Dr. Jolynn Chappell and Dr. Sarah Abernathey are certified in veterinary acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medical technique used to treat a variety of conditions ranging from chronic degenerative joint disease to respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurologic and urinary tract disorders.  It is also considered helpful in improving the body’s immune system and is especially helpful in relieving chronic pain. Technically, it is the process of stimulating precise points on the body to cause the release of chemical cascades, neurotransmitters and endorphins to modulate pain. Acupuncture has practical and measured scientific benefits and when used with pain management medications, physical therapy and weight loss plans, it can be extremely beneficial to the pet’s quality of life.

Acupuncture is used in a variety of pets including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. Just as animals respond differently to medications, they may also respond differently to the acupuncture treatments.