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Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD
Dr. Patrick Mahaney is a veterinarian and certified veterinary acupuncturist providing services to Los Angeles-based clients both on a house call and in-clinic basis. Years of clinical experience, including an extensive background in emergency medicine, have provided countless eye opening insights on animals overcoming adversity.
Dr. Mahaney’s unique approach integrating eastern and western medical perspectives has evolved into a specialized house call practice, California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. As his professional purpose has expanded, he discovered a growing need for pet enthusiasts to experience the triumphs and virtues of holistic care. In addition to providing house calls, Dr. Mahaney offers complementary cancer treatments for dogs and cats at the Veterinary Cancer Group.
Dr. Mahaney’s entry into the pet media world began in 2008, when he began blogging my perspective on veterinary medicine and pet health in Patrick’s Blog. His media presence has expanded to multiple formats, including online, print, radio, and television.
In 2011, Dr. Mahaney participated in his first international veterinary volunteer project with Amazon CARES. Peruvian urban and Amazon Jungle communities were the venues for mobile clinics providing medical and surgical treatments to dogs and cats, most of whom had never experienced any form of wellness care.
With his do-gooder gene activated and the travel bug buzzing, Dr. Mahaney plans more adventures through international philanthropic excursions in the future. As a veterinary insider, he understands the human interest and educational value of exploring the human-animal bond in a variety of media formats.
Articles by This Author
As a veterinarian practicing in warm and sunny Southern California, I know the important role hydration plays in promoting my patients's best health. Water makes up 70-80% of a dog or cat's body mass, so it's a crucial nutrient to maintain normal cellular function. A loss of only 10% of the total body fluids can cause serious illness. Learn how important it is to keep pets hydrated and the signs of dehydration to watch out for.
As a 1999 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the past 16 years have afforded me many opportunities to witness trends of illness and wellness in my...
For pet owners, learning that one’s beloved canine or feline companion has cancer is one of the worst imaginable conversations that can be had with their veterinarian.
What's so scary about periodontal disease and how can you keep your pet's mouth healthy?
Have you ever seen a white dog with a dark, stained beard? While it’s harmless for the most part, there are some medical conditions that could cause excessive staining in your dog’s fur.
By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD Having been in clinical practice since 1999, I’ve observed trends of both illness and wellness in my canine and feline patients. I’ve survived the intensity of...
By Patrick Mahaney, VMD, CVA, CVJ Living in the perpetually sunny, hot, and dry climate of Southern California has forced me to be especially attuned to the hydration needs of my own dog,...