Balanced Animal Wellness is committed to improving the health, happiness, comfort and longevity of your best four-legged friend.
Acupuncture is performed by inserting very fine needles into specific points which move Qi (energy) and blood to correct the imbalances that cause pain and disease.
Joints that have restrictions are prone to pain and decreased function. Veterinary Medical Manipulation involves manual adjustments of the joints to relieve restrictions and improve comfort and movement.
Herbal Medicine utilizes herbal ingredients alone or in specific combinations or formulas to treat disease.
Food therapy utilizes the specific energetic properties of different food ingredients to create diets that act like medicine for individual animals.
Canine and Feline Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy for pets- Coming soon!
Meet the Vet
Jennifer Tucci, DVM, CVA, CVMMP, CVFT
Dr. Jennifer Tucci knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double major in Animal Science and Pathobiology. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. While at UF, she was taught by Dr. Huisheng Xie, founder of the Chi Institute, and was impressed by his success in treating pets with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). She couldn’t wait to learn more about this realm and completed her acupuncture training concurrent with her DVM studies. She went on to complete a small animal internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey before starting her career as an emergency veterinarian.
As an emergency vet, Dr. Tucci continued to use acupuncture to treat pets for back injuries and seizures and other emergent conditions. While she liked the variety and excitement of emergency work, she also saw pets who just weren’t thriving, or where Western drugs just weren’t helping enough. She found that TCVM was the missing link. She took more courses from the Chi Institute and learned that acupuncture, Chinese food therapy, herbal medicines and medical massage promote health and wellness much better than the Western method of trying to cure a disease which has already occurred.
Dr. Tucci then continued her learning of “alternative therapies” by studying veterinary medical manipulation, similar to chiropractic adjustments for humans, at the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute. There she learned to pick up on subtle restrictions of the joints and the adjustments used to improve range of motion, comfort and overall mobility for your pets.
Dr. Tucci will soon be a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, trained in physical therapy for dogs and cats.
Dr. Tucci is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
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