At Animal Healing Arts, we strive to keep your animal friends happier, healthier and stronger longer. We help improve overall health, athletic ability and promote longevity through a wholistic natural approach.

We support your animal's body through a custom plan for your pet utilizing a healthy diet, nutritional supplements directed at your pet's specific needs and routine chiropractic care. For patients requiring additional support, we offer herbs, homeopathy and/or acupuncture. Our methods are most effective when used preventively and to optimize health and athletic ability starting with youngsters.

We offer classes to help you improve your ability to support your animal friend's wellness and longevity at home (cooking, acupressure and spinal care).

We do not offer emergency care, urgent care, hospitalization, surgery, x-rays, conventional diagnostics or pharmaceuticals. We do offer consultations to review laboratory results, discuss vaccine protocols appropriate for your pet, and help determine what tests might be appropriate to improve a wholistic understanding of their condition.

Lisa Pesch Marinho, DVM

Lisa Pesch Marinho

Dr. Marinho had been practicing holistic wellness support with animals for over 26 years and is recognized as a leader in the field. Both of our doctors provide gentle effective treatments in a calming and caring atmosphere with a skillful hand that promotes a strong therapeutic effect with minimal stress to the patients.

"I enjoy seeing and supporting the special bond between humans and animals. I love that my patients pull their human friends into our office and often give me a wonderful thank you after their treatments (kisses, tail wagging smiles and happy hugs). I am always amazed and joyful to see how long and well animals can live :)

In my time away from the clinic, I enjoy surfing, hiking, teaching Gokhale Method, playing didjeridoo and singing.

I look forward to meeting you and your animal friends!"

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with Thesis at Tufts University; Animal Acupuncture at International Veterinary Acupuncture Society; Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals; Animal Homeopathy at Dr. Pitcairn’s Professional and Advanced Course; Reiki with Marla Steele; Psychomotor therapy with Tim & Jane Heintzelman, Niek Brouw, and Rob Erteman.


Kelly Costa

Kelly is Certified in Animal Acupressure from the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. The backbone of her practice is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM.) She uses the Meridian system for assessment and care of your pets.

For 25 years she has been an integral part of the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium production team, which has been an ongoing inspiration to live more holistically.

Kelly has a background in a wide variety of healing methods that influence her animal care practice. These include a brown belt in Aikido, as well as Qigong, and Martial Arts practices. 



Request an appointment online, call us at 707-584-7387 or email us at info@animalhealingarts.net.

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