Who will treat my pet?
Your pet will be treated by Elspeth Riley BVMS MRCVS. Her interest in acupuncture started when she was a vet student and watched pets being treated with amazing results. She completed a Foundation Course in Veterinary Acupuncture in October 2012 and since then has been treating dogs and cats with acute and chronic pain with positive results.
Conditions treated with acupuncture include:
- Hip/elbow dysplasia.
- Back injuries.
- Any long term pain.
What does treatment involve?
Initial consultations last about 45 minutes. In this time a full history will be taken and your pet examined. This, along with any diagnostics and treatment already performed by your regular vet, will be used to work out a treatment plan for your pet. You will be able to remain with your pet while treatment is carried out.
Follow up consultations vary in length depending on how your pet responds to treatment but are generally 20-30 minutes.
Acupuncture is given as course of treatment, usually weekly for four weeks. Your pet will have very fine needles inserted into the skin at relevant acupuncture points. Most pets do not notice the needles being inserted, and remain unaware of the needles during treatment. The majority of patients relax and sometimes fall asleep during treatment.
How much will acupuncture treatment cost?
Initial consultation at County Vets £86.08
Follow up consultation £57.98