5 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12:00noon
12 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am
165 New Road
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 12:00noon - 2:30pm
Rear of 24-26 Worcester Road
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Clent Hills’ Vet Laura Buckey is a trained veterinary acupuncturist, recognised by ABVA – Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists.
Having experienced the benefits of acupuncture herself, she underwent an intense training course in October 2017 to understand how this progressive type of treatment can help animals and how and when it should be used.
Acupuncture can be used alongside your pet’s current treatment plan for their condition. The ideal outcome is for their symptoms to improve even further and in some cases, their reliance on medication be decreased.
Present-day acupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles in specific parts of the patient’s body to improve a variety of conditions. It works across many major body systems.
Each needle stimulates cells and increases circulation, releasing neurotransmitters and neurohormones, some of which are endorphins – the body’s natural pain-killing hormones. Acupuncture blocks pain signals to the brain and locally. It also relieves muscle spasms, stimulates nerves, stimulates the body’s defence systems and relaxes the patient.
It can be used as a complementary therapy if your pet is undergoing treatment for:
Acupuncture is also known to increase resistance to some diseases and can help to speed up recovery rates post-surgery.
Arthritis is the most common type of chronic pain in older pets and can affect the legs, back and joints. Acupuncture can be a great support for chronic pain management and long-term conditions.
Veterinary acupuncture can be carried out on most dogs, cats and rabbits without any distress of discomfort.
Acupuncture should not cause your pet pain as it blocks pain signals to the brain and locally. Occasionally there can be a brief moment of sensitivity as the needle penetrates the skin if the area itself is sensitive. Once the needles are in place, your pet should start to feel relaxed and may even fall asleep during treatment.
Each case is different. Veterinary Acupuncturist Laura Buckey recommends 4-6 weekly treatments, however, your pet will be continually assessed to ensure acupuncture and any other treatments are beneficial to their recovery and wellbeing.
Treatments can vary, but a typical acupuncture session will last around 30 minutes.
Acupuncture as a treatment will produce different results in different pets. Each case is different and results can depend on age, lifestyle, their current treatment plan and how well they respond. In some cases, acupuncture can have an immediate effect, in others, it may take 2-3 sessions to see significant results. The more acupuncture sessions a pet has, the longer the effects can last.
Acupuncture should be used alongside your pet’s current treatment plan, therefore a vet referral is required.
Ask your vet to refer your pet to Laura Buckey for acupuncture therapy today.
For more information, fill out our enquiry form below and a member of our team will be in touch.
Saved my little dog’s life.
There is not enough thanks that can be given to Jo the vet, the surgeon who operated and to all the nurses who cared for Lily overnight after suffering with a Pyometra.
You are all stars!Kirsty Halldearn, Facebook
Thank you all so much for caring for Storm today whilst he was in for his little op. Once again, 5* service all round xBeverley Stanton, Facebook
Clent hills vets are amazing, they’re very professional yet friendly. You know that when you have your pets in their care they are well looked after and in good hands. My rabbit was took in not long ago who sadly passed away and they were so empathetic and caring. Everything I needed in regards to support or any questions I had to ask they answered in detail and sympathetically. I wouldn’t have my pets going to any other vets and have recommended to family and friends who now take their pets to Clent Hills too. Thank you for all the hard work you do.Sadie Goddard, Facebook
An amazing vet group which I’ve been going to for over 13 years. Brilliant vets (especially Rod) who couldn’t be more caring, attentive and ‘spot on’ with any diagnosis. Highly recommend.Sarah Russell, Facebook
Such a wonderful vets with caring staff. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.Rachael Tye, Facebook
I cannot recommend Clent hills enough and will sing their praises to anyone who will listen….. The staff today brought my luna back from the brink of death….. I genuinely thought she was dead not moving or breathing no heartbeat…. I turn up in a right state and I’m taken straight through to one of the most dedicated vets I have ever known… luna was worked on for twenty minutes tirelessly Barbara and the nurse refused to give up on my girl and I will be forever grateful to you and your amazing team for bringing my girl back to me…. x xHannah Stokes, Facebook
Rod, Barbara and your amazing team!
There are not enough words to express our eternal gratitude to you all for saving Bella’s life.
It is not just your profession, you all care and show true love to the animals within your care.
You’ve never got exasperated with our questions or worries and been behind us every step of Bella’s journey. To say she has made a miraculous recovery is an understatement and that’s something I never thought we would be able to say.
Thankyou you all so very much, lots of love to you all xxxxxLiz Curran, Facebook
Lovely vets and everyone is so helpful, calm and caring. Thank you and I would recommend you to others.Jack H, Best of Bromsgrove