Frequently Asked Questions


Who is Dr. Brandt and why is she different?

Dr. Brandt went back to school for 6 extra years to study many medical options to bring to you a diverse set of options for serving you and your pet. Click here for full biography.

What is Holistic Veterinary Medicine?

It is a more complete set of medical modalities all combined to see and offer a bigger set of options and possibilities.  It is not one type of medicine it is using all the gathered medical possibilities and then coming up with a recipe from that for success. For further information, click here.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a way to deliver medicine in its energetic form to maximize effect and minimize side effects.  For further information, click here.

What is acupuncture?

An ancient Chinese technique well researched and used for thousands of years with great success.  The technique involves stimulating specific points on the body which have been shown to assist the body in repairing itself.  For further information, click here.

What is chiropractic for animals?

In the case of Dr. Brandt it is a short lever approach to spinal health involving hands on manipulation to increase the nervous energy to the body and enhance the signals for healing.  For further information, click here. Click here for an article on spinal therapy.

What is medical intuition and why is it different from animal communication?

Medical intuition was first coined by Carolyn Myss and is the ability to sense what is going on in the energy field of the body and thus the effect of that on the physical body.  This may include physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual data.  This differs from communication for Dr. Brandt because of the wealth of knowledge her intuition has to access and then form puzzle pieces from.

What are Animal Aromatherapy and Therapeutic Medical Grade Essential Oils for animals?

Dr. Brandt is a pioneering veterinarian in the field of therapeutic medical grade essential oil use (or commonly misinterpreted as aromatherapy) in animals.  Dr. Brandt has over 20 years clinical experience in the use of these potent plant oils in the healing and service to animals.  More information on this will be posted in the articles section of this site.

What consists of a typical physical exam?

As a phone consultation this is not a physical exam at all - this is more of an advocacy to help you decide your best next step with your pet.

As a client of Natural Care Institute LLC you will be accessed via western medicine, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine and finally intuitive medicine observation. Then Dr. Brandt would discuss your options and educate you so you may choose the best plan of action.

Why can’t you give a diagnosis over the phone?

With out the physical observation and touch of a skilled practitioner, the data collected is limited to what others see and is limited by their experience rather than via all Dr. Brandt’s experiences. It is like trying to paint a picture over the phone the artist needs to feel the canvas and see the results. This is the same as an exam. Even if it may look like the exam only took 5 minutes the skilled hands, ears, eyes and nose have collected hundreds of pieces of data and through real contact via the senses then paint a picture of what is truly going on. If left to other’s interpretations the data could be different. Just think about one’s view of a picture vs. another’s view of the same picture.

If a phone consultation is conducted. Via, she will act as your advocate and advise steps to take and will not diagnosis over the phone.

Why do you schedule one hour for a new client appointment?

To fully discuss all the options and educate you, the guardian, so you can make your best choices for the pet you love, to be able to have time for the first treatments and also to fill all prescriptions and do any research necessary.

How do you get to Natural Care Institute LLC?

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What are your hours of operation?

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What are your fee structures?

Fees are based on both time spent with Dr. Brandt, time spent by Dr. Brandt and or staff in preparing your pet’s customized recipe for healing, and what ever is agreed to be sent home for your pet.

It is common that your first session in the office with Dr. Brandt will be $300-400 and follow ups range $85-$120. Phone sessions are billed at 15 minute minimum at $60.00US and then billed in 5 minute increments thereafter at $20/5 minutes.

What do I do to become a client of Dr. Brandt?

You can call the practice if you are in the Las Vegas Nevada area and set up an appointment for Dr. Brandt to see you in the clinic. If you are out of the area you can call 1-877-drnancy and set up a phone consultation. In both instances please go to our Downloadable Client Form page and fill in our Client / Patient History forms. You can fax, email, use our internet based forms found in the menu in the left column. or use our automated voice system to both get recorded information and leave inquires. Dr. Brandt usually books 2-3 weeks in advance.

Why are consultations by appointment only?

Dr. Brandt can sometimes be booked 2-3 weeks in advanced and does not accept “walk-ins” or “call-ins” as it will interfere with her giving her full attention to the scheduled appointment.  As a courtesy to others she would ask you to understand that the staff will get you scheduled as quickly as possible, that you hold yourself accountable for keeping that appointment and know that when you are in appointment with her she will not have interruptions that deter from your time with her because of this enforced policy.

Why should I choose chiropractic medicine for my pet?

Your pet will often have subtle symptoms like “just ain’t right” that Chiropractic can address easily.  If you have enjoyed chiropractic medicine yourself then you know how it will enhance the life of your pet. Click here for more.

Do you prescribe traditional medicines for my pet or only holistic?

As Dr. Brandt is a traditional veterinarian as one of her many medical modalities she can prescribe traditional medicine.  She prefers to leave that in the capable hands of your referring veterinarian.

What is the advantage of Chinese herbal medicine for animals?

Some animals have developed side effects to traditional veterinary medicines and using traditional Chinese diagnostic techniques there may be an herbal preparation that has been used for 1000’s of years that just will be the answer.

Do you do traditional consultations?

As Dr. Brandt is a traditional trained veterinarian as one of her many medical modalities she will consult on traditional medicine. She prefers to leave that in the capable hands of your referring veterinarian and will work cooperatively with them to achieve the outcome of a vibrant happy pet.

Do you do animal surgery?

There is no surgery at Natural Care Institute LLC at this time.

Do you do blood work analysis?

Dr. Brandt can both review blood work results and perform blood work analysis at Natural Care Institute LLC.

Do you do X-ray analysis?

Dr. Brandt will review X-ray results and at this time does not perform X-ray analysis at Natural Care Institute LLC. She will refer you out for X-rays to be taken.

Do you do meridian stress analysis?

Yes – this is the number one analysis Dr. Brandt is able to offer for long distance clients.

What is a meridian stress analysis?

It is a method of testing, via surrogate, the energy field response to stimuli.  The response can be one of many puzzle pieces that help us see a clearer picture of health and vibrancy for your pet.

Is there any long distance analysis you are able to do?

Yes we can do meridian stress analysis, heart prescriptions©, remote energy blessings, veterinary medical intuitive readings and analysis, soul and mission reports©, advocacy for your pet and it’s vibrant health creating the right recipe for longevity.

How do you work cooperatively with my traditional veterinary team?

Dr. Brandt went back to school and educated herself further in other medical options by doing so she is able to communicate to traditional veterinarians the how, the why and the what in their language and she encourages you foster your relationship with your primary caregiver and by her working with them she is able to educate them for the next patient and thus it grows.

What are the services offered by Natural Care Institute LLC?

NCI is a Holistic veterinary medicine clinic which will work cooperatively with your existing veterinarian to supple you with other options for serving your pet.  Dr. Brandt practices regular medicine, traditional Chinese medicine including herbal and acupuncture and food cures, chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine along with various types of quantum medicine approaches.

What are the services offered by

This site is a way to offer education to all animal guardians.  This is where Dr. Brandt is able to act as your advocate in the healing and wellbeing of your pet.  Dr.  Brandt offers educational seminars and one-on-one phone consultation and counseling to serve you to better serve the animals you love.

What are animal Chiro Clinics?

They are a way to offer Spinal manipulative therapy to animals in the Las Vegas Nevada area at a reduced cost and evening availability.  Go to our calendar of events for times and locations. You must be a current member of Natural Care Institute LLC to attend.  Some restrictions apply.

What are Coaching seminars and workshops, Lectures and Online seminars and teleconferences?

Dr. Brandt offers online and in person training on the use of holistic medicine for your pet.  Some are offered at no cost, some for fee and other trainings are for veterinarians only.  You are welcome to ask Dr. Brandt a question and then tune into our teleconferences for answers.  As the need directs Dr. Brandt, via, will host a variety of educational seminars to support you in every step of the way with your pet.

What is the Newsletter?

It is a way for Dr. Brandt to keep you informed of the many options she discovers as she continues to study how different medical modalities and ways of thinking may impact you and your pet.  It is a free source of ongoing education in the fight against our pet’s aging.

What is the Newsletter?

It is a way to have both a slide show and a telephone conference at the same time to enhance your education for the life you choose to lead with your pet.  Dr. Brandt will offer these for a fee.

What is a webinar?

It is a way to have both a slide show and a telephone conference at the same time to enhance your education for the life you choose to lead with your pet.  Dr. Brandt will offer these for a fee.

What are free teleseminars?

These seminars are designed to answer your questions and serve the needs of the guardians who want to know what else they could be doing even better now.

How do I access a free teleconference?

Click here to Ask Dr. Brandt a question and tune into the teleconference for your answers. You will be sent an email detailing the teleconference after submitting your question. 

What is a 30 minute remote energy blessing and how does it work?

Through the power of positive intent a blessing is sent to your pet serving it for the highest good and vibrancy of their Spirit. It works by thought waves like a prayer or affirmation, via energy resonance, like Reiki, and is directed by the need of the animals energy field. It is performed remotely with out verbal feedback from Dr. Brandt only her intentions and positive energy is sent to those you love.

What is an electronic Heart Prescription©?

Heart Prescriptions© were an idea given to Dr. Brandt via the animal world as a way to send a package of healing energy via the web.  Through thoughtful communication with all the energies of the medicines which have supported Dr. Brandt’s mission she will create an unique Heart of Healing energy custom made for your beloved pet. There are two ways to get a Heart Prescription© go to our free gift section or go to our Services page to request one via email, fax, or phone.

What are your free gifts?

Click here for a full description.

What is the complete Toolbox of Veterinary Holistic Medicine©?

Dr. Brandt sees each piece of medicine as a tool in a toolbox for creating a vibrant healthy pet.  The more tools you have the better the job.  If all you have is a hammer then everything is treated like a nail, like if you only access the issue from one vantage point or one medical philosophy then all you see is one way of fixing it.  Dr. Brandt has spent many years and many dollars learning and then using and refining her skills with the tools she has in her toolbox.  She knows she can serve you by this wealth of knowledge by educating you and assisting you in the choices you make for your pet.

What should I feed my pet after this whole food recall?

You should feed the evolutionary appropriate diet for your pet.  This can vary from pet to pet and age to age and breed to breed so call for a consult to specialize your pet’s diet.  There will also be teleseminars on feeding evolutionarily appropriate diets or you can click here for an article.

Why and How do I use holistic medicine?

That is exactly why Dr. Brandt has offered so many ways to educate yourself by a qualified Holistic Veterinarian, on the how and the why. Ask Dr. Brandt for free. Click here for an article. Click here for upcoming events that will answer your questions.