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The veterinary acupuncture service provides complementary medicine in conjunction with other services within both the large and small animal hospitals. Integrative medicine, including acupuncture, herbal and other integrative treatments can provide pain relief, improve performance and overall health. The service is led by a board certified veterinarian and focuses on enhancing athletic performance as well as recovery in sick or injured patients.

Acupuncture can:

  • Boost immune system
  • Improve wound healing
  • Increase or decrease blood pressure
  • Relieve pain
  • Stimulate appetite

Acupuncture can benefit patients that have:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic illness
  • Cribbing or stomach ulcers
  • Lameness
  • Neck and back pain
  • Pain from major trauma or surgery
  • Skin problems
    (hives or shedding)

“Adding acupuncture and other integrative medicine to traditional Western medicine can enhance the treatment and management of many conditions, resulting in improved healing and quality of life.”

– Elizabeth Carr, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVECC, CVA,
Associate Professor, Chief of Staff,
Large Animal