Veterinary Acupuncture for pets from Edgebrook, Illinois

Can Your Pet Benefit from Acupuncture?

Since 1959

Providing High Quality Veterinary Care & Acupuncture to Edgebrook, Illinois Pets.

Terry Animal Hospital is one of the few animal hospitals offering pet acupuncture in the Edgebrook, Illinois area. Acupuncture is a treatment method used in conjunction with traditional veterinary medicine. For more than 3,000 years acupuncture has been used as a means of stimulating specific points on the body to release neurotransmitters such as beta-endorphins and serotonin. Acupuncture has been found to reduce pain associated with hip dysplasia, ligament injuries, and arthritic conditions. These treatments can also reduce seizure duration and frequency and lessen the effects of allergies. Contact us today to discuss acupuncture service for your cat, dog, or other pets. 


Pet Acupuncture can help treat common health conditions such as:
  • Pain  & Inflammation
  • Impaired Mobility
  • Orthopedic Concerns
  • Skin Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral Disc Pathology


How does Acupuncture Work?

The process of administering acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into the skin. This is done to initiate change in the soft tissue. This process results in the stimulation of the nervous system and can lead to an increase in circulation, a decrease in muscle spasm, and the release of natural chemicals and hormones. This is a very safe procedure and allows the body of your pet to treat itself. 


Acupuncture can be used to increase energy levels, improve and increase appetites, treat pain, improve nerve function, as well as address other medical issues. It is often used for patients with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, spinal disease, and hip dysplasia. Acupuncture is also used for treating neurologic issues secondary to muscle pain, trauma, surgery, spondylosis, or intervertebral disc disease. Call 847-256-1131 to learn more. 


Most of the time the acupuncture needles are placed without any reaction from the animal. In fact, many times we have pets relax enough during the treatment to even fall asleep. 

Terry Animal Hospital

1419 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL, 60091

Contact Us

(P) 847-256-1131
(F) 847-256-8418


Monday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:30pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Veterinary Acupuncture Treatment

Most of the time the acupuncture needles are left in place for a matter of seconds upwards of 30 minutes depending on the treatment goals. 

Side effects are not common, and are generally mild but can include:

  • Possible bruising or bleeding at the site of the treatment points
  • Tiredness
Dr. Sarah Blose

Dr. Sarah Blose

Sarah Blose DVM, graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  She has been practicing at Terry Animal Hospital since 2009. In 2002, Dr. Blose received IVAS certification in Veterinary Acupuncture and is passionate about this integrative treatment.  Her other professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, connecting with clients and their families through community education and events. 

Client Testimonials

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Great care for my dog from accupuncture to dental work. I trust Dr. Blose and the other partners a lot. The support staff excellent–helpful and cheerful, it is always a treat to call or come in to the office.

Susan F.

Best vets on the north shore!


“I have been a Customer of Terry Animal Hospital with our different Dogs for the last 24 Years. This is a solid Outfit, the Docs are of high Quality and the Staff extremely helpful and very compassionate” 

Peter W.

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