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Pain Management


Veterinary acupuncture is an ancient technique of placing needles into special points, called acupoints, in order to affect the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”). Traditional Chinese Medicine describes qi as energy in the body. Qi flows along channels, or meridians, similarly to how a car moves along a winding highway. By western definition, the patient benefits from needle placement along these meridians through stimulation of certain local biochemical substances that can control pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and stimulate the immune system. Acupuncture is used in a variety of ways, but the most common way is to improve pain control in patients suffering from degenerative joint disease, such as arthritis. The technique can also be used to improve strength, comfort, and neurologic function with intervertebral disc disease, control of nausea or vomiting associated with cancer or illness, stimulation of appetite, increased level of energy or awareness, management of behavioral conditions, and control of other symptoms such as incontinence or weakness. Dr. Heather Troyer, our certified acupuncturist is now offering acupuncture services and Traditional Chinese Medical consultations at our hospital.

Her goal is to improve the quality of life in pets through integration of both conventional and holistic medical options.

Link  to hear Dr. Troyer’s discussion on pain management. “Your Pet Matters” talk radio show, Ryder University, NJ.


Physical Rehab

Oradell Animal Hospital offers physical rehabilitation services to our patients, as well as to referral patients from other veterinarians.

We offer various methods of therapy beneficial to patients recovering from orthopedic and neurological surgeries involving bones and joints, the spine, and soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Dogs with hip dysplasia, other arthritic conditions, and musculoskeletal injuries are also prime candidates for rehabilitation, in addition to patients suffering with degenerative neurological diseases.

Physical rehabilitation helps restore function more quickly and efficiently, and with substantially decreased pain during the recovery process.

Types of therapy include:

  • Underwater treadmill
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
  • Therapeutic Exercise Aids
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy
Indications for physical rehabilitation include:

  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Poor mobility
  • Conditioning
  • Obesity
Benefits include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Quicker recovery and healing time
  • Non-invasive treatments


Laser Therapy

A Drug-free, surgery-free alternative to pain relief

What is Laser Therapy? A surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to:




How does it work? The laser uses a beam of light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive hand piece to treat the affected area. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation”, which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed.

Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth. Most treatments take a matter of minutes.

What are the costs? Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity, and cost. Laser Therapy can be used to enhance other treatment plans that we recommend.

Laser Therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.

Acute Conditions: Wounds, allergies, infections, cuts/bites, inflammations, tooth extraction pain relief, sprains, strains & fractures, post-surgical healing and pain relief.

Chronic Conditions: Degenerative joint disease, inflammatory bowel disease, periodontal disease, lick granulomas, geriatric care, hip dysplasia, feline acne, tendonitis, arthritis, otitis, And more……