If you are interested in taking a more naturopathic route in your pet’s health care, Richland Animal Clinic offers pet acupuncture services for cats and dogs!
Nashville pet owners - Do you have an aging pet or a pet suffering from arthritis, joint conditions, gastrointestinal or reproductive disorders? Pet acupuncture can help pets with many chronic ailments!
Richland Animal Clinic in west Nashville offers veterinary acupuncture services for cats and dogs!
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into the body tissue in order to relieve both localized and general pain and inflammation. Acupuncture can stimulate the release of toxins and wastes and improve blood circulation and oxygenation.
Some of the clinical conditions where veterinary acupuncture may be recommended:
Respiratory problems - sinusitis, laryngitis, bronchial asthma, chronic coughing, pneumonia
Musculoskeletal disorders - chronic degenerative joint disease, intervertebral disc disease, spondylosis, hip dysplasia, disunited anconeal process, tendonitis, sprains, muscle spasms e.g. trapezius spasm
Reproductive, endocrine, and metabolic disorders - ovarian cysts, dystocia, retained placenta, uterine prolapse, mastitis, udder edema, milk fever, hepatitis, jaundice
Immunosupportive and allergic disorders
Dermatologic disorders - lick granulomas, allergic dermatitis
Urinary disorders - incontinence, cystitis, urine retention
Pet emergencies - cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest
Meet Your Nashville Pet Acupuncturists - Terry Brockman, DVM, CVA & Carolyn Benedetto, DVM
Dr. Terry Brockman is a 1982 graduate of University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she began working with both small and large animals and did relief vet work in Nashville. In 1989, she purchased Claughton Animal Clinic and renamed it Richland Animal Clinic. She began an interest in alternative veterinary medicine and in 1992, she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and performs pet acupuncture services to dogs and cats.
Dr. Carolyn Benedetto is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and the recipient of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Award. During vet school, she became certified in veterinary acupuncture at the Curacore Integrative Medicine Center in Colorado. Dr. Carolyn moved to Nashville with her husband Patrick, who attends Vanderbilt Law School, and her two sweet rescue dogs - Ophie & Zoey. Her professional interests include pet dentistry, ultrasonography and speaking with clients about how to best care for pets to strengthen the human-animal bond. She also has experience working with work dogs, service dogs and guide dogs and trained with Guide Dogs for the Blind in California.