About Cedarbrook Veterinary Care
Cedarbrook Veterinary Care values our patients as family members and we provide a level of care and experience we’d
wish for with our own horses and companion animals, as well as ourselves. Our doctors understand horse psychology and
we use low stress, compassionate training and handling techniques which help our patients understand that we are here to
help. When we work together with patients as a team we can reduce the amount of sedation needed for procedures, such as
dental floats and minor surgeries, while improving the safety of the procedures for both patient and doctor. Stress can
lead to immune system suppression, slower healing times and ultimately poor treatment results, whereas love, compassion and
understanding can improve these things. We are mindful of this in every aspect of our patients' treatment plan; minimizing stress
is key to obtaining optimal healing.
For this reason, and for the holistic health of our animals, Cedarbrook makes the whole animal well-being a priority - not
just their physical health but also how our patients experience their vet care. We pride ourselves on the fact that 'vet
phobic' horses and dogs get less and less vet phobic in our care and eventually come to trust and appreciate us. What a
difference this makes in an emergency situation when that connection we have formed with our patients carries them through
the trauma to a healthy recovery or peaceful passing.
Cedarbrook Veterinary Care was founded by Hannah Mueller, DVM, in 2004 as a one doctor mobile practice and has grown into a
multiple doctor practice with the addition of the Cedarbrook Farms facility. Cedarbrook Veterinary Care was named in honor
of Dr. Hannah’s canine ‘vet school angel’ Cedar and her daughter Heron Brook. Further expansion has given the Cedarbrook
Veterinary Care team the opportunity to better serve our clients and patients through holistic rehabilitation.
Our practice believes a holistic combination of possible modalities is the best way to provide cutting edge care to our patients.
Traditional western medicine misses so many valuable treatment options that alternative medicine has to offer, and in many cases
the root of the problem. Alternative medicine misses the leading edge of diagnostics and equally valuable medical treatment
options. Rather than just considering alternative vs. traditional medicines, our ‘holistic’ practice combines the two to be
truly on the forefront of what medicine has to offer. Cedarbrook fully encompasses the word holistic – it is inclusive and provides for the
complete high quality care for all aspects of the whole patient — mind, body, herd, environment, nutrition, fitness, etc. The
balancing of these energies for fitness/bodywork avails our vets to a higher understanding for veterinary services,
bio-mechanics, physical therapy and the like. This experience and intention strengthens our veterinarian’s perception
and evaluation abilities to discern both the physical and energy potential of our patients.
At Cedarbrook Veterinary Care we strive to maximize the quality of life for our patients by providing quality
holistic veterinary health care. We do this by paying the utmost attention to the individual needs of our
patients and their guardians through compassionate care and integrity.
Our doctors have been and continue to be avid horse people. They have personal experience caring for and
interacting with horses on a regular basis outside of their practice. This includes barn chores, physical and mental
training, riding, showing, teaching and interacting with equines in a connected manner rather than simply
considering them to be only a means to an end. This actual hands-on lifestyle is not only why we are passionate about
what we do, it is why we do it so well! It is vital to the essence of our practice and our ability to connect with our
patients and clients.
Hannah Mueller, DVM - Dr. Hannah is a 2004 graduate from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus
on equine sports medicine, lameness, advanced equine dentistry and nutrition. She has continued her studies to include
acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, herbs, energy work and more. Read more about
Penny Lloyd, DVM - Dr. Penny Lloyd has been with Cedarbrook Veterinary Care since 2011 and has recently transitioned her home base
to Hawaii to be closer to family. She will, however, continue to do relief work for us from time to time so please let us know if
you would like to be on the appointment list for when she is here. Read Dr. Penny's full bio...
The staff here at Cedarbrook Veterinary Care play an integral role in the services that we offer our clients. Our staff is
just as passionate about our clients as our veterinarians. To learn more about Cedarbrook
Veterinary Care’s wonderful team, please follow the link.