HorseFeathers Veterinary Service, PLLC 


A mobile veterinary practice offering compassionate integrative care for your horses, dogs, cats and the other four-legged members of your family.

Me and Mom at the beach

May 2008

This is River.  She is a beautiful 12 year old white German Shepherd.  It has been over a year now since she was diagnosed with a devastating cancer and given only weeks to live.  River loves her Mom more than anything and is not ready to leave.  She receives acupuncture once a week, plus multiple western medical treatments.  She chases deer and rides with Mom to work, so she can keep Mom safe there.  She still has much work to do.  And, we are all glad that she does.  After all, she is the apple of her Mom's eye too.

In Memoriam

In the spring of 2009, in her own season, River let go.  Her body was failing and she decided it was time.  We who knew her miss her terribly.  And to River, on her own journey, we wish her godspeed.


 About the Doctor

HorseFeathers Veterinary Service, PLLC is the result of the vision of Dr. Elaine Gregg.  She has practiced in other animal hospitals and has chosen to provide a service that is more caring and compassionate than what is often seen.  The animal (often the 'child' of the owner) is viewed as an individual with fears and likes and dislikes.   The animal is treated with respect and compassion.  It is not possible to perform all veterinary procedures that are required to diagnose some ailments in a mobile service. Those procedures, eg MRI, CT scan, are referred to appropriate facilities. It is possible to treat the animals with kindness and respect.  It is no surprise that the animals respond very well to being treated as if they mattered, as if they were important.

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My Point of View


 Recalled foods for dogs and cats

Horses and water - it's never easy

 Progress of Medicine

Wisdom of Shih Tzu


Clients' Points of View




What is HorseFeathers?

HorseFeathers Veterinary Practice is a clinic on wheels, based in Chatham County, North Carolina. What makes this practice different?


For the Love of Horses, Dogs, Cats, and . . . 

HorseFeathers Veterinary Service provides exceptional convenience for the animal owner.  We come to you, so the  multiple-pet or 'incredibly busy' pet owner can give the four-legged family members high quality, low anxiety veterinary care in the comfort of their own home.  HorseFeathers also provides state-of-the-art medical care, including physical exams, vaccinations, blood tests, and medications as needed, while also offering Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.  With over 14 years of practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, we have found that many medical conditions respond extremely well to acupuncture and herbology.

The good news is that traditional western medicine (vaccinations, medications, etc.) and traditional chinese medicine work very well together.  There is no need to view these as an either/or mode of treatment.  They are easily integrated together.  Often the veterinary acupuncture will decrease the need for traditional western pharmacology - decreasing the possibility of the negative side effects of these drugs.  The animal can often be maintained on acupuncture for many conditions.  Then, as conditions develop, medically we can add in the pharmaceuticals as needed, thus decreasing the risk and length of risk exposure to the drugs that do work well, but also have side effects that prove unfortunate.

What is Veterinary Acupuncture?

I'm so glad you asked. The easy answer would be "The same as human acupuncture, but for animals. In the most technical sense, that would be correct. In practice, it would be so, so wrong. Or, if not wrong, it would be so oversimplified that it might as well be wrong. Permit me to  explain...


Newest information crossing my desk :

 Little Dogs Aggressive?

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Those Chicken jerky treats can cause problems, too.





Appointment hours:

Monday - Friday:   8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Since the practice is a mobile one, the doctor is out of the office for most of the day.  Please leave a message via telephone voice mail ( 919-542-0990) or via email at

Thank you.  Your calls will be returned as soon as possible and we're looking forward to meeting you and your family!




Telephone (919) 542-0990