Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa

Veterinarians serving the Upper Keys, Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier and Ocean Reef

Island Hammock Pet Hospital®
and Boarding Villa

Veterinarians serving the Upper Keys, Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier and Ocean Reef

Pets & Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE 

Like human medicine, acupuncture in veterinary medicine can play a useful role and yield significant benefits in the treatment of many medical issues. It is very important that it is done properly. If not done properly, it will fail and potentially cause harm to the patient.

Although an acupuncture specific certification is not required to practice acupuncture in the State of Florida, like any specialized medical discipline, we strongly recommend that these unique and specific treatments be performed only be a veterinarian who is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has significant experience performing acupuncture.

Acupuncture is used to treat specific ailments. We believe it is important for pet owners to focus on basic preventative care and hopefully avoid advanced medical treatments. In cases where acupuncture may be a viable alternative and/or compliment to conventional medicine, we think it is important to discuss the pros, cons and costs with our clients and make the appropriate recommendations.