Improving lives through personalized care. We treat you like family and each patient like our own pet.

Improving lives through personalized care. We treat you like family and each patient like our own pet.

Improving lives through personalized care. We treat you like family and each patient like our own pet.

Pet Acupuncture in Birmingham/Homewood

Pet Acupuncture

If you are interested in taking a holistic route in your pet’s health care, Standifer’s Animal Clinic in Homewood offers pet acupuncture services.

Do you have an aging pet or a pet suffering from arthritis, joint conditions, gastrointestinal or reproductive disorders? Pet acupuncture can help senior pets and pets suffering from many chronic ailments.

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into the body tissue in order to relieve both localized and general pain and inflammation. Acupuncture can stimulate the release of toxins and wastes and improve blood circulation and oxygenation.

Some of the clinical conditions where veterinary acupuncture may be recommended:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Respiratory problems - sinusitis, laryngitis, bronchial asthma, chronic coughing, pneumonia

  • Neurological disorders

  • Nerve paralysis

  • Musculoskeletal disorders - joint disease, intervertebral disc disease, hip dysplasia, tendonitis, sprains, muscle spasms, arthritis

  • Reproductive, endocrine, and metabolic disorders - ovarian cysts, uterine prolapse, mastitis, udder edema, milk fever, hepatitis, jaundice

  • Dermatologic disorders - lick granulomas, allergic dermatitis

  • Urinary disorders - incontinence, cystitis, urine retention

  • Pet emergencies - cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest

Meet Your Birmingham Pet Acupuncturist – Desiree Cooley, DVM, CVA

With an interest in holistic adjunctive therapies as a complement to traditional veterinary medicine, Dr. Desiree Cooley attended the Chi Institute while at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine to attain an animal acupuncture certification and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). She also utilizes herbal and food recommendations to better help patients in a holistic manner in addition to traditional medical therapies.
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Schedule Your Pet’s Acupuncture Appointment

Call 871-8186 for a veterinary consult with Dr. Cooley to discuss if acupuncture would benefit your pet.