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 Please note, we are currently scheduling appointments for May, June and July for acupuncture only.
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ind a veterinarian offering emergency and preventive services in your area, go to the omvq site.

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Canine acupuncture dog Montreal

Dr Jennifer Jobin, D.V.M.
 

 After graduating in veterinary medicine, Dr Jobin completed an internship in equine medicine, lameness and surgery. She then gained many years of experience treating both horses and small animals in general practice. Dr Jobin's interest in equine performance led her to pursue integrative medicine in order to offer a more complete range of services to her patients.

 

Dr Jobin received her acupuncture training with IVAS in 2006-2007 and became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. She is trained in veterinary osteopathy through IMAOV. She loves both working with horses and helping her clients' small animal companions improve their quality of life.

 Dr Jennifer Jobin is a veterinarian with a passion for integrative medicine. She is honoured to have served as president for the Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada from 2018 to 2020.


 

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Veterinary Acupuncture

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.

 

Acupuncture is a type of treatment that has been used for many millennia in China. It was initially used on people and work animals (including horses) and was recently adapted to pets. Acupuncture uses small needles at very specific locations, called acupuncture points, to have particular effects. Acupuncture can be used by itself or in combination with other medical or surgical treatments to improve the quality of life of a patient.

 

At the beginning of a consultation, the patient will receive a physical examination and be evaluated in his/her entirety, then an acupuncture point prescription will be made depending on the animal and the cause for consultation. Every point will be treated with needling or local pressure and will be chosen for a particular reason. The number of needles used will vary depending on the diagnosis and the patient.

 

Sessions are done in a calm environment and are generally a moment of relaxation for the patient. The patient can be particularly calm or feel tired for a day or two after the session. It is generally recommended to abstain from performance or competition for at least 2 days after a session to allow the patient to gain the maximum benefits from the treatment.

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