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Dr. Couch’s Special Veterinary Expertise

Are you curious about veterinary acupuncture? Did you know that Dr. Couch has experience with animal acupuncture? Are you looking at this page and thinking, “acupuncture for dogs, WHAT!?!” Whatever the case, we’re here to answer all your questions about veterinary acupuncture and whether it may be right for you and your pet. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. It is very well known in human medicine these days, but did you know it was studied on animals (horses) before it was ever studied on people?! This means veterinary acupuncture has been a valuable method of medicine for over 2000 years.

Acupuncture can be beneficial for all pets. However, we see the most obvious benefit in treating dogs (or cats, or even small exotics) with chronic conditions (like kidney disease, liver disease, etc.), arthritis or other painful conditions, neuromuscular diseases (like a slipped disc), seizures, and anxiety/other behavioral issues. At West Asheville Family Vet, we believe that acupuncture (and other types of integrative medicine) are best combined with traditional medicine for the most successful outcomes. Ask us today if acupuncture is a good option for your pet.  We look forward to hearing from you. You can book your next appointment online now!

Dr. Couch has experience in other integrative medicines for pets, including holistic medicine, veterinary homeopathy & special rehabilitation for animals. These services for dogs & cats can be hard to find in Asheville but are available at West Asheville Family Vet.

West Asheville Family Vet Now Offers Care For Small Mammals

Adding to her list of veterinary care specialties is providing care for pocket pets, or small mammals. Dr. Couch cares for pockets pets, including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and rats. Give us a call for your small animal needs. We can not accommodate exotics, birds or farm animals this time.

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