerals that are diluted hundreds or thousands of times to make them safe.  The information remaining after dilution has been shown to help the immune system heal the body.  These remedies are safe and easy to use.  They are often good options for cats.

Dr Friedly is now using a new kind of homeopathy called Homotoxicology or Physiologic Regulating Medicne (PRM).  This form of homeopathy has combined ingredients instead of one at a time.  It is also available in an injectable form.  This new form of treatment has proven to be valuable in every species.  Dr Friedly incorporates this treatment in many cases.


CAM can be integrated into any treatment protocol.  It is time-proven, well-thought-out and safe.  It is gentle with few side effects.  Now there is a way to take a more comprehensive look at health.  Dr Jim Friedly has the experience and training to provide the alternative care and make proper recommendations for necessary blood work, x-rays, and other traditional care so that your four legged friend can have a happy and healthy life.

Chiropractic and Osteopathy training is now common place in Veterinary Medicine.  Many studies in humans and animals show that it can make a significant differece in pain reduction, comfort and performance levels.  Dr Friedly is trained and certified from CSU School Of Veterinary Medicine.  Taking advanced classes has allowed him to incorporate Osteopathic and Chinese Manual Therapy techniques in his work.  Dr. Friedly also uses Cranial-Sacral manipulation for overall good health when needed.