A technique used for thousands of years, acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that promotes healing, relieves pain and releases stress-relieving hormones by inserting thin needles into pressure points of the body. A holistic form of therapy, Acupuncture is also a great alternative to over-the-counter and prescription medications, which tend to have negative side effects on the body. Other benefits of acupuncture include increase in blood circulation, stimulation of nerves, relief of muscle spasms and psychological benefits.
Devised on a case by case basis, treatment plans are created from your pet’s symptoms, condition and pain severity. Sessions vary in length and are typically between 15 minutes and 1 hour long. Acupuncture therapy is usually recommended for 1-2 times per week.
Lakeland has a veterinarian with certification in acupuncture that visits the hospital on a regular basis to provide acupuncture to your pets.
Acupuncture therapy can provide relief for pets with:
Degenerative Joint Disease
Trauma & Injury
Disc & Neurologic Disorders
Surgical Procedures & Advanced Surgery
At Lakeland Veterinary Hospital, we understand surgery may be a stressful time for you and your pet. We are here for you every step of the way and take extraordinary care to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort from beginning to end. Our surgical team is highly trained with extensive experience in a range of general and advanced surgical procedures.
When more advanced orthopedic/specialty procedures are needed, Lakeland has a team of board certified surgeons who travel to our hospital to perform surgery at Lakeland, under our care, so you don’t have to travel.
Prior to every surgery performed, the veterinarian will complete a pre-operative assessment to ensure your pet is healthy enough for surgery and can withstand anesthesia. The pre-operative assessment includes a blood test and physical examination. During this time, you will also be able to voice any questions or concerns you have about the procedure and learn more about post-operative care.
On the day of surgery, we ensure comprehensive pain management is always performed by continually monitoring your pet’s anesthetic and vital signs.
After surgery, we closely monitor your pet’s pain level so that they will comfortably wake up from their anesthesia-induced slumber as pain-free as possible.