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Office: 442-777-2262

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Our Mission

Del Dios Veterinary Acupuncture provides pain relief and healing for your pet through mobile veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Ann-Marie Wolfrum DVM CVA is an equine sports medicine veterinarian with certification in veterinary acupuncture and advanced training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM).  Dr. Wolfrum works in concert with your primary veterinarian to bring high quality integrative  medicine to your pet. 

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Meet Dr. Wolfrum

Dr. Ann-Marie Wolfrum DVM CVA established Del Dios Veterinary Acupuncture to focus on healing patients through Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) by providing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to equine and canine patients.

Dr. Wolfrum grew up in Massachusetts riding and competing show hunters. During her undergraduate education in Michigan (BA in Economics), she started the Calvin College Equestrian Team that still competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) to this day.  She obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine  from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine here in sunny Southern California. During veterinary school, she attended the Chi Institute near Ocala, Florida where she studied Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA).

Upon graduation from Western University of the Health Sciences, Dr. Wolfrum furthered her clinical skills by completing a rigorous one year equine internship at Pacific Crest Equine, a referral hospital in Exeter, CA. At Pacific Crest Equine, she was responsible for ICU cases, emergency cases, and general practice that included a variety of horses ranging from working cowhorses to Olympic eventing horses.

After her internship, she worked as an associate veterinarian at San Dieguito Equine Group, an ambulatory equine practice focused on sport and racing horses in Southern California.  With access to boarded specialists, advanced imaging, and a team of talented equine sports medicine veterinarians and technicians, she honed her skills in orthopedics while providing elite care to race and sport horses in San Diego and Orange Counties.  

Dr. Wolfrum continues to pursue excellence in acupuncture and TCVM by attending advanced acupuncture courses and extensive continuing education through the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA), American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association  (AHVMA),  the Chi Institute and other organizations. She is currently focused on becoming a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH).

When she is not attending to her patients, Dr. Wolfrum enjoys hiking with her husband, Jerad, and spending time with their pets in beautiful Del Dios.Me

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Equine Acupuncture

Equine Acupuncture Appointments take place at the barn or training facility where the horse is located. Appointments usually take place in a quiet and open work area such as the cross ties or wash rack. The first appointment is usually around 90 minutes. Followup appointments are 30-60 minutes depending on the needs of the patient.

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Canine Acupuncture

Dogs appreciate acupuncture too! Canine Acupuncture Appointments take place at your home. All we need is a quiet place free of distraction and other pets. A living room rug can be quite comfortable for an older dog, or if weather permits, a shaded area out doors. Canine acupuncture appointments are usually 30-60 minutes depending on the needs of the patient.

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Free Custom Herbal Consult

To extend the effects of each acupuncture appointment, custom Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulas can be prescribed for your pet. Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years to help bring patients back into balance. We use Dr. Xie's Jing Tang Herbs located in Reddick, Florida. Ask Dr. Wolfrum about a free herbal consult to see how Chinese Herbal Formulas can benefit your pet.

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Reports

Each Acupuncture appointment comes with an ACURO report that is sent to the client, trainer, and primary care veterinarian. This way the entire health care team has access to the patient's acupuncture exam and treatment information.

Rates

  • $125 per appointment for equine acupuncture or canine acupuncture.

    • Appointments include a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical exam and dry needling. Electroacupuncture, hemoacupuncture, aquapuncture or essential oils may also be included in the appointment free of charge.

    • Free customized herbal consults are available through the herbalists at the Chi Institute/Jing Tang herbal. Chinese Herbal Formulas can run between $50-$150 for a 30 day course.

  • Contact Dr. Wolfrum for more information on farm call fees and availability in other counties.

 

Philosophy

All veterinarians vow to protect animal health, and to prevent and relieve animal suffering. This oath is the veterinary equivalent of "do no harm".  At Del Dios Veterinary Acupuncture, we believe that the absence of appropriate veterinary medical care is harmful to our beloved pets. For this reason, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)  should be used as Integrative Medicine-- as an adjunct to traditional Western Medicine.  Your primary general practice veterinarian is the best person to address emergency needs as well as annual wellness care. Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and TCVM  are wonderful  and effective therapies that  are often  appropriate for musculoskeletal concerns, chronic internal medicine conditions or conditions where traditional treatments need to be avoided due to the specific needs of the patient (e.g. drug allergies, steroid risk).  

In an effort to pursue the highest quality medicine for your pet, we require the name and contact information of your primary care veterinarian before we commence with treatments.  Clients are required to have a valid Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) with their primary care veterinarian; this means that an exam must have been performed by your primary care veterinarian within the last year. 

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New Client Customer Information and Payment Authorization

 

Please complete the form below—

** This form is required prior to your appointment so that Dr. Wolfrum Can provide the best possible treatment for your pet**

Owner Name *
Owner Name
Owner Phone Number *
Owner Phone Number
Owner Billing Address
Owner Billing Address
Trainer/Agent Name
Trainer/Agent Name
Trainer Phone Number
Trainer Phone Number
Primary Veterinarian Name *
Primary Veterinarian Name
Clients are required to have a valid Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationshipi (VCPR) with their primary care veterinarian; this means that an exam must have been performed by your primary care veterinarian within the last year.
Primary Veterinarian Phone Number
Primary Veterinarian Phone Number
Please also include level of competition if applicable (ie 3' Hunter or Prix St George Dressage)
Patient Boarding Location
Patient Boarding Location
The Patient Boarding Location is where the pet resides (if separate from owner mailing address). Please include farm name and gate code if applicable as well as specific barn if it is a multi-farm property.
Please note that payment is due at time of service. Cash, personal check, or ACH payment (Zelle or Venmo) are preferred. If paying with credit card, please see description below for authorization of credit card payment.
Credit Card Payment Authorization
**PLEASE NOTE**Credit Card Number will be taken ONLY in person or over the phone and will be stored securely on the QuickBooksOnline encrypted server.
 

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Office: 442-777-2262

Office@deldiosdvm.com

 

Our Office

9727 Cabrillo Place
Escondido, CA, 92029
United States

 
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