Welcome to Spruce Wind Holistic Equine.

Spruce Wind Holistic Equine is a specialty veterinary practice with an emphasis on acupuncture and musculoskeletal health of the horse. Led by Dr. Katie Cissell, the practice focuses exclusively on complementary veterinary medicine, offering equine acupuncture and craniosacral therapy to Yolo County, California and beyond. With clients across the greater Sacramento region and Northern California, Spruce Wind Holistic Equine travels to your horse.

Dr. Cissell is committed to furthering the well-being of horses and to helping them fully express their athletic brilliance. Spruce Wind Holistic Equine provides a full traditional Chinese Medical exam, including tongue, pulse, and musculoskeletal evaluation. Dr. Cissell also discusses your horse’s movement, hoof balance, and emotional state.  In addition to acupuncture and craniosacral therapy, she offers a detailed treatment plan, including equine body stretches, riding exercises, and massage that the owner can implement on a daily basis.

Spruce Wind Holistic Equine believes that the integration of traditional and complementary veterinary medicine will achieve the best result for your horse. While Dr. Cissell does not offer traditional veterinary medicine, she enjoys collaborating with conventional veterinarians and networks with practitioners across America who are excited about a holistic, integrative approach to equine veterinary medicine.

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Dr. Katie Cissell applying acupuncture

Dr. Katie Cissell.


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