Veterinary Acupuncture

Truman receives acupuncture treatment


As a complement to our full range of conventional veterinary medical services, the hospital offers veterinary acupuncture, based on traditional Chinese medical practices dating back thousands of years. By integrating acupuncture into our practice, we have broadened our range of treatment options and significantly improved the health and quality of life for a number of dogs and cats in our care.

Acupuncture involves inserting specially-designed sterile needles into specific points along the body's natural energy channels, called meridian lines. Acupuncture helps the body heal itself by stimulating nerves, increasing blood circulation, triggering the release of helpful hormones and promoting other beneficial physiological effects. Acupuncture is one of the safest therapies available. Side effects are rare.

Although acupuncture is not a cure-all, it can relieve pain and promote healing for pets suffering from:

•  Arthritis or intervertebral disc problems,
•  Skin allergies,
•  Respiratory problems or
•  Gastrointestinal problems.



We find acupuncture especially beneficial for pets not responding as well as we would like or not able to tolerate conventional treatment.

Dr. Brady studied at the renowned Chi Institute and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

Receiving acupuncture treatments from Dr. Brady are: (above) an older dog with arthritis and (left) a kitten with a severe upper respiratory infection.