• An at-a-glance review of all acupuncture points and channels for small animals

    Praise for this book:

    This is a welcome pocket reference for veterinarians who have already completed acupuncture training, but are not yet proficient in the location or use of all the points. -- Lorrie Hale-Mitchell, DVM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

    Skillfully integrating traditional concepts of Chinese medicine with clinical experience and modern scientific research, Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats brings together all current information in one convenient book. Its atlas-style format, highlighted by hundreds of full-color photographs and supporting text, makes it ideal as a quick, user-friendly reference in the clinic or training program.

    Special Features:

    • An easy-to-use, double-page spread designed for fast retrieval of information--on the left, concise text describes the effects, indications, localization, technique, and depth of insertion for each acupuncture point; on the right, high-quality photographs demonstrate all concepts
    • Bones and muscles have been precisely drawn into each photograph, a valuable tool for localization of points
    • A comprehensive discussion of all acupuncture points in all channels ensures that you have full mastery of the field
    • A complete introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), channel systems, TCM diagnostics, point selection, and point categories (such as Ting or Luo points) provide a strong foundation in the concepts of veterinary TCM

    The only book to focus solely on acupuncture for small animals, this handy, pocket-size atlas is unique in the field. It offers a wealth of practical knowledge and a pictorial reference for veterinarians, animal acupuncturists, students, and trainees whose goal is to provide the highest level of treatment to the animals in their care.

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  • Dr. Med. Vet. Christina Eul-Matern

    Our practice is dedicated to natural healing. We practice acupuncture and osteopathy. In addition, we work with Chinese medicinal herbs and nutritional recommendations in the sense of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Other natural remedies such as Bach flower therapy, homeopathy, light and sound therapy, bioresonance analysis and therapy and ozone therapy complement this case by case. We also offer physiotherapy, lymphatic drainage, massage, laser treatment and electro-acupuncture. We mainly treat horses, dogs and cats. Pet animals, birds, sheep and goats are also among our clientele.

    In our practice, we have the opportunity to take the time that each patient needs. Each case is different even if the diagnosis is identical. We care about the well-being and trust of the animals during and after the treatment and also the good contact with the pet owner. The intensive collaboration between animal, pet owner and us is the core of our practice. And so we focus on natural therapies that gently and profoundly bring the body back into balance.

    Dr. Lorrie Hale Mitchell


    Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)


    (225) 578-9600

    Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Tui-na, and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Working on a Master's in TCVM (2020 expected completion date).

    Teaching Interests:
    Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Modalities. Clinical and Surgical Skills to the underclasses.

    Research Interests:
    TCVM, Herbal medicine, alligators, Clinical and Surgical Skills training

    Awards & Honors:

    • 2017 Dean's List Fall 2017
    • 2005 Georgia Rehabilitation of Wildlife Certificate of Appreciation,
    • 2004 Wings of Hope Certificate of Appreciation
    • 1995 Senior Exotics Award


    • MS Chi Institution of Chinese Medicine
    • Other Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Other Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine
    • Other Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine
    • DVM University of Illinois
    • BS University of Illinois
    • BS University of Illinois


    • Pharmacokinetics of ligustilide from the Chinese herb Dang Gui, Radix Angelicae sinesis, after a single-dose oral administration in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)., VCS Corps Grant, $5,000.00
    • Pharmacokinetics of ligustilide from the Chinese herb Dang Gui, Radix Angelicae sinesis, after a single-dose oral administration in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)., Dr. Xie's Jing Tang Herbal Co, $500.00

    Journal Article, Professional Journal:

    • Synthetic models for teaching farm animal technical and clinical skills to veterinary undergraduates, Gercke, E; Barett, D; Arnold, Connie; Hale, Lorrie; Baille, Sarah, 2015, J Cattle Practice
    • Integrated treatment for an injured red fox kit (Vulpes vulpes): A case study, Rosenhagen, Nicole; Whittington, Julia, 2013, Wildlife Rehabilitation Bulletin (NWRA) , Volume: 31, Number: 2, Pages: 7

    Book Review:

    • Review of MATERN/Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats; A Pocket Reference, Hale, Lorrie, 2012
    • Review of SMITH/Career Choices for Veterinarians Private Practice and Beyond, 2nd Edition, Hale, Lorrie, 2011