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469-250-4023

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800-462-8749

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Dr. Jennifer Smallwood



Integrative Veterinary Wellness is a crucial part of my dogs' quality of life. Everything is covered there, from supplements and nutrition to chiropractic and acupuncture. They keep my agility dogs in top shape and my retired dogs are running and playing well into their teens. Also, I rely on their keen diagnostic skills for any questionable lameness that may come up. The team at IVW is a delight to work with and I recommend them highly.

-Aimee L.


I can’t tell you how grateful we are that we have such awesome vets! Your patience, communication, and above-and-beyond care is just incredible, and I know Hammie and Bear are in great hands.

-Jenna W.


"Ours was a beloved 15 year old pet whose degenerative arthritis began to worsen. A proud dog, wary of vet offices and strangers, Miss D came to really look forward to seeing her friend Dr. Smallwood because she knew her ability to stand and walk in comfort was going to improve! Only because of her regular acupuncture treatments was Miss D able to get around effectively without pain between sessions. We believe we got to enjoy Miss D, and she us, for an extra year of life because of the modalities Dr. Smallwood was able to use to help her. Dr. Smallwood was very helpful in regularly and honestly assessing with us Miss D's quality of life so we could make informed decisions, especially when it was time to let her go. We will always be grateful for Dr. Smallwood's skills, care of and devotion to her patient and for that extra time with Miss D we otherwise would not have had. "

-F.P. 


"Dr. Smallwood’s gentle caring demeanor and her expert acupuncture protocol gave me an additional one and a half years with my beloved lab, Jake. As the acupuncture treatments increased Jake’s mobility and helped strengthen his hind leg function and stability, Dr. Smallwood’s professionalism, compassion and communication skills guided Jake and I thru his final stages of Degenerative Myelopathy. Not only did Dr. Smallwood genuinely bond with Jake, but she was also very honest regarding his prognosis.

Dr. Smallwood is passionate and dedicated to providing extraordinary medical care and comfort to our four-legged family members."

-Ellen J.


We have taken our dog here for over a year for rehab, acupuncture, and laser therapy for IVDD. Dr. Smallwood, Dr. Leska, and ALL the assistants and staff are so kind to our dog and to us, and we are very grateful for their patience and understanding in helping us figure out how best to care for our dog. Having a dog who is paralyzed can be very difficult at times, but it is so nice to know we can trust everyone at Integrative Veterinary Wellness with his treatment and care. Thank you, Integrative Veterinary Wellness!!!

-Kelly S.


Dr. Smallwood and her staff do an excellent job caring for my two dogs, Adam and Daniel.  She partners well with my traditional specialists and provides effective anti-inflammatory alternatives and Chinese Herb supplementation.  She is always there for me, and I trust her with my precious boys.

-Rhonda E.


Dr. Smallwood and her team are absolutely stellar! My corgi has been a patient for years to receive treatment for her hip dysplasia. I love the idea of holistic medicine, and I reached out when traditional medicine wasn't working as we had hoped. I really appreciate how they go the extra mile to make sure their patients receive appropriate treatment. They offer SO many options from hydrotherapy, rehab, therapeutic massage, and nutritional and supplement recommendations. They also helped my same corgi with recurrent UTIs. Holistic supplements managed to lower her urine pH (to dissolve the crystals in her urine), boosted her bladder and kidney health, and boosted her normal flora in about a month and a half. The results were so good, my traditional vet was shocked when her urinalysis came back as normal without using one of those Kidney health diets. These people know their stuff. Their approach WORKS, and my corgi has never been more active. Thank you to all of you here.

-Laura V.


Dr. Leska was a delight to work with.  She was an invested partner in the health of our service dog. She combined her knowledge, research, and experience to find a solution.  We are so glad to have a healthy dog again! Thanks, Dr. Leska!

-Lynn E.


My baby will be 13 yrs. old on Christmas Eve and we are truly fortunate to have found Dr. Shannon Leska, a BIG thanks to her. My baby is a cancer survivor (3 yrs. free of cancer) but unfortunately, her otherwise perfect health condition almost immediately deteriorated during Chemotherapy (our big mistake). During Chemotherapy, she developed kidney issues with protein loss in urine and the western medicine treatment continued forever and so were her health issues one after the other. She is dealing with acid reflux/aspiration pneumonia issues, respiratory issues, loss of muscle mass due to a low-protein diet, hind leg weakness, gallbladder sludge, diarrhea, and regurgitation, etc. We were devastated and I made a decision to go Holistic one fine day after researching a lot. Dr. Leska has been a blessing in short and her holistic experience and the immediate plan of action to resolve my baby's health issues one by one is highly commendable, to say the least. It was right in the middle of COVID (mid-year) when I first talked to her and the way she took time to understand what exactly is going on with my baby as a whole was an immediate relief to me. She cared about her overall health and laid out a plan that is easily understood and every appointment thereafter, her patience in assessment, explanation, honesty, feedback on my big and small concerns, email communication, professionalism, tips/guidance, and care for my baby is unparalleled. My baby had challenges along the way and Dr. Leska offered a variation in treatments and figuring out what worked best for her. We are so grateful to Dr. Leska, my baby is finally doing better now than ever after close to 3 years of health struggles. I got her entire health checkup just a month ago to re-assess how the results look after IVW treatments and everything came back normal – X-Rays, Ultrasound, Complete Blood work, Blood pressure, Kidney health (BUN Creatinine values are back to normal range), no arthritis, all organs are normal, gall bladder sludge reduced. We have seen significant improvement in reflux/regurgitation (almost gone, very well controlled), no more aspiration pneumonia, lung congestion has totally cleared up after 6 months, improvement in her climbing the stairs on her own (she couldn’t before), and improved muscle mass. We also were able to take her to a cabin country living vacation for her to enjoy and it has all been possible because of Dr. Leska. She runs around and plays like she was when she was 2. We are so very grateful, hopeful, and ready to celebrate her 13th birthday on Dec. 24 and a Santa pic. I know she is in good hands at Integrative Veterinary Wellness with TCM herbal medicine, acupuncture, aqua-puncture, laser therapy, and Dr. Smallwood performs Chiropractic adjustments as well that is helping her have a better quality of life. The entire staff there, be it a visit or a phone call are extremely helpful/friendly and always walk the extra mile to make our dogs and us feel most comfortable even during COVID. Thank you IVW and we are so lucky to have you in DFW.

-Sri P.


  • I can’t tell you how grateful we are that we have such awesome vets! Your patience, communication, and above-and-beyond care is just incredible, and I know Hammie and Bear are in great hands.

    - Jenna W. 2017
  • Thank you! I’ve used other home vets but you are by far the best.

    - Nadine G. 2017
  • Dr. Smallwood’s gentle caring demeanor and her expert acupuncture protocol gave me an additional one and a half years with my beloved lab, Jake. As the acupuncture treatments increased Jake’s mobility and helped strengthen his hind leg function and stability, Dr. Smallwood’s professionalism, compassion and communication skills guided Jake and I thru his final stages of Degenerative Mylopathy. Not only did Dr. Smallwood genuinely bond with Jake, but she was also very honest regarding his p

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  • Dr. Smallwood's expertise in acupuncture, rehab and herbal medicine has been a valuable extension of the care I can provide for my patients. She is extremely professional and thorough. Furthermore, she collaborates with me in order to provide optimal patient care; without impinging on my ability to continue to provide traditional Western medicine to my patients. This is truly an integrative effort.

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