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Always Helpful Veterinary Services

Always Helpful Veterinary Services

305 Nottingham Rd | Nottingham, PA 19362

Call 717-744-8988
Monday 10:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • Prolo Therapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Pain Management
  • Equine Vet
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Large Animal Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

Improving quality of life!

Through sophisticated, thorough evaluation and a multifaceted approach to care and treatment, Dr. Shoemaker and her dedicated team of integrative care professionals and therapists are able to assist with the resolution of many difficult and non-responsive health, soundness, and behavioral issues in both large and small animals.

With emphasis on owner education, caring interaction, and communication- for top level competitive athletes, geriatric and chronically ill patients, and all in between- we strive to be Always Helpful.

Mission Statement:
We are creating awareness and understanding of balance as the key factor in improving quality of life — and in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health problems of animals and people.

This practice is a prototype for a permanent paradigm change in medical thought and application throughout the world.

We accomplish this mission through personal and professional practice, education, and research.

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Companion Therapy Laser treatments Companion Therapy Laser treatments
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Dr. Urban schooling Harlow on the wobble board Dr. Urban schooling Harlow on the wobble board
Feeding the hounds Feeding the hounds
Cat relaxing with acupuncture and Assisi Loop treatment Cat relaxing with acupuncture and Assisi Loop treatment
Bemer Therapy for clients and their pets. Bemer Therapy for clients and their pets.
Maggie & her owner enjoying the Bemer! Maggie & her owner enjoying the Bemer!
Maggie & her owner enjoying the Bemer! Maggie & her owner enjoying the Bemer!
Corgie on wheels! Corgie on wheels!
Budha and Dr. Shoemaker Budha and Dr. Shoemaker
Budha and Dr. Shoemaker Budha and Dr. Shoemaker
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Judith M. Shoemaker, DVM
Judith M. Shoemaker, DVM

Judith M. Shoemaker, DVM, is an internationally known practitioner and educator in complementary veterinary medicine and therapy. Dr. Shoemaker is a 1980 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She is licensed to practice in most of the states on the East Coast and in Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana, and Alabama. Dr. Shoemaker�s equine and companion animal veterinary practice focuses on complementary medicine and holistic therapy � integrating chiropractic, acupuncture, and other alternative modalities. The practice�s equine patients include Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses, pleasure horses, draft and gaited horses, top-level competition horses in dressage, open jumping, endurance, western sports, and combined training. Over the last ten years, Dr. Shoemaker has been affiliated with premiere equine sports therapy centers, providing comprehensive maintenance, therapeutic management, and consultation to equine competitors in the US and internationally. Many of Dr. Shoemaker�s canine patients are competitors in performance events such as obedience, agility, lure-coursing, and tracking. She provides therapy and maintenance support to service dogs and to search and rescue dogs as well as many wonderful family companions. Dr. Shoemaker has taught anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She has advanced training in both small and large animal orthopedic internal fixation surgical techniques from the Ohio State University and A.S.I.F/AO, advanced training in animal reproduction from Colorado State University, and training in multiple modalities from private internships. She is certified as a veterinary acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in which she has also served as an instructor and a representative of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. In the 1980′s, she received private tutelage in chiropractic, and since 1989, instruction through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association � of which she is a charter member. Dr. Shoemaker teaches the most sophisticated level of expertise available in animal chiropractic and acupuncture through the Diplomat and Continuing Education programs of the A.V.C.A, A.A.V.A, A.H.V.M.A, and Maximum Horse Power. Dr. Shoemaker lectures extensively, both in the United States and abroad, on Integrative Medicine and therapy, as well as providing instruction through her practice. She has served as a board member and representative for A.V.C.A, A.A.V.A, I.V.A.S, and A.H.V.M.A.

Judith�s personal interests include horse training, music, gardening, and continuing education in self-improvement and spiritual practice.

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Sarah E. Urban, DVM
Sarah E. Urban, DVM

Sarah Urban, DVM is accepting new patients for office visits, therapy and rehabilitation. Her experience and education include certifications in canine rehabilitation, mixed animal acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation therapy, postural rehabilitation and veterinary food therapy. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute.

Sarah’s research interests include: equine lymphedema, advances in rehabilitation therapy and herbal medicine for cancer. She is a member of College of Animal Chiropractors, Inc. (CoAC). Urban currently sits on the board of research for McQueen Animal Chiropractic and Research Institute and is also a researching veterinarian for The Holistic Equine Academy of Lymphedema, known as Heal, an equine lymphedema awareness group.

Dr. Urban is well qualified and very talented, bringing state of the art expertise and information to clients, as well as compassionate and comforting care to her patients.

Sarah’s special interests include horseback riding, tending to her hobby farm, hiking, and traveling.

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