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About Francisco DiPolo, DVM, CVA

Francisco DiPolo, DVM, CVA

Francisco DiPolo, DVM, CVA

Veterinary medicine is my calling. Being able to make a difference in the life of pets and their humans is an honor that makes me feel fortunate on a daily basis. After obtaining my veterinary degree at The Universidad Central de Venezuela, I moved through my academic path by completing my post-graduate clinical rotations at Tufts University. During this exciting experience I became aware of the concept of integrative veterinary medicine – the combination of conventional medicine with holistic treatments, to promote optimal health. I felt that I had found my true path, in that this philosophy is and has been a perfect fit with my professional goals and personal beliefs and lifestyle. Since the year 2000 I have been passionately and successfully integrating the best of cutting edge technology, medicine and surgery with complementary therapies – such as acupuncture, and herbal and nutritional treatments. Integrative medicine has truly become my way of life. The combination of these modalities, the ongoing effort to educate and guide pet owners in maintaining and improving their pets’ health, and the desire to further build the bond between pets and their owners are the main reasons why I love being a veterinarian.

Posts By Francisco DiPolo, DVM, CVA

Holiday Safety for Pets

March 20, 2016 |

The holiday season—or, what we consider late October through early January—is once more upon us. But before you break out the candy, turkey, champagne, or whatever else you have the tendency to overindulge in, keep in mind this season can hold some danger for your pets. Read More

What is Leaky Bowel Syndrome? (Part 2- Treatment)

March 20, 2016 |

Next, I’d like to explain how I approach Leaky Bowel Syndrome when treating patients. The first aspect of improving an animal’s intestinal environment involves making dietary changes. Every pet has a different level of reactivity to food borne allergens, so finding out your pet’s specific food allergies may require some watchful experimentation. Read More

Canine Influenza in New York City

March 19, 2016 |

Because of all the news reports regarding a canine influenza outbreak in New York City, I wanted to take a minute to share my thoughts and perspective: Read More

Does My Pet Need Vitamins?

March 18, 2016 |


It’s an unfortunate reality that most people in the U.S. live with some kind of vitamin deficiency despite efforts to educate the population on how to eat better. Read More

How to Make Your Pet Work for Food

March 18, 2016 |

One effect of animal domestication is that by providing our pets with easy access to food and shelter, we have altered their ability to engage in their natural repertoire of behaviors. Meaning, while trying to be good pet parents, we are in a sense denying our pets one of the most primal activities of any living creature: working for food. Read More

What is Leaky Bowel Syndrome?

March 18, 2016 |

Leaky Bowel Syndrome is a problem that develops in dogs when the animal’s intestinal wall is unable to retain bacteria inside the intestinal tract. This allows toxins and bacteria to migrate from the vascular system to other organs in the body. Some indications that your pet may have Leaky Bowel include chronic skin infections, intermittent diarrhea, lethargy, and more. Read More

Pet Collar & Harness Recommendations

March 17, 2016 |

We get a lot of questions from pet owners about the best collars and leashes for dogs and cats. It can be confusing, because pet collars come in a wide variety of styles and materials. To simplify things, we summarized our recommendations: Read More

How to Tell if Your Cat Isn’t Feeling Well

March 17, 2016 |

Unlike dogs, cats have a tendency to hide their illnesses. This mechanism has evolved to make them appear less vulnerable in the wild. Unfortunately, though, this ability to conceal their discomfort makes it difficult to identify when your cat is not feeling well and you should take him to the vet. Here are some signs that your pet may have something going on internally that you should be concerned about: Read More