Acupuncture clinic

We provide a Chronic Pain and Acupuncture clinic for dogs, cats and rabbits from our Normanton surgery. Veterinary Surgeon Gemma Halcrow BVMS MRCVS has training in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture (TCM) and Western Veterinary Acupuncture (WVAG).

We use acupuncture to treat a range of orthopaedic and neurological conditions.  Chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis or spondylosis can also benefit from regular acupuncture sessions.  As well as caring for our own patients, we are happy to see referrals from other practices.    We use acupuncture alongside conventional medication because this provides a multimodal approach to pain relief.  This helps to alleviate discomfort and provide a better quality of life for our patients.

What is acupuncture?

We use tiny needles, placed in specific points, to enhance blood circulation and promote healing.  Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and increases the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals.


Appointments are available to see Gemma at our Normanton surgery.  You can request an appointment online here. 

We have available appointments to see Gemma for acupuncture as well as general consultations, each Monday and Tuesday.


In addition we also offer a FREE insurance claim direct service.  This important benefit is usually more convenient for owners and helps to manage ongoing costs.

Further Information

Further information about veterinary acupuncture is available here:

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‘Louis’ a 16 year old Domestic Shorthair, undergoing acupuncture for spinal problems.  Louis is normally a very nervous boy in the surgery, but he became super affectionate during his session.


This assessment tool may also help to identify home modifications that may aid the mobility and comfort of your pet:

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