5 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
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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.
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
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
Thank you to everyone who looked after Henry since yesterday. He is absolutely zonked at home but very comfortable. You are the best vets in the world!!!Claire, Vet Help DIrect
So happy we chose Clent hills to help look after our dogs, staff are always really nice and friendly and give great easy to understand advice! Keep up the good work!Natalie Hayhurst, Facebook
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A great big “Thank You” to everyone at Clent Hills who has taken care of Sebastien over the past 5 days! It’s been a really upsetting time but he seems totally unfazed by the whole experience! Hopefully he won’t be eating any more Night Nurse capsules….Theagh Bytheway, Facebook
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