Therapeutic Skin and Hair Care

Animal Medical Center of the Village is pleased to announce our Therapeutic Skin and Hair Coat Specialist, Rachel Ihlenfeldt, has earned her Certified Pet Aesthetician (CPAe) certification. Only a handful of specialists in the country can boast this particular pet skin and hair therapy certification. After months of study and application, Rachel can successfully treat skin conditions such as allergies, bacterial infections, fungal infections, parasites and much more using an eco-friendly, pet safe products from Iv San Bernard Fine Italian Pet Products.


What makes a Certified Pet Aesthetician different from your average person?

A Certified Pet Aesthetician has gone through stringent training including learning The Science of Skin as well as applications in a medical environment. Certified Pet Aesthetician studies include not only skin and hair health but also how to treat skin conditions, medical & dermatological terminology, proper records keeping and creating working relationships with veterinarians.

Skin and Hair Therapies offered:

  • Assisted Allergy Maintenance Programs
  • Itching Relief
  • Hair Loss
  • Medical Therapeutic Support for fungal or bacterial infections
  • Shedding Management
  • Hair Coat Trimming & Maintenance
  • Sanitary Trims
  • Hair Coat Stains and Odor Removal
  • Hydro-Massage & Skin Ozone (O3) SPA Therapies

Hydro-Massage & Skin Ozone (O3) SPA Therapies

What is Ozone?

Ozone (O3) is an energized form of oxygen (O2) with extra electrons. Ozone is a naturally occurring component of fresh air. It can be produced by the ultra- violet rays of the sun reacting with the Earth’s upper atmosphere, which creates a protective ozone layer, or it can be created artificially with an ozone generator. I have a special Hydro-Massage machine that has the ability to generate O3 while the pet is getting a skin spa therapy. The difference   between oxygen and ozone is that the ozone molecule contains three oxygen atoms whereas the oxygen molecule contains only two. Ozone is the most powerful and rapid acting oxidizer man can produce, and will   oxidize all bacteria, mold and yeast spores, organic material and viruses.


Ozone is not only a very powerful oxidizing agent but also a very powerful non-chemical disinfectant. It has the unique feature of decomposing to a harmless nontoxic environmentally safe material, namely oxygen. In Europe, ozone is used for many purposes: color removal, taste and odor removal, turbidity reduction, organics removal, micro flocculation, iron and manganese oxidation, and most commonly, bacterial disinfection and viral inactivation.

Hydro-Massage & Skin Ozone SPA Therapies

Understanding that Hydro-massage & Skin Ozone Spa Therapies are not a drug or a magic bullet, I recommend to always help pets under the direct supervision of the veterinarian. Hydro-massage and pet skin ozone spa therapies are therapeutic tools which can aid a groomer in regaining the health of the skin. In the end, the immune system has to do the work of healing the body and skin ozone therapy is best performed along with other treatment modalities in order to achieve the best results.

The number and frequency of treatments will vary with the condition being treated. A spa therapy plan is determined on an individual basis depending on the pet’s specific skin issues. It is recommended to ONLY use Iv San Bernard Products with The Hydro-Massage Ozone Machine.

Conditions hydro-massage and skin ozone therapies can treat.


  • Dermatophytosis
  • Dermatomycosis
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Candidiasis


  • Dermatitis flea-allergy
  • Dermatitis food-allergy
  • Atopic dermatitis


  • Moist seborrhea
  • Dry seborrhea


  • For skin and coat nourishment a force & barrier against external agents.


  • Trauma
  • Surgical shavings
  • Follicular atrophy
  • Adenitis of sebaceous glands
  • Follicular dystrophy
  • Alopecia of color dilution
  • Skin hydration


  • To combat proliferation of bacteria and Malassezia that cause itching.


  • Prevent or treat infection
  • Encourage healing


  • Soothe arthritic joints
  • Post-surgical orthopedic joint therapies –following healed incision.