Scheduled for an acupuncture visit? Please fill out our history form PRIOR to your visit.

Beginning June 9th, 2022, West Davis Veterinary Center will be proud to offer acupuncture visits with our credentialed doctor, Dr. Lacie Carlisle.

Each initial visit will be 1 hour. Dr. Carlisle offers therapies such as aquapuncture and electroacupuncture to aide in the health and balance of your pet.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the placement of very fine needles in specific locations which stimulate the body’s natural immunity, release natural pain killers (endorphins), and help correct imbalances that result in disease.

What are the types of acupuncture treatment?

  • dry needle therapy, which is the use of needles alone

  • aquapuncture, which involves the injection of saline or vitamin B-12 into acupoints

  • electroacupuncture, which involves connecting electrical leads to deliver safe microvolt levels of electrical stimulation into acupoints.

How can acupuncture help my pet?

Veterinary acupuncture has been around for more than 2,000 years in China and more recently in other countries. It is used to treat everything from infertility and performance issues in horses to arthritis and intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) in cats and dogs. It can also be used as part of an integrative treatment (along with conventional Western veterinary medicine) to manage chronic diseases such as heart disease, renal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, Cushings disease, and more! Finally, acupuncture can help with sudden onset vomiting, diarrhea, allergy flare ups, and even anxiety. Please ask to see if acupuncture might be able to help your pet.