Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is whole body healing for pets. In the past, integrative medicine has also been called Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), holistic medicine or Eastern Medicine. As current research validates the efficacy and safety of these therapies, they are being combined with conventional medicine. Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate offers whole body healing for pets, utilizing an individualized treatment plan. If your loved one is struggling with pain or mobility issues or could just use a little boost, acupuncture may be the ideal solution. Contact us today to learn more or schedule an integrative medicine/acupuncture consultation.


Acupuncture for dogs and cats in Sarasota, FL, is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has helped to heal humans for thousands of years. More recently, acupuncture has also become a useful treatment for pets, helping them with pain relief, healing, and general functioning. We’re excited to have a veterinarian on our team, Dr. Kurtz, who is experienced in acupuncture treatment. Pet acupuncture is non-invasive and virtually painless, and we look forward to including it in more patients’ health and pain management plans.

How Acupuncture For Dogs and Cats Works

Acupuncture for dogs and cats involve placing very thin needles at specific energy channels of the body, which tend to be where blood vessels, nerve clusters, and muscles come together. The goal of this therapy is simple: to prompt the body into producing hormones for pain relief and healing.

Laser Therapy

Whether you’re concerned about your pet being in pain after a surgery or due to arthritis, we can offer an additional layer of relief to their pain control regimen. Laser therapy for dogs and cats is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment that soothes inflammation and pain from the inside out. It also helps injured skin and muscle tissue heal faster. We can apply laser treatments to a wide variety of health conditions to pets of virtually any age and size.

Pet laser therapy is a very gentle treatment that creates a calming effect with the warmth it generates, and it doesn't require medications, sedation, or surgery. Using only a beam of infrared light, the laser heals the body at the cellular level, repairing damaged cells and boosting cell activity in injured areas.

If your pet has a chronic problem, they will probably need multiple treatments to see improvement. Acute conditions may only need one treatment.

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Located 1.5 miles in from Siesta Key, just half a mile past S Tamiami Trail.

Phone: 941-922-0756

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Fax Number: 941-922-2835