VEG is a different type of ER for animals! Having an emergency with your pet is probably one of the scariest moments of your life…at VEG, you will not only find the most skilled, compassionate vets, but you will NEVER be separated from your pet…ever!
Dr. Salvo is the sole owner of AcuVetDoc and works one on one with every client. The only partnership Dr. Salvo strives to achieve and maintain is between her and her clients and patients. Sharing her knowledge of Traditional Veterinary Medicine & Alternative Medicine to her patients.; this integrative approach allows the clients to chose which approach they are comfortable with and together, devise treatment, prevention and medical plans that suit the individual patient's needs as best possible.
All clients are asked to forward their pet's medical records to us prior to their appointment to AcuVetDoc@gmail.com
First and foremost, Dr. Salvo is a Fear Free Elite Certified..so bring your treats, toys and get comfortable! Our practice does not resemble the scary cold, echoing rooms of what most owners and pets have been exposed to in the past. ( Scroll down to watch the Fear Free video) Dr. Salvo is trained in a variety of Eastern and Western principles.
A brief overview of what services are offered:
Dr. Salvo is currently the Vice President of Palm Beach Veterinary Society and is a nationally accredited veterinarian with the USDA and is authorized to certify the health status of livestock and other animals.
I'm an Elite Fear Free Certified veterinarian that practices ‘lifestyle Medicine’ as opposed to ‘cookie cutter’ style. Not every patient needs everything and not every patient needs the same. General practice has become the fast paced race against the clock today. Many of the patients I have seen over the years would have greatly benefitt
I'm an Elite Fear Free Certified veterinarian that practices ‘lifestyle Medicine’ as opposed to ‘cookie cutter’ style. Not every patient needs everything and not every patient needs the same. General practice has become the fast paced race against the clock today. Many of the patients I have seen over the years would have greatly benefitted from that extra ’floor time’ with me or the owners that extra time for ‘question answer time’. Being under the pressure of general practice; my patients and owners were underserved....this was my pivoting point. I realized I walked into this life of treating animals and educating their human counterparts to better their lives and improve their quality of it together. I was not able to achieve this in a general " Western" medicine setting. My appointments are based on my patients needs and how we can achieve them together as a whole; owner, patient and doctor together. Having a strong healthcare team with an owner that is educated about their pets specific situation by involving that owner will benefit not only the patient but the bond between them. This allows for a more complete approach to our pet's lives and overall wellbeing. Striving for not just quantity of life, but quality is key. This is what I promise to strive for everyday for each one of my patients.
Dr. Karina Salvo graduated with a dual major in Biology and Chemistry at University of South Florida, masters in BioMedical Science and finally a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. She completed a medical and surgical internship at New York City Veterinary Specialists in 2007. She worked as a Medical Director of Medic
Dr. Karina Salvo graduated with a dual major in Biology and Chemistry at University of South Florida, masters in BioMedical Science and finally a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. She completed a medical and surgical internship at New York City Veterinary Specialists in 2007. She worked as a Medical Director of Medical and Emergency Services for one of the largest privately owned veterinary practices in New York City. she then decided to open her own practices. After owning two practices in New York ; she decided to continue her education within Eastern Practice. She completed her training at one of only two accredited Integrative Medicine Training Universities in North America; The Chi University and Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute.
She was born and raised here in Palm Beach county; she worked as a veterinary technician for 16 years prior to veterinary school. In 2014 she returned to her native hometown and shortly thereafter assumed the role of Vice President of the local Palm Beach Veterinary Society where she continues her role. During her downtime she enjoys snorkeling, going to the gym, gardening or anything outdoors and of course spending time with her significant other and all of their dogs ; 6 Bullmastiffs , 2 Dogo Argentinos and a yorkie!
Dr. Salvo is an Elite Fear Free certified Professional which means she has been certified for over three years. Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.
Due to the recent reporting of a respiratory virus that is affecting dogs across the United States, Dr. Salvo is recommending that her patients be up to date or vaccinated for Canine Bordatella and Canine Influenza H3N2. This infection has not yet been identified by various testing methods and there are many suspicions that this may be an increase in canine respiratory infection reporting or a mutant to the known testable virus’. Vaccination may decrease the incidence and or the symptoms of the disease.