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Pet Acupuncture in Sarasota & Parrish, FL

Sarasota pet owners - are you looking for an integrated medical approach to your pet's healthcare? Do you have a senior pet or a pet suffering from arthritis, joint issues, gastrointestinal or reproductive disorders? Pet acupuncture can help pets with many chronic ailments!

Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital offers veterinary acupuncture services for cats and dogs at both our Sarasota and Parrish locations.

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into the body in order to relieve both localized and general pain and inflammation. Acupuncture can stimulate the release of toxins and wastes and improve blood circulation and oxygenation.

Veterinary acupuncture may be recommended for:

  • Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders
  • Respiratory problems - sinusitis, laryngitis, bronchial asthma, chronic coughing, pneumonia
  • Neurological disorders
  • Nerve paralysis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders - joint disease, intervertebral disc disease, spondylosis, hip dysplasia, disunited anconeal process, tendonitis, sprains, muscle spasms e.g. trapezius spasm
  • Reproductive, endocrine and metabolic disorders - ovarian cysts, dystocia, retained placenta, uterine prolapse, mastitis, udder edema, milk fever, hepatitis, jaundice
  • Immunosupportive and allergic disorders
  • Dermatologic disorders - lick granulomas, allergic dermatitis
  • Urinary disorders - incontinence, cystitis, urine retention
  • Pet emergencies - cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest

Meet Your Sarasota Pet Acupuncturists - Dr. Ashley McNamee

Dr. Ashley McNamee grew up in Detroit but moved to Sarasota to attend Ringling Art School, but decided on veterinary medicine as a career path after working in an animal clinic.  She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and started at Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital in 2017 and then studied at the Chi Institute for pet acupuncture and is receiving her Certified Veterinary Acupuncture license.   Dr. McNamee is also a guinea pig enthusiast and loves rabbits and cares for pocket pets, exotic pets, along with dogs and cats. 

Dr. McNamee lives in Sarasota with her fiancee, a doctor of Chinese Medicine & acupuncture, and has 2 Siamese cats at home plus outdoor cats that adopted her!