Dr. Stephanie Reid has specialized in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) with emphasis on Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy in the Ottawa area since 2008 when she completed her training in acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida under the guidance of Dr. Huisheng Xie.  She has since taken advanced courses in acupuncture, herbal medicine and Tui-na massage, as well as many hours mentoring with leading veterinarians in the USA.

She has office hours as a visiting specialist at Carp Road Animal Hospital, Riverside South Animal Hospital, and at the Kemptville Canine Centre.  Prior to achieving her training in Acupuncture and TCVM Dr. Reid had over 30 years of practice in veterinary medicine and surgery, during which she had established two small animal hospitals in Kemptville and Manotick.


Veterinary Acupuncture

Veterinary Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment option complementary to regular veterinary medicine to provide comfort, wellbeing, and improved quality of life for your pet. Acupuncture controls and reduces pain, stimulates nerves, regenerates tissues and restores normal physiology for health and wellbeing.  Acupuncture should be considered in animals with intolerance to some medications such as NSAIDs.  Acupuncture successfully treats many conditions negating the need for drugs and/or surgery.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)

TCVM is a holistic approach that is suited to assessing the wellbeing of the whole patient, and treatments are non-invasive with few side effects.  There are four branches of TCVM:   Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, and Tui-Na massage.


Initial Assessment

The Initial Assessment takes from 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours and  involves a thorough physical examination, a complete TCVM examination and evaluation, a review of the patients medical history as well as any current  diagnostic tests, blood work, radiographs, MRI, treatments and/or medications.

A diagnosis is made and a treatment plan is developed.

The initial visit includes the first acupuncture treatment.


Treatment Options

Some acute cases respond quickly within 2-3 acupuncture treatments   More severe or chronic conditions may require 4-6 treatments and ongoing therapy.

  • Dry needle acupuncture
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Electro and aqua acupuncture
  • Scalp acupuncture
  • Herbal  medicine
  • Food therapy
  • Tui- Na massage

Conditions Treated

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can be used to successfully treat many conditions:

  • Arthritis and chronic pain
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Behavioural problems and anxiety
  • Geriatric stiffness and weakness
  • Diabetes, Liver and Kidney Disease
  • Post-operative and injury recovery
  • Cancer therapy and pain management
  • Spinal paralysis and IVDD
  • Neurologic disorders, epilepsy & seizures
  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Allergies and skin conditions
  • Asthma, constipation and obesity

Fee Schedule

All Consultations and Treatments are with Dr. Reid

Initial Assessment and Acupuncture Treatment  (1 to 1 1/4 hours)                                   $145

Regular Acupuncture Treatment  (45 - 50 minutes reassessment and treatment)           $ 88

Electro-Acupuncture                                                                                                                  $ 98

Extended treatments, Electro & Aqua Acupuncture                                                              $108



Please call for an appointment at 613-258-5510 or email sbreidvet@symaptico.ca