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
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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.
I had to take my cat for his annual booster on 28/12/2016, I was approached by Barbara who asked if it was OK for her to treat my cat. I was so shocked that she should even think that it would be a problem and it was all because I had lost my Jess to cancer earlier in the year and it was Barbara that had performed the operation, found it, and had to give me the bad news. Jess was relieved of her pain on April 9th 2016 and I have nothing but praise for the whole team at Clent Hills, especially Barbara, who I am glad to say can look after my cat any time she wants.
Thank you Clent Hills Bromsgrove, thank you so much and I wish you all a very Happy New Year.Kenneth Anthony Jones, Facebook
It’s took me to now to write this review I’m afraid & I do apologise client vets . 4 weeks ago my 2 1/2 year old shih tzu TINY was admitted for 24 hour care due to kidney failure, after 3 days Barbara (the vet) called me while my little girl was being operated on to tell me the prognosis, she was very honest with me and it broke my heart cos I had to let my baby girl go! I didn’t want her to suffer! Barbara is a fantastic vet & very honest, I must also say Janine (nurse) who looked after my Tiny was so lovely & I want to thank you for everything you both did for her! I’m not ready to have another baby shih tzu yet & won’t be for a while but when I am I will definitely be going back to clent vets! These guys are the best ever xxJane Wood, Facebook
Thank you so much to all of the staff at Clent Hills who have given so much love and care to our lovely Zhu Zhu (and us!) over the past 2 weeks, since she lost her leg. We can never thank you nor recommend you highly enough!Angela Kearn, Facebook
Thankyou so much for looking after my springer spaniel Jess after she had some teeth removed. Staff are lovely and I was really impressed that we had a phone call to check that she was OK. Thankyou.Jayne Woodfield, Facebook
Buffy got a new lease of life after her leg amputation. Great job thanks to all the staff xMichele Roberts, Facebook
A huge thank you to Sophie who de-matted our cat Ethel last week, she is a very happy cat now and you made a great job of her coatRachel, Facebook
We visited today for the first time, I can see why they are voted the best in Bromsgrove ! Lovely clean fresh facility, great idea to not only have a cat’s corner, but a cat only clinic! Barbara our vet was very compassionate, kind and genuine! Guinness loved her which means a lot to me as the last couple of times we have been to a vet’s my poor Guinn couldn’t stop shaking!! Lovely helpful Staff, very very clean premises and a lot cheaper than my previous place!!Katie W, Best of Bromsgrove
I would definitely recommend you without a doubt, the care we receive is excellent. I’m able to just drop in and get over-the- counter general advice when I need it, and nothing seems too much trouble here. Plus, my dogs have always loved coming to this Vets!Beverley Stanton, Blog