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
Unit 2, Rear of 24-26 Worcester Road Bromsgrove B61 7AE
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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. Read more about Laura Buckey
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.
Love them, been with them when sam was 8 weeks old, he is now 8 years old, have a new puppy now, and he’s going to his 1st puppy party this week, staff are always welcoming when you go.Lynn Stanton, Facebook
Before we got our dogs I visited all the local vets and these guys were the only ones to give me really good advice and lots of information. So glad we chose them, I know whenever my fur babies need anything they are in the safest a of hands.N Hayhurst, Vet Help DIrect
Always easy to get an appointment and staff are extremely helpful and understanding. The TLC package is good value for money.Kate Adams, Facebook
What a great vets, you go there all worried and nervous for your pet and they put you right at ease. The treatment is first class and you can’t fault the staff they are lovely.Natalie S, Best of Bromsgrove
The best vets I have been to by far…They looked after our dog harvey right up to the end and us too…We now take our puppy archie there as we know he will be treated with the same professional manner wonderful people.Carol Gracie, Facebook
Thank you all so much for looking after Ollie today for his op and to the staff that helped me this morning when the little devil escaped from his basket he’s now back to his normal naughty loud self (thank goodness) you all do a fab job.Julie Owen, 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
I’d like to thank clent hills and who ever brought our jack Russell in who’d taken herself on a walk and was found, Thankyou so much for contacting us and finding her!Charlotte Pearman, Facebook