“How to Choose an acupuncturist for my pet?” by the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture 1. Your veterinary acupuncturist must be a licensed veterinarian. In most states, provinces, and countries, veterinary acupuncture is considered a surgical procedure that, legally, may only be administered by licensed veterinarians. 2. Your veterinary acupuncturist should have considerable formal training in the practice of animal acupuncture.. Veterinary Acupuncture In addition treating humans acupuncture is used worldwide to treat every species of animals. Both large and small animals benefit from the healing techniques used in acupuncture. The sessions are very gentle and often animals sleep during treatments. Common conditions treated by veterinary acupuncture are: Muscle pain, arthritis, spine issues, asthma, skin irritations, GI issues, and reproductive difficulties. Dr. Laura Deloatch is the veterinary acupuncturist at Healing Village Collective. If you have questions about your animal’s particular issues contact us ans she can discuss specific details. The State of Colorado requires pet acupuncture to be performed by licensed veterinarian who is also trained in veterinary acupuncture. This is required to ensure proper safety for the animals being treated. We are very pleased to have Dr. Laura Deloatch on staff at Healing Village Collective. For more information about Laura and her training, jump to her: profile page.