We began administering acupuncture treatments at our animal hospital in 2009, after Dr. Gilbert completed her specialized training. She is a member of AVAC (the Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada) and IVAS (the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society).
We are proud to offer your pet the benefits of acupuncture, a Chinese medical therapy established thousands of years ago.
How can animals benefit from acupuncture?
Acupuncture can address a wide range of problems, including nervous system disorders, chronic pain, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory problems, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances and some skin problems.
What happens during an acupuncture appointment?
First, the veterinarian will examine your pet to determine what requires rebalancing. To restore balance, she will then identify where to insert the needles from over 300 acupuncture points. Acupuncture needles are thin, flexible and not painful. Animals usually handle the needles well and most are relaxed during the session, sometimes even managing to doze off.