Our Team

Dr. Curtis W. Dewey, DVM, MS, CTCVMP

Dr. Dewey is a native of New York and has lived in the Ithaca area for over 2 decades. He is a board-certified neurologist (DACVIM-Neurology) and surgeon (DACVS) with over 30 years of clinical experience. In addition, Dr. Dewey is a certified TCVM practitioner (CTCVMP). This means he is certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA), Chinese herbal therapy (CVCH), veterinary food therapy (CVFT) and Tui-Na massage therapy (CVTP). Dr. Dewey has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and textbook chapters. He has published the third edition of his own small animal neurology textbook-Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology-with co-editor Ronaldo da Costa and the first edition of his canine acupuncture textbook-Clinician’s Guide to Canine Acupuncture-with co-editor Huisheng Xie. Dr. Dewey is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and recently created his own integrative neurology course for the Chi Institute. Dr. Dewey and his wife Janette have six children, five dogs and four cats.

Dr. Tracey Stevens

Hello, I am Dr. Tracey Stevens. I have spent my life in central NY and the finger lakes area.  I grew up near Utica, and attended undergrad and veterinary school at Cornell University.  


There are many wonderful things about the veterinary profession, one of which is the many ways one can practice.  I began veterinary life in general practice. After some years, my focus became shelter medicine and low cost spay neuter. 


As life around me  became more complicated I began  to crave a simpler way to heal animals.  After much thought and research I decided to attend the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). I received my Veterinary Acupuncure Certification in 2015. Since then it has been my honor to treat animals with the ancient art of Acupunture, Chinese herbs, tui-na (Chinese medical massage), and food therapy.  


Joining Elemental Pet Vets is an unbelievable opportunity to reach more people and pets with the healing power of TCVM. “

Alain Giroux, DVM, DACVR

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology



Alain Giroux, DVM, DACVR

Dr. Giroux graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal in 1995. Since completion of his residency at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, Dr. Giroux has served as a Board-Certified Radiologist performing radiology, ultrasounds, and CT consultations. Also, he led and participated in numerous ultrasound labs and lectures for veterinarians, in upstate New York and in major veterinary conferences.

Andy Fleming DVM

Andy Fleming is a native of New York City. He grew up on Long Island and graduated in 1973 from John H. Glenn High School, Elwood, NY. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Biology from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1977. He earned an accelerated Masters Degree in Microbiology and Public Health from Wagner College in 1978. Andy attended the University for Foreigners in Perugia, Italy and finished a course in Italian language and culture in that same year. He received advanced placement to the University of Parma to study Veterinary Medicine in autumn 1978. He received his veterinary degree in 1985.

He returned to the United States in 1985 completing post-graduate clinical training at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan that same year. Dr Fleming worked for Chili Animal Care near Rochester, NY until 1993. He then purchased Cats Exclusively Veterinary Hospital. He managed Cats Exclusively until 2015.

Andy graduated from the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in fall 2015 after completing acupuncture training. He finished an additional course in advanced acupuncture technique in January 2019.

Dr. Sophie Trowbridge DVM, CVA

Dr. Trowbridge grew up in the Finger Lakes and has a deep love of her hometown of Ithaca, NY. Acupuncture can provide hope, in a previously hopeless situation and Sophie has direct experience with that fact for her own pet. Her first experience with acupuncture was with her own greater Swiss mountain dog, Diva. After only a few treatments Diva's quality of life vastly improved. Since then Dr. Trowbridge has been dedicated to becoming a veterinary acupuncturist to provide that same level of care that she witnessed with dogs, cats and horses. Dr. Trowbridge received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist from The Chi Institute in Gainesville, Florida. She has a passion for veterinary rehabilitative work and is pursuing training through the Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program (CCRP) at the University of Tennessee. Outside of her veterinary practice you will find her at CrossFit, stand-up paddle boarding, practicing yoga, and hiking the gorges with her partner Ryan and their black lab Lila.


1610 Dryden Road, Freeville, NY 13068


Hours of Operation




By Appointment Only

Area of Service

Ithaca, NY

Tri-state ,  NY region

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