Dr. Spader

Dr. Spader perfoming acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatment involves placing small needles into the skin at specific points along the body.  The needles are thin and flexible and are left in place for the duration of the
treatment, which lasts about 20-30 minutes.

Doctors have been using acupuncture to treat humans and animals for over 3,000 years.  Acupuncture was first developed in China and is now used in many countries around the world.

Who can treat my pet with acupuncture?

Any veterinarian who has completed an acupuncture training course can treat your pet.  Dr. Erin Spader is a certified veterinary acupuncturist who trained at the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in Reddick, FL.

Dr. Spader is also a certified veterinary food therapist and can recommend diet suggestions to supplement your pet's acupuncture treatment.

What types of conditions can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture can help your pet with many conditions including:

  • Musculoskeletal problems: arthritis, muscle pain, back pain
  • Neurologic problems: seizures, intervertebral disc disease, nerve pain
  • Digestive problems: vomiting, diarrhea, appetite stimulation
  • Behavioral problems, skin problems, allergies
  • Pre-operative and post-operative pain management

Click on one of Dr. Spader's patients below for more information on acupuncture therapy.