Wingrove Veterinary Services

R.R.#1 8737 Wellington Rd 124
Guelph, ON N1H6H7

(519)856-9541

wingrovevet.ca

 

 

 

Services Provided at Wingrove Veterinary

House Calls

Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery

Ophthalmology (including CERF)

Ultrasound

Radiology

In-House Laboratory

Dentistry including Digital Dental X-Rays

Semen Collection and Artificial Insemination

OFA Hip & Elbow Certification

Acupuncture

Chiropractor

Grooming

24 Hour Veterinary Care  

 

 NEW! ACUPUNCTURE by a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Wingrove Veterinary Services is excited to announce that we are now offering in clinic or mobile acupuncture with Dr. Cindy Favaro. There are currently only 9 certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturists in Ontario. Dr. Favaro is completing her certification in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) from the Chi Institute in Florida (https://www.tcvm.com/Home.aspx).

Acupuncture is a method of placing needles into the skin at specific points on the body to control pain or induce healing. The goal is to promote healing by correcting imbalances in the body. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system, enhances blood circulation, and encourages the release of pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory hormones. It can be used alone, but is most commonly used in conjunction with conventional Western medicine.

Owners of pets in some clinical trials have reported benefits for acupuncture in the care and management of the following conditions in their pets, particularly when coupled with more traditional therapies:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions (back pain, arthritis)
  • Neurological disorders (IVDD, seizures)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (poor appetite)
  • Skin conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Quality of life, maintenance and enhancement, and hospice care

It is important to note that some clinical conditions do not respond to acupuncture and must be managed with more traditional western medical approaches.

Is acupuncture safe?

Absolutely! It is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Most animals feel essentially no pain during insertion of the acupuncture needles, and the majority tend to be very relaxed and may even fall asleep during the treatment! Although side effects are rare, they can occur in a small number of individuals. Side effects include:

  • Sleepiness or lethargy up to 24 hours after treatment
  • Worsening of your pet’s condition for up to 2 days after treatment

These possible side effects may reflect changes occurring in the body and can be followed by an improvement in your pet’s condition. If you have any concerns following treatment, you are welcome to contact the hospital to see if your pet is experiencing a normal reaction to treatment. As with any therapy, it is extremely important to notify your veterinarian if your pet’s condition fails to improve or worsens.

What treatment plans are available?

At Wingrove, for those who choose it, we strongly encourage the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to more traditional therapeutic approaches. Patients generally start with 1-3 acupuncture sessions per week for the first 4-6 weeks. In cases where improvement is seen, positive results are usually observed by the 3rd treatment. Once an optimal result is achieved (normally 4-8 treatments), the acupuncture therapy is tapered off. Animals with chronic conditions are often tapered down to 2-4 sessions per year.

One of the most essential services we have to offer to you at Wingrove Veterinary is preventative medicine - keeping your pet well and diagnosing problems early. The key to preventive medicine is regular examinations and appropriate vaccinations.

During a comprehensive examination our veterinarians are able to recognize early signs of disease or other problems that need attention. With you as an advocate for your pet, the vet is better able to diagnose and provide treatment.

 Vaccinating your pets

Vaccinations are an essential component in maintaining your pet's good health, as they provide protection against many common and possibly life threatening diseases. There has been great controversy recently surrounding vaccination protocols and for this reason we have also re-examined our vaccination policies. There is no clear answer as to how much vaccinating is too much or how far you can cut back yet not leave your pets at risk. At Wingrove we have always believed that what needs to be considered foremost is your particular pet and his/her associated risk. We want to do what is best for each individual pet. At the annual examination appointment, our veterinarians will discuss your pets relative risk and overall health and together with you decide which vaccinations are most appropriate. 

 

Wingrove provides extra services such as orthopedic surgery (ACL injury, fractures etc), board-certified ophthalmologist, dentistries with digital dental x-rays, ultrasonography, and chiropractics. Our veterinarians routinely provide services necessary to breeders including x-rays for OFA certification as well as artificial insemination and c-sections. We offer our regular clients who are CKC registered breeders a kennel discount and a reduced vaccination rate for those clients bringing in more than three pets.

For our clients, our own veterinarians are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you are able to reach us when you need us.

Your privacy is important to us. Privacy of personal information is an important principle to Wingrove Veterinary Services. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the goods and services we provide. For our complete privacy statement see Privacy Policy on this website.

 

We appreciate your interest and look forward to serving you.