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Veterinary Services

Holistic veterinary care

Explore the benefits of holistic vet medicine for your pets.

Veterinary medicine is improving and changing with new research and discoveries. When knowledge and treatments become available to improve a pet’s quality of life, PETSinc wants to be proactive!

Alternative vet medicine rehabilitation and therapies help pets shorten surgical recovery time (and in some cases may even eliminate surgery), osteoarthritic diseases, obesity, injuries, chronic pain, and more…drug-free.

New Summer Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 6pm and Friday: 9am – 1pm
Sat and Sun: Closed

Pet Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy uses water to help rehabilitate injuries your dog might have and to also relieve pain. It’s especially beneficial for dogs who have conditions such as a torn ACL, hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, or dogs who have been paralyzed or lost a limb.

Hydrotherapy uses buoyancy, resistance, viscosity, and hydrostatic pressure to help a dog move the injured joints they are trying to rehabilitate. This type of therapy works because, essentially, you provide weightless physical therapy and remove the added pressure of gravity.

Your dog’s buoyancy in water reduces the stress on their joints as they try to recover from their condition. This type of therapy is also a natural anti-inflammatory due to its ability to reduce swelling in body tissues.

Holistic Veterinary Care

Pet Laser therapy

Veterinary laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free and drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions, and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatments. Laser treatment for dogs employs deep-penetrating light to promote a chain of chemical reactions known as photobiostimulation. This process helps relieve pain through the release of endorphins, and it stimulates injured cells to heal at an accelerated pace.

Laser Therapy can be used to treat a multitude of ailments, including:

  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • Post-surgical and soft tissue trauma
  • Back pain
  • Hot Spots and open wounds
  • Arthritis / hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative disc disease

Wyatt has a back treatment with Dr. Newton

Pet Chiropractic

Animal Chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the preservation and health of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Why?

Nerves control everything that happens in your animals. Anything adversely affecting the nervous system will have detrimental effects that will resonate throughout the entire body.

The command centers of the nervous system are the brain and spinal cord which are protected by the spine. The spine is a complex framework of bones (vertebra), ligaments, muscles and nerves. If the movement and biomechanics of the vertebra become dysfunctional, they can interfere with the performance of the nerves that are branching off of the spinal cord and going to all of the muscles and organs. As this occurs, your animal can lose normal mobility, resulting in stiffness, tension, pain and even organ dysfunction.

Meet Our Team


Dr. Newton

Dr. Katie Newton is one of few in the state, and the only in Columbia, certified in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Newton obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University in 2015, and the AVCA certification in 2016. She has worked with animals for over 15 years. Her experience ranges from dog training, canine hydrotherapy and Doga to volunteering in shelters, working in a vet clinic, and now as a chiropractor for animals. Dr. Newton worked as a veterinary assistance during her time as a chiropractic student. She has had the honor of helping many different animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, pigs, and horses. She has served the Columbia area going on 4 years. She is Mom to 3, her 1-year-old daughter, 13-year-old dog, and 16-year-old cat. Dr. Newton chose chiropractic to help improve the lives of pets and their people by helping them feel and function better.


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Why Choose Us


PETSinc was the first non-municipal shelter established in Lexington and Richland counties. For over 30 years, we have been dedicated to helping as many dogs and cats as possible; rehoming more than 2,000 each year.

Comprehensive Services

PETSinc provides affordable care to serve the medical needs of your pet and our rescues with our Low-Cost Vet Hospital and Clinic, Pharmacy services, and our Alternative Medicine Clinic providing rehabilitation and holistic care.

Rescue and Rehoming

PETSinc addresses both the physical and emotional needs of animals with our staff and volunteers spending as much time as possible with our rescues. Tender care and socialization is paramount to giving them their best chance to live their best life.

Mobile Vet Clinic

PETSinc has expanded it’s service area with our low-cost mobile unit to provide convenient access to services to keep your dog and cat as healthy as possible with vaccines, preventative care, and exams.


PETSinc strives to ensure the safety and well-being of your pet with our microchipping program. All pets adopted through PETSinc are microchipped to facilitate a safe return if they get lost.

Life-Long Adoptions

PETSinc’s adoption staff work tirelessly to match the right dog or cat with the adoptive person or family’s lifestyle. We offer meet and greets to give our rescues their best chance to see if they are a good fit with the potential adopter.

Training & Socialization

Our on-site trainer is certified as a Canine Trainer and Behavior Specialist and works to improve our dogs’ adoptability. We have volunteers who spend time with our cats and kittens to enhance their socialization.

No-Kill Shelter

PETSinc works closely with other shelters to save as many animals as possible and helps our community when they find abandoned animals or need to surrender their own pet.

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