Veterinary Acupuncture

Can Your Pet Benefit from Acupuncture?

Since 1959

Providing High Quality Veterinary Care

Terry Animal Hospital is one of the few animal hospitals in Chicago’s North Shore to offer acupuncture as a treatment method in conjunction to 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. Can also reduce seizure duration and frequency and lessen effects of allergies. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment. 


  • Pain Relief
  • Improve Mobility
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Orthopedic Concerns
  • Skin Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Inter-vertebral 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 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 treat pain, improve nerve function, increase energy levels and appetite, 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.


Most of the time the acupuncture needles are placed without any reaction from the animal. Many times your pet may 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

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

Client Testimonials

“I love the entire staff at Terry. The are so kind and professional. They have gone above and beyond to help us in every way possible. We came to the practice looking for the best care for our 3 older dogs and feel fortunate to have found them”

Janice W.

“All of the Doctors and staff truly care. Probably the last practice of its kind. I drive 120 miles to come here. That should speak volumes. The level of compassion has not changed since Dr. Terry (1960’s).”

Todd C.

“Ifeel like everyone knows me and cares about my pets. They also care about me. And we have great converations while I’m waiting! Twice my perscription was delivered to my house by somone who was in the neighborhood. Thanks! “

Barbara A.

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