Acupuncture works by stimulating nerves and releasing endorphins that travel in blood vessels to provide natural pain relief without side effects.  Most acupuncture points are located where nerve endings, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and fascial connective tissue come together.

Conditions that may be helped by acupuncture include: chronic arthritis, hind end weakness, disc disease with severe neck/back pain or even hind end paralysis, chronic kidney disease, separation anxiety and behavior problems, supplemental treatment for seizures, improving appetite/reduce nausea for patients living with cancer or going through chemotherapy/radiation treatment, chronic sinusitis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and chronic constipation.

Acupuncture is very powerful and very safe
.  It is best to use acupuncture in conjunction with traditional treatments recommended by your veterinarian.  Traditional measures of health, such as bloodwork and x-rays are invaluable to monitor progression of diseases, such as chronic kidney disease and arthritis.  

Acupuncture does not help every patient and it often does not "cure" a chronic condition.  The goal is to improve quality of life and help with pain control and mobility.

At Healthy Balance Vet, we work alongside your pet’s primary care veterinarian to provide your pet with comprehensive care to reduce pain, promote improved organ function, and improve neuro-muscular function.

Fee Schedule:   

Please CALL or EMAIL Dr. Hemmett to discuss your pet's health concerns, likelihood of response to Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) and/or Acupuncture, to schedule an initial evaluation/treatment session, and discuss a treatment plan, etc.

Acupuncture/Other Services


The backbone and limbs of the patient are gently palpated to assess for normal motion of joints.  Lack of motion leads to: pain, joint instability, muscle weakness, and risk for injury.  Motion can be improved with VSMT adjustments.   Adjustments improve joint motion and function of the neurologic and muscular systems, as well as improve blood flow, and overall health.

​Conditions that may be helped by VSMT include: agility performance, hind end weakness, lameness, trouble on stairs, and chronic pain.

Most patients benefit from VSMT adjustments monthly to quarterly, depending on the individual health of the patient, activity level, and life-style or use.  Dr. Hemmett will recommend an individualized treatment plan, based on her examination of your pet, as well as their response to therapy.

Fee Schedule:   Please CALL or EMAIL for details.