Malletts Bay Veterinary Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Veterinary Medical Acupuncture to our services.
Dr. Katie Gazo, DVM, cVMA will now be offering acupuncture services to our patients. Dr. Gazo received her Certificate in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture through the CuraCore Integrative Medicine & Education Center. She studied under Dr. Narda Robinson, a leading authority on scientific integrative medicine and former director of Colorado State University's Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine.
Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic method that usually involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles. Modern medical practitioners developed medical acupuncture as an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture. Instead of relying on inexact metaphors to describe the body’s response to treatment, we employ current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, all in keeping with evidence-based medicine. Acupuncture, when combined with western medicine, allows for a more holistic treatment plan for your pet.
Acupuncture can be used to manage a variety of conditions including by not limited to, musculoskeletal issues, IVDD (Inter-vertebral disk disease), inappetance, pain from arthritis, digestive ailments, neurologic problems and much more.
Interested? To proceed, an initial consultation is required and is available by appointment only. You will also have the opportunity for your pet to receive his/her first treatment at the time of the consultation. Acupuncture has a cumulative effect and may require several treatments, Dr. Gazo recommends starting with at least three treatments. Treatment time will vary based on the patient, technique, and condition being treated.
Have further questions? Please contact us at 802-862-2472.
*Rocky was our first MBVH patient to receive an acupuncture treatment from Dr. Gazo.