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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