About Allergy and Arthritis Alternatives for Pets

Dr. Sheila Snodgrass, DVM, owner of Allergy and Arthritis Alternatives for Pets, provides a holistic approach to the health of our canine and feline companions. Serving the St. Louis area, Dr. Snodgrass incorporates the latest in modern veterinary medicine through the framework of a refreshing, holistic approach. While she is an expert in conventional medicine, she is also known for her expertise in nutrition, holistic medicine, and acupuncture. She also provides other alternative therapies, including: Chinese Herbs, Western Herbs, Food Therapy, Glandulars, Nutritional Supplements, BICOM 2000.

While her holistic approach to wellness will help keep a healthy pet healthy,
the main focus of her practice is on geriatric care and support for chronically ill pets. Dr. Snodgrass serves St. Louis and the surrounding area, including St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and more. Dr. Snodgrass is based out of her Eureka clinic.


About The Doctor

Dr. Snodgrass graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. After years of practicing small animal medicine, she decided to revive an earlier interest in acupuncture. She was first introduced to acupuncture as a pre-veterinary student when she had the opportunity to observe an acupuncturist treat pets suffering from arthritis and other painful musculoskeletal problems. The results are amazing. This experience led Dr. Snodgrass into the study of acupuncture and in 2002 she became certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Snodgrass has special interest in nutrition and herbal medicine. She prefers a holistic approach to the acupuncture patient. Instead of treating a set of symptoms, the whole pet is evaluated and treated as an individual.

The Process

The initial consultation will usually take about 60 minutes. During this visit, Dr. Snodgrass will take a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. A treatment plan is then formulated for the pet. This usually involves weekly treatments for the first 3-6 weeks, and then treatments are tapered to maintain the pet’s response.


Dr. Snodgrass accepts appointments at her Eureka, Missouri office location. In addition, she offers house calls on a limited basis. Appointments are by request only.

Call NOW to make an appointment: (314)-315-1701

Clinic address: 300 W 4th St Suite I, Eureka, MO 63025