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Acupuncture

Non-operative pain relief

Acupuncture has been used for many centuries and is the painless positioning of very fine needles to specific points of the body, with good effect. Most used for its pain-killing effect, with animals there can be no placebo effect. The needles act on the nerve impulses at the affected site.

Acupuncture can be used to alleviate pain caused by:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Back pain

Acupuncture is usually performed in a normal consultation appointment, needles are placed place in the animal and left there for 5-15 minutes. Acupuncture is normally performed weekly for an initial period of 3-4 weeks, after which the frequency is adjusted to suit the patient.

Electro-acupuncture may particularly help:

  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Nerve trauma such as disc disease
  • Poor wound healing
  • Cases that have become poor responders to dry needle acupuncture

Cases where electroacupuncture may not be appropriate are those with cardiac arrhythmias, pacemakers, epileptics, metal implants and in pregnancy (due to lack of safety data).

Animals are assessed for suitability for the treatment before embarking on a course and to check that they will be comfortable with treatments.

Appointments can be booked as consultations with the owner present, although your pet can also be admitted as a day patient if this suits you better. 

Ellie is based at our Thornbury Surgery and works Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, call 01454 415478 to make an appointment. All of our contact information can be found here.

For any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact our Bradley Stoke branch (01454 521000 opt. 3 or referrals@rowevetgroup.com). All of our contact information can be found here.

Practice information

Bradley Stoke Hospital

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  • Mon
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tue
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thu
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Fri
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sun
    24hr, Appointment: Emergency only

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01454 521000
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The Veterinary Hospital, Ferndene, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9DT
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01454 521000

Wotton-Under-Edge

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  • Mon
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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01454 521000
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Rowe Veterinary MRI Centre, Bradley Green, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7PP
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01454 521000

Thornbury

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  • Mon
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Sun
    Closed

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01454 521000
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Thornbury Veterinary Surgery, 3 Pullins Green, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2AX
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01454 521000

Abargavenny Eye Clinic

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    Closed
  • Sun
    Closed

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01454 521000
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60 Brecon Rd, Abergavenny, NP7 7RB Appointments can be made by contacting the Bristol Eye Clinic on 01454 521000
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01454 521000

Bridgend Eye Clinic

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  • Mon
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Tue
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:15am - 12:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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01454 521000
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Brackla Park, Ty Arc, Brackla, CF31 2BF Appointments can be made by contacting the Bristol Eye Clinic on 01454 521000
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01454 521000

Carmarthen Eye Clinic

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  • Mon
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Tue
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:15am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:15pm - 12:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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01454 521000
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Old Llangunnor Road, Carmarthen, SA31 2BD Appointments can be made by contacting the Bristol Eye Clinic on 01454 521000
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01454 521000

Chepstow Eye Clinic

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  • Mon
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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01454 521000
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Marlow Vets, Newport Road, Chepstow, NP16 5BB Appointments can be made by contacting the Bristol Eye Clinic on 01454 521000
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01454 521000

Frome Eye Clinic

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  • Mon
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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01454 521000
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Garston House, Portway, Frome, BA11 1PZ Appointments can be made by contacting the Bristol Eye Clinic on 01454 521000
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01454 521000

Weston-Super-Mare Eye Clinic

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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01454 521000
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Summer Lane Veterinary Centre, Summer Lane North, Weston-super-Mare, Worle, BS22 6BE Appointments can be made by contacting the Bristol Eye Clinic on 01454 521000
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01454 521000