Over the years I have tweaked my way of practicing medicine a little.

TWO main themes have emerged.

1. There is no place for fear or anxiety.

Imagine those long medical lines in prisons or the military where patients are treated like cattle and shoved through en masse.

There is no need for that. That is why we invented the pet HEALTH SPA concept. Where pets are treated like royalty and pampered and spoiled whenever they come in. In fact after a few SPA visits, most pets come running out of the car with their tails wagging to face the next day at Safari Animal Clinic. They do not even have any idea that we have administered medication and performed several medical procedures and diagnostic tests while they were here. SHHH, don't tell them, we would rather they did not know!

2. Prevention saves lives

Every year or two, the president, many athletes and celebrities and some business executives check into the Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic or The Scripps Center for executive health for a few days to have Executive Level or Presidential level diagnostics and preventative procedures done. Do our pets not deserve the same? OK so maybe we wait on the CT scans and the MRI's till needed, but that is why we have become known for developing some cutting edge custom made preventative plans for our pets.

Over the years I have also developed a liking of a more natural and holistic preventative program with limited use of drugs, if possible.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, don't you agree?


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  • "When my dog Blackie was diagnosed with severe pancreatitis, Dr. Nelmapius prescribed a strict treatment plan but also course of laser therapy. Every time he gets the therapy I can immediately tell he just feels better and after each treatment I could see improvement and the outbreaks have become less frequent and less intense almost to the point of a complete cure."
    Melanie Acanda
  • ""I must mention Liz. Such a wonderful loving person and dear friend. Liz drove all the way to my house to bring me medicine that I needed for my very sick Shih Tzu, Bijou. She also was so caring to a little stray dog that found us one morning and was in need of special attention. That little dog was in terrible shape and she cleaned him up for us and comforted him"
    Fred and Joyce Pennington
  • "I really liked the attention, including the details, from Doctor N. I also liked the check-up phone calls from Christina and the other caring staff"
    Brittany Caddic
  • ""We found a little sickly stray. He has since become our special little dog since Dr. Nelmapius had to do several surgeries on him to fix major damage from abuse that he received before he found us. I have often said I wish I had a Doctor for my health issues that is as dedicated to each of his patients as Dr Nelmapius"
    Fred and Joyce Pennington
  • "I appreciated the time Doctor N. and his staff at Safari took with us. He personally took the extra time to make sure that I understand everything that is taking place."
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