The measure of a society can be seen in how well

the people of that society treat their animals ~ Mahatma Gandhi


about_picDeirdre Chiaramonte received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts in 1997 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center from 1997-1998. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2004 after completing a small animal internal medicine residency at The Animal Medical Center. She was a staff Internist and the co-founder and Director of the Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation and Fitness Unit for over 10 years.

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One of the oldest healing practices in the world involving inserting needles to stimulate certain points on the body to correct imbalances in the flow of energy (qi). Described by scientific terms, placing needles in the specific points promotes the release of chemical mediators in the muscles, nerves, spinal cord and brain. These neurological mediators can change the animal’s perception of pain.  There is sufficient evidence that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and other systemic problems.

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