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Waverly Animal Hospital Boarding and Grooming is now offering additional pet services that encompass holistic animal wellness

Holistic Animal
Wellness Care

Waverly Animal Hospital embraces the effectiveness of Eastern medicine and physical therapy for treating pet diseases and enhancing their quality of life. Our certified canine rehabilitation practitioner and veterinary acupuncturist tailor custom therapy programs. The treatment modalities employed encompass acupuncture, cold laser therapy, and underwater resistance exercise. While veterinary referrals for acupuncture and physical rehabilitation are appreciated, they are not mandatory. Contact us via call, text, or email for further information. Your pet's well-being is our priority.


Used at Waverly

Rehabilitative methods work wonders in treating human orthopedic, neurologic, and other conditions and research showed dogs and cats benefit in a similar manner. Often times, rehabilitation is recommended for:

  • Consultations and programming by 22 year veterinarian-veteran, Dr. Jennifer Stuhler, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinarian (Chi University Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute, Reddick, FL)

  • Acupuncture performed by Dr. Stuhler who is certified in canine and feline acupuncture by Chi University and a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture

  • Cold laser therapy

  • Resistance therapy utilizing an underwater treadmill


Dr. Stuhler is one of very few veterinarians in central Michigan having knowledge and experience of dog and cat acupuncture and also certified by the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a safe adjunct or alternative therapy for many conditions, including:

  • Degenerative disk disease and back pain.

  • Osteoarthritis and joint pain.

  • Post-operative pain.

  • Neurological disease such as intervertebral disk disease, laryngeal paralysis, and seizures.

  • Gastrointestinal disease such as vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.

  • Respiratory disease such as coughs and asthma.

  • Behavioral disorders including anxiety.

  • Skin disease.

  • Endocrine disease.

  • Cancer.

  • Analgesia and wellness management of patients in hospice.

Stimulation of the acupoint releases beta-endorphins, serotonin and other neurotransmitters, resulting in:


(Control of Pain)



Regulation of

Gastrointestinal Motality

Regulation of Inflammation

Including Body Temperature




Most patients tolerate acupuncture very well and become sedate or fall asleep during treatment.

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