At Vida Veterinary Care, we provide unique veterinary services that can be used to support traditional veterinary medical care. These services include laser therapy and acupuncture. Please click on the header below to learn more about each service.
Laser Therapy for Pets
The veterinary team at Vida Veterinary Care makes your pet’s comfort our priority.
Laser therapy is a tool that utilizes low level laser to stimulate areas of your pet’s body. It emits a precise beam of light that is pointed directly at a target area in the body. This modality can be used to:
- Increase mobility
- Minimize joint stiffness
- Promote healing and tissue repair
- Reduce swelling
- …and more
Whether your pet suffers from chronic pain, has recently sustained an injury, or is recovering from a surgery, laser therapy can be used to improve your pet’s quality of life. To learn more about laser therapy, we invite you to watch the video below:
Why Laser Therapy?
We utilize laser therapy because it has been proven to work! Pet owners are thrilled with the results of laser therapy treatment on their pets. We have received the following testimonial from one of our satisfied clients:
“We now believe in laser treatments! After 6 treatments, Wilma walked/ran 1/2 mile at Elk Meadow Open Space Park. Before the treatments, Wilma’s transportation at the park was a DoggyRide Stroller or a parent. Wilma will be 13 in December!”
If you suspect that your pet is in pain and might benefit from laser therapy, we would love to talk with you about this modality! Please contact our team today to set up a consultation for your pet. We will be happy to examine your pet and determine whether laser therapy would be an appropriate treatment option for their needs.
Acupuncture is a complementary Eastern medicine often used in conjunction with traditional veterinary medicine to aid in treatment. This treatment option is often used to help relieve pain and promote healing for some of the following conditions or symptoms:
- Back pain
- Cancer pain or side effects of chemotherapy
- …and more
How Pet Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture, which has been practiced on humans for centuries, involves the insertion of special, tiny, sterile needles into very specific points on the body. The chosen points are connected to the central nervous system and internal organs. The needles come in various sizes and are placed at various depths in the body, to achieve specific purposes. The veterinarian chooses the points on the body that will be used after conducting a complete examination and evaluation of your pet to determine their needs.
A veterinary acupuncture treatment typically lasts 20-30 minutes and is best performed in a series over the course of several weeks, for optimal results. We generally do not recommend acupuncture as a standalone treatment but offer it in conjunction with appropriate traditional veterinary medical treatments.
Is Veterinary Acupuncture the Right Choice for Your Pet?
The Vida Veterinary Care team can work with you to determine if veterinary acupuncture is an appropriate treatment option for your pet. We have seen great success with this treatment firsthand and recommend acupuncture to a number of our patients. Please contact us to schedule a consultation and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your pet’s needs and our recommendations.