Holistic Medicine


What We Treat

 Natural Allergy Relief

Cancer Support

Other conditions include:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Colitis

  • Kidney Disease

  • Liver Disease

  • Cushing’s Disease

  • Heart Disease

  • Food sensitivities/allergies

  • Chronic skin infections

  • Autoimmune Disease

  • Seizure Disorders


You have spent hours researching your pet’s condition online, trying to find a solution to help them? Maybe you feel like you visit your vet for the same health issues more often than you’d like, with no real solution to resolve your pet’s symptoms once and for all? Or has your pet been diagnosed with a chronic illness and you’ve been searching for answers on how to treat them naturally without continuous medications which come with harsh side effects?

This is the story I hear from many pet parents that walk through the door of Healing Tails. Every pet parent just wants to do what’s best for their fur baby and is trying to find the right answer. 

At Healing Tails we have extensive experience helping pets that have been experiencing symptoms of:

  • chronic vomiting or diarrhea

  • itchy, smelly skin

  • hair loss

  • seizures

  •  decreased appetite

  • loss of energy

  • lip-smacking or belching

  •   flatulence

  • urinary or fecal incontinence

Frequently Asked Questions


"Dr. Arielle changed my pup's life around. From being over-medicated to getting on track to gaining control of his so-called allergies with a holistic approach.

We are currently working on achieving a healthy gut!

Bear is hive free, parasite-free and on a balanced diet!

Thank you Dr. Arielle & Arely!

#happyfrenchie #bestvetinchicago"


-Liza & Bear

How Does Holistic Medicine Help?

Holistic medicine works to help support your pet's body naturally. At times it may be more effective at helping to support patients suffering from chronic illnesses and disease as we work to rebalance your pet’s entire body. By determining which systems are weak in your pet and strengthening them,  we are able to better support and resolve the root cause of their disease. For pets with conditions that require long term medications, we can utilize holistic medicine to augment the effects of traditional western drugs or help to alleviate and protect the body from some of the unwanted side effects. 

What happens during the first exam?

Before you even bring your pet into Healing Tails for their first exam, we request records from your other veterinarians so we can have a more complete understanding of their health. During your visit we will listen carefully to all of your concerns about your pet and perform a thorough exam. We will make recommendations and create an individualized treatment plan which may include diet changes and/or the addition of supplements or herbs or additional tests to further determine the underlying cause of your pets condition. Our exams are completed on a comfy mat on the floor with you present because we believe that healing best starts in a calm environment. After your appointment we will email you a complete summary of all of the things that were discussed during your appointment. 

What if I’ve already tried a diet change and supplements and those haven’t helped?

For chronic illnesses, we often have to take a multifaceted approach to help resolve the issue. This means strategically and carefully guiding you through appropriate changes to your pets nutrition and supplements and treatments to get the result that we want to achieve, which is relief from symptoms and complete healing if possible. We may even recommend additional specialized testing to learn more about what’s happening internally with your pet before initiating any changes. With over 10 years of experience helping hundreds of pets, chances are we’ve helped a pet experiencing your pet’s same symptoms and have the knowledge to guide you through the process. 

We also offer


Chiropractic Care

Laser Therapy

Contact Form

We understand that you may still have some questions that need to be answered before scheduling a visit to Healing Tails. Please fill out the form and a team member will contact you as soon as possible.

Success Stories

Liza & Bear

Dr. Arielle changed my pup's life around. From being over-medicated to getting on track to gaining control of his so-called allergies with a holistic approach.

We are currently working on achieving a healthy gut!

Bear is hive free, parasite-free and on a balanced diet!

Thank you Dr. Arielle & Arely!

#happyfrenchie #bestvetinchicago

Elaine & Brody

Dr. Arielle is an excellent veterinarian! She is by far the most knowledgeable and caring doctor we have ever met!

After seeing several vets and specialists with no results, Dr. Arielle was able to put our dog on the healing path from his inflammatory bowel disease.

We have followed Dr. Arielle from a previous facility, and will follow her wherever she goes!

Patrick & Kya

Dr. Arielle is the BEST, most brilliant, amazing, kind, compassionate person & veterinarian I’ve ever met.
We’ve been to 5 different vet clinics the past 2 yrs, dealt w/ 9 different veterinarian’s from the city to the suburbs. Coming here was the best decision I could have ever made for my dog. It was a worse case scenario, my puppy was so itchy she was scratching herself till she bleeds, had no hair on her face & most of her body. Followed all of Dr. Arielle’s instructions & my dog has almost fully recovered. We are forever grateful to her! She’s the best of the best & will treat your pet like her own!

Lauren & Finn

Dr. Arielle has been an integral part of my pup's healing. After his surgery to remove a tumor on his back, I felt lost at how to move forward. He had many complications from his surgery and traditional methods were failing him. As a fellow veterinary professional, it has been a pleasure to learn how to care for my dog in a holistic way. Dr. Arielle has found the perfect balance between western medicine while using her vast knowledge of holistic therapy. At this point,  Finn has worked with Dr. Arielle on nutrition, supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic and physical rehab. He could not be in better hands and I am beyond grateful for veterinarians like her- as she has given us hope of healing! I cannot recommend her enough... she might just be able to help you and your companion the way she helped mine :)

Dr. Kreuser & Annie

Dr. Arielle Herndobler, DVM is brilliant and skilled in holistic animal care.


We are conveniently located off of all major highways including

I-55, I-290, Lakeshore drive, I-90/94


Free parking is available


1921 S. Archer Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

Phone:  312-929-3780


Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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