We are pleased to offer acupuncture services for dogs and cats. Dr. Jill O'Callaghan is a licensed veterinarian who has received specialty training in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

What is Veterinary Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to achieve a desired effect. This technique has been in the veterinary practice in China for over 3000 years to treat many ailments. Acupuncture can be used successfully as an additional therapy to treat chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis, back pain, and muscle and nerve pain.

Is Acupuncture Painful? 

Acupuncture is not painful at all.  The needles are very thin and most dogs and cats tolerate the treatments extremely well.  Often they are so relaxed during the treatment they even become sleepy and doze off. 

How does Acupuncture Work? 

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow in the treatment areas to speed healing, decrease inflammation and block pain sensation. Acupuncture is NOT a cure, it is used in conjunction with traditional medicine to treat disease.  It can however improve the well-being of animals with certain chronic diseases such as: arthritis, back pain, muscle soreness, gastrointestinal problems, nausea, diarrhea,  chronic kidney disease,  poor appetite or lack of energy due to chronic illness.  Some owners find that they see results immediately and continue to see improvements with each session.  Each treatment lasts approximately 20 minutes and is scheduled according to the patients needs. 

Acupuncture seems to be especially effective in improving mobility and quality of life in pets that suffer from muscle and joint pain.  If you think your pet may benefit from acupuncture therapy call and schedule a consultation with Dr. O'Callaghan.

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Monday

7:30am - 7:00pm

Tuesday

7:30am - 7:00pm

Wednesday

7:30am - 7:00pm

Thursday

7:30am - 7:00pm

Friday

7:30am - 7:00pm

Saturday

8:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday

8:00am - 2:00pm

Monday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday
8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday
8:00am - 2:00pm

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