Boulevard Animal Hospital

8841 Garden Grove Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92844


Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation Services

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM), also known as Veterinary Neuronal Adjustment (VNA), is a non-invasive healing technology that adjusts areas (called subluxations) of the animal's nervous system that have fallen out of communication, thus inducing healing. This full body, neural healing re-establishes proper function and balance to the body.

A chiropractor treating a patient will feel for anatomical cues where neuronal communications have been disrupted. This could take the form of a sore muscle and/or a bone that feels out of place. In the case of VOM, the veterinarian will adjust these neuronal subluxations using the activator device.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

The VOM technique is often followed by MFR. This technique complements and enhances VOM by relieving the increased muscle and fascial tension caused by the subluxation. The resulting decreased muscle spasm gives the animal pain reduction and reduces the recurrence of subluxation. This also accelerates the overall healing process.

Somato-Visceral Diseases

VOM can be used to treat non-musculo-skeletal conditions including organ diseases. VOM is used to promote a balance between the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) and parasympathetic (organ function) components of the autonomic nervous system. They complement each other to alter the blood flow and nervous stimulation to all areas of the body.

Normal Spine

Chronically Subluxated Spine

The arrows point to the body's response to stabilize chronically subluxated vertebral segments by laying down extra bone bridging the affected vertebrae causing debilitating pain and lack of function. It can take many months to years after the initial injury or subluxation for these changes to appear on X-rays. With VOM technology, we will be able to accurately detect and treat these subluxations before the occurence of devastating and painful changes.

Disk Comparison


Manual Activator

Manual Activator

Cat Being treated

Automatic Activator

automated activator



 Dog using Vetrostim

 Conditions Responsive to VOM Treatment

    1.   ACL Tears and Patella Luxations

    2.   Allergies (Food and Environmental)

    3.   Arthritis

    4.   Degenerative Myelopathy

    5.   Epilepsy in Dogs

    6.   Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (Skin-Spinal Reflex Phenomenon)

    7.   Hip Dysplasia-like Syndromes

    8.   Incontinence

    9.   Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    10. Intervertebral Disk Disease

    11. Kidney Disease

    12. Leaky Gut Syndrome

    13. Liver Disease

    14. Recurring Ear Infections

    15. Shifting Leg Lameness (Brachial Plexis Avulsion)

    16. Wobbler's Disease

    17. and More..

    VOM Success Stories as Experienced by Our Clients

    Allison Drovandi,Newport Beach

    D.J. is our 11 year old Miniature Pincer. He is the love of my husband Marco's and my self's life. I had never had a small dog before and I will tell you I will never be without one again in my life.

    Now, Min Pins are big dogs in a small package. They are so smart, agile, stubborn, and just full of life. From a young age D.J. was a feisty little dog weighing less than 10 lbs. He could scale huge boulders and run stairs 2 to 3 at a time. We called him the goat because he always had to be as close to our level as possible. We had to put the cat food up because if it was on the floor he would eat it. We started putting it on the kitchen table but at night he would jump up there and eat it all.

    One day going to work, I walking down our back stairs and as I turned around I looked up at D.J. who was barking like he was having a temper tantrum that I was leaving. Before I knew it he had jumped! Oh jeez, well I tore open my neighbors gate because he landed on her concrete patio. I scooped him up in a panic and speed off to the vet. By the time I had got to the vet he was whimpering but walking. X-rays revealed he had only been bruised and had the wind knocked out of him. It was then that the Dr. noticed D.J. had luxating patellas. D.J. ended up eventually having both knees done. Our precious prince had many, many procedures done. Bladder stones, soft tissue injuries, on and off limping and arthritis that required pulse dosing of pain meds. It appeared our little one was very achy and could no longer go the distance. Sometimes he could not even make it around the block. Any thought of losing him would just break our hearts. No longer could he jump on the bed or couch so we got little step stools. Not being so active came weight gain. This was a vicious cycle making his condition no better. We would have his blood work done every 6 months and he had elevated kidney and liver values.

    In comes Dr. Vani. I was at her hospital doing a lunch seminar and she had just finished her training in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation Technology. This is to treat the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). I was in awe as she explained the benefits an animal could get from this treatment. By increasing the blood flow from the spine the benefits went on and on. This included increasing blood flow to the visceral organs also. All I could think of was my little D.J. I booked an appointment the following Monday. After about a month or so of treatment I have a new dog. I have yet to have to give him pain meds. He is like a puppy. We recently took him on a 5 mile hike and he went the distance without a hitch. His gait and conformation have improved. He is running stairs, jumping, it is a feat to keep him from pushing himself too hard. Now get this, his elevated blood values have been cut in half. We continue to take him in for monthly adjustments and we can tell when he needs one. My husband and I could not be happier. Dr. Vani is so kind and gentle. But most of all, her quality of veterinary medicine is superior. Hey this tops it off - when I turn the corner going to Dr. Vani's hospital D.J. starts barking with excitement, now beat that!

    Jackie Baird-Bunker, Seal Beach

    Dr. Vani has been taking care of my chocolate lab rescue dog ever since I adopted her almost 3 years ago. When the adoption agency first brought Sammy to me, she was suffering from severe neglect. She was 15 lbs. underweight with every rib showing, and her ears were raw from fly bites and so badly infected it took months to clear them up. She persistently chewed on her feet, resulting in inflammation and infection.

    Under Dr. Vani’s great care, Sammy has been restored to good health. So now, on our walks we hear comments like “Wow what a beautiful dog!” or from those who saw Sammy in the beginning: “Wow I can’t believe what a beautiful, healthy dog she turned out to be!”

    BUT, the biggest miracle of all came when in late 2012, Dr. Vani told me about a new veterinary chiropractic treatment she got certified in that promised exciting improvements in a dog’s overall health. When she said it has even been effective in preventing the onset of hip dysplasia, a common condition in Labradors, she really got my attention.

    Dr. Vani thought that since Sammy is such a high energy active dog, perhaps she was out of alignment and pinched nerves could be producing a tingling or burning in her feet and legs, causing her to chew her paws; and pinched nerves in the neck could be causing the constant scratching of her ears and chronic ear infections. So, we began VOM treatments immediately hoping it might resolve some of these persistent health issues and A MIRACLE HAPPENED! After the first week of two treatments, Sammy completely stopped biting her feet. After a few more treatments, she stopped scratching her ears and the fur began to grow back and now both conditions are completely gone!

    What a difference in the quality of Sammy’s and my life this treatment has made - thank you Dr. Vani, you are the best!!