We are pleased to be able to offer these services for your pets at both of our hospitals.
Dr Jennifer Jobin is a veterinarian with a passion for integrative medicine. She received her acupuncture training with IVAS and is a
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. In an effort to offer even more to her patients, she has completed a two-year course in veterinary osteopathy through IMAOV. After her internship in
equine medicine, lameness and surgery at a large practice in the US, she gained many years of experience treating both horses and small animals in general practice. She loves helping her
clients' small animal companions improve their quality of life.
An acupuncture treatment can have many effects: decreasing pain, causing muscle relaxation, improving circulation as well as others. Conditions that can be treated or helped with acupuncture include: musculoskeletal issues such as lameness, pain in the neck and back, soft tissue injuries, herniated disks, neurological issues, allergies, chronic digestive issues, anxiety and others.
Osteopathy is a manual treatment that was developed for people and adapted to use in animals in the last 50 years by dedicated veterinarians. Osteopathy can be very useful for animals presenting with lameness, chronic problems or multiple issues. Osteopathy can also help with issues related to aging, growth or performance. However, osteopathy is contraindicated in conditions requiring surgical interventions (example: fracture) or in acute or infectious conditions that are better treated by other means.