A New Take on Animal Wellness

Costa Mesa, Calif.– Animal Wellness Center of OC, an 8,000-square-foot Holistic, Integrative animal care and aquatic conditioning facility opened in late August 2020. This first of its kind state of the art facility gives both pet parents and their four-legged family members a spa experience with wellness and recovery as the focus. The Animal Wellness Center of OC is located near the coastal beach cities at 449 W Bay Street, Costa Mesa, CA near the 55 and 405 freeways. Readers can visit their website here.

The business is owned by two women with successful careers in financial services and healthcare sales segments. Barb and Lourdes both share a passion for animals and created this beautiful facility for the community and their four-legged family members.

The Animal Wellness Center of OC is honored to be the first of its kind holistic wellness facility located in the heart of Orange County, California. They offer a broad range of holistic and integrative therapies under one roof with a focus on aquatic therapy and conditioning. Their collaborative Care Team of highly trained veterinarians, animal chiropractors, and aqua techs use the latest in animal rehabilitation techniques to provide pets with a customized treatment plan. A big part of their treatment plan incorporates water therapy in their 91 degree heated swimming pool. Hydrotherapy for dogs is a growing trend in canine physical therapy. Exercising in water has the benefit of providing buoyancy and resistance, making it possible to strengthen and condition muscles and builds endurance without placing stress on their joints. Many of their patients that come to the Animal Wellness Center of OC (AWCOC) are recovering from surgery, are arthritic, overweight, and in some cases paralyzed from more severe injuries, or simply learning to swim. Aquatic conditioning is part of the many wellness packages offered at AWCOC as part of their pet’s health and maintenance program.

At the Animal Wellness Center of OC the goal is to work hand in hand with the pet's veterinarian. The combination of veterinarian or specialty vet and the AWCOC teams' integrative approach has been shown to increase the recovery process and time. Their integrative therapies include acupuncture, hydrotherapy, aquatic conditioning, Chinese herbs, chiropractic care, laser therapy, massage therapy, pain management, rehabilitation therapies, and weight management. To watch their hydrotherapy videos go here.

Their passion for the wellness of their furry family members is why they only provide the best care and premium dog supplements to support their active lives. They exclusively offer Zenapet’s Immune Support and Zenapet’s Hip and Joint formulas to provide the highest quality ingredients to improve mobility and overall health of their pet patients. When combined with one of their aquatic therapies, Zenapet’s Hip and Joint formula has revolutionized 13-year-old golden retriever Jaxon’s range of motion. Within a month, Jaxon went from having no energy to being more comfortable on walks. “Jaxon doesn’t drag behind me, and his breath isn’t bad anymore either – the results are remarkable.” Remarkable results are why we exclusively offer Zenapet dog supplements.


The Animal Wellness Center of OC gives pet parents a wide range of wellness options, educational opportunities, and resources to help pet parents make informed decisions about caring for their pet. Through their restorative therapies, the AWCOC brings pets comfort and tranquility while also providing pet parents a sense of calmness and serenity.


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Caren Collins