Anclote Animal Hospital

Complementary Therapies

While we offer all of the standard veterinary services you expect from veterinarians in Tarpon Springs, we also offer additional therapies such as laser therapy, acupuncture, and treatments that incorporate Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Laser Therapy

Cells in the body of every human and non-human animal die over time and then are regenerated. This is how we heal from wounds, recover from illness, and grow stronger. It's amazing!

Laser therapy is the use of light stimulation to help regenerating cells become even stronger, with improved circulation and a flow of endorphins that help relieve pain. In pets, this treatment helps them heal from illness and injury more quickly and feel less pain and discomfort along the way.

Laser therapy is a great way to avoid incisions, surgery, anesthesia, and other risks where possible while still helping to spot-treat parts of your pet’s body. The most common use for laser therapy is in treating arthritis, providing pain management and improving your aging pet’s quality of life.


Acupuncture is the use of tiny needles placed strategically in specific points on the body designed to aid the body’s natural healing processes. These tiny needle pricks help to stimulate the flow of blood through the body, release endorphins and cortisol to reduce pain, and much more.

Acupuncture can be effective for animals when treating arthritis, nerve injury, disk disease, respiratory problems, skin problems such as allergic reactions, and gastrointestinal problems. It’s virtually painless, and many pets actually end up feeling very relaxed during the procedure. Many even fall asleep! Acupuncture is also entirely safe when administered by one of our trained veterinary professionals.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine techniques have existed for thousands of years in treating animals, and while some of the methods have evolved over time, many of the principles remain the same. These techniques cover four individual subsets: acupuncture, food therapy, herbal medicine, and Veterinary Tui-na.

  • Acupuncture is the strategic placing of tiny needles along the skin to aid blood flow and help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Food therapy is the strategic adjusting of diet to improve health naturally with food.
  • Herbal medicine involves the use of natural remedies using herbs and other natural elements to help improve your pet’s health and overall wellness.
  • Tui-na is a type of massage used to help relieve pain and tension in the joints and muscles.

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Located on Pinellas Ave (Alt Route 19) off of Klosterman Rd. Just 0.6 miles South of Tarpoon Springs Golf Course and 1.7 miles East of Klosterman Point.

Phone: 727-934-0814

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