Veterinary Acupuncture

### Our Acupuncture service is currently unavailable as our trained veterinary surgeon is on maternity leave. Please ask at reception if you are interested in acupuncture and we may be able to advise when the service will be resumed ####

Acupuncture involves placing small needles at specific points on your animal. The needles stimulate and modulate the nervous system. In animals with longstanding painful conditions the aim of acupuncture is to stimulate the release of the body’s own pain relieving substances and help block pain.

Acupuncture is a complementary therapy and works effectively alongside conventional veterinary medicine.

In animals, acupuncture is mainly used to relieve pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as

  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • after orthopaedic surgery

Will acupuncture help my pet?

Not all animals (or humans) respond to acupuncture but the majority do. Acupuncture is very safe when performed by a trained veterinarian. Vanessa Prior is trained in acupuncture at our practice.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles used for acupuncture are much finer than the needles used for injections. Most animals accept them very well. It is not unusual for animals to relax and become sleepy during treatment.

What does it cost?

For an initial course of 4 weekly sessions the cost is £57.76p. A pain assessment consult costing £28.87p will be required at the start of embarking on a course of acupuncture.

Many, but not all, insurance companies include acupuncture in their policies. Please check with your insurance company whether you are covered and if you will need to pay an excess.

Caring for pets

As many of us are pet owners ourselves, we understand the importance of pets truly being part of the family. We do our best to offer the best care for your pet, with a comprehensive preventative healthcare programme and a range of medical services and surgical facilities to help when everything doesn't go to plan.

We are now in our brand new premises at Ickwell Road, Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire SG18 9BS. Please see our "Contacts" page for further details.

Payment Options

Payment can be made via cash, cheque or debit/credit card.

Account payments can also be made by debit/credit card over the telephone or by BACS.

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