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.
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I first took my puppy storm here 8 years ago, the staff and vets make you feel individual and that your pet and you are special, their expertise is second to none, Rod the head vet is amazing, unfortunately around the age of five he diagnosed my German Shepherd as having pannus an immune system disease, that affects her eyes. I was mortified, the sole care and attention he has given her is exemplary. Clent Hills Vets ticks all the boxes, No.1 all the way, I highly recommend Clent hills vets, Hagley, to anyone who loves their pets the way we love ours, more than just a vets, that’s Clent hills all the way.Vivian Childe, Facebook
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Thank you so much to all the wonderful staff at Clent Hills Vets who have been fantastic with my Guinea Pig Martha over the last few weeks. Not only that but they have been very reassuring and not once dismissed my worry over her. She’s back home today after a procedure to flush her bladder and is currently munching away on her hay so is doing really well. See you all again in a few days for her post op checkup!Gemma Mallett, Facebook
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