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Veterinary Acupuncture

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 to relieve pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, back pain or after orthopaedic surgery.

Acupuncture is very safe when performed by a trained veterinarian. Our Veterinary Surgeon Vanessa Prior is trained to perform acupuncture at our practice.

Will acupuncture help my pet?

Not all animals (or humans) respond to acupuncture, but the majority do. 

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 £88.76. A pain assessment consult costing £40.37 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.

Helping animals with long standing painful conditions.
Vanessa Prior using acupuncture to relieve a pet pain
Vanessa Prior BVSc MRCVS