Dr. Evans practices Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) by offering acupuncture along with conventional (western) medical treatment. This allows her to help support your pet’s health to the fullest, and to maximize the potential for a successful outcome.
After practicing for 15 years in mixed animal practise, Dr. Evans became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specifically the use of acupuncture for pain management. After research and a positive personal experience with acupuncture, she enrolled in the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Acupuncture (IVAS) course in 2014 and became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) in 2015.
Acupuncture consists of inserting very fine needles into specific locations in the body that stimulate the body’s healing response. Acupuncture operates under the principle that everything in the body is connected. Stimulating one area of the body with acupuncture needles can help with health problems in other areas. Acupuncture treatments often last for 10-30 minutes and many pets become very relaxed during and after the treatment.
Acupuncture is effective for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions associated with the musculoskeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, dermatological or reproductive systems. Senior pets and working animals presenting with arthritis, chronic pain, or repetitive strain injuries have benefited from acupuncture treatments at Melville Veterinary Clinic.
Depending on your pet’s needs, acupuncture may be used on its own or it may be combined with conventional therapies and medication. When used for painful conditions, acupuncture will often result in your pet needing less pain medications, and in some cases, pain medication may even be discontinued.
If you have questions about acupuncture and how it could help your pet, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Evans at 306 728 4456.
Dr. Evans is currently a member of the following veterinary acupuncture associations.