We offer gentle, natural and effective acupuncture, traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) and rehabilitation services for dogs, cats, horses and other animals in the Hudson Valley and Manhattan. These holistic therapies can often provide healing for a wide variety of conditions, including many cases where conventional medicine has been insufficiently effective.

Dr. Lindsey Harris (formerly known as Dr. Wedemeyer) has a decade of experience in Chinese veterinary medicine. She has lectured internationally, edited/authored several textbooks on the subject, is an editor for the American Journal of TCVM and a teaching faculty member at the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, the leading training institute for veterinarians in Chinese medicine.

  • Acupuncture for Animals

    Acupuncture can benefit many common canine and feline conditions, relieving pain and stimulating healing.

    Most animals find acupuncture relaxing and may even fall asleep!

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  • Canine Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation improves and speeds recovery after orthopedic surgery or injury.

    These gentle techniques are also used to help dogs with chronic, painful conditions including arthritis.

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  • House Calls or Office Visits

    NYVAS makes house calls in and around Newburgh, Beacon, Peekskill, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Goshen and in Manhattan.

    We also offer office visits in Maybrook, Poughkeepsie and Middletown.

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Holistic Veterinary Medicine

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) can benefit many conditions in dogs, cats, horses and other animals. These include:

  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Tendon/ligament problems
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Skin diseases
  • Allergies
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Respiratory problems
  • Diarrhea, constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Spinal disc disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Infertility
  • Equine lameness
  • ... and more!

Canine Rehabilitation

Canine rehabilitation is an exciting and rapidly developing specialty in veterinary medicine. Rehabilitation can be useful for many common conditions, including:

  • Recovery after surgery
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Tendon and ligament problems
  • Back and neck issues
  • Long-standing, painful conditions
  • Persistent lameness/limping
  • Reluctance to exercise
  • Weakness due to Cushing's disease or thyroid disease
  • Weight loss
  • ... and more!

Veterinary Services

  • Although acupuncture dates back over 3,000 years, an ever increasing amount of modern scientific research is proving its effects and benefits in both humans and animals.
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  • Rehabilitation can improve recovery from surgery, keep show or athletic dogs in peak condition or help dogs with chronic musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis.
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  • Herbal medicine is a wonderful complement to acupuncture. It is an integral part of the practice of Chinese medicine and is safe and well-tolerated.
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  • According to Chinese medical theory, different foods have different energetic and other properties, so foods can be used to benefit medical conditions.
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  • Tui-na uses techniques similar to Western massage and chiropractic to relieve pain and stiffness, improve joint function and mobility and stimulate healing.
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  • Laser therapy is a completely pain-free technique using specific wavelengths of light to relieve pain and inflammation, improve circulation and stimulate healing.
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House Calls

Dr. Harris offers house and barn calls in Orange County and the Hudson Valley of New York, in and around Middletown, Newburgh, Cornwall, Beacon, Washingtonville, Warwick, Florida, Goshen, Monroe, Chester and Harriman.

We also offer home visits in Manhattan on Thursdays.

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What is Chinese Veterinary Medicine?

This video about Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) was produced by PBS and shown nationwide during 2012. It was filmed at the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine, which is where Dr. Lindsey Wedemeyer did some of her TCVM training and is now a faculty member, teaching veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine. The video explores some of the differences between Chinese medicine and Western medicine and the particular advantages of each. It also shows many animals undergoing acupuncture treatment and will be particularly interesting if you have not yet seen an animal receiving acupuncture.

Office Visits

As an alternative to home visits, Dr. Harris sees patients weekly at the following locations:

  • High Point K9 Center in Middletown
  • Otterkill Animal Hospital in Maybrook
  • Compassion Veterinary Health Center in Poughkeepsie

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Meet our Patients

Bodhi: Nerve Pain
Before acupuncture and herbal medicine, Bodhi was in almost constant pain

Duffy: Chronic Lameness
Duffy's severe shoulder lameness was completely relieved by acupuncture

Dewey: Kidney Disease & Cystitis:
Dewey's kidney disease and frequent attacks of cystitis are finally controlled

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"With Dr. Lindsey's patient and knowledgeable acupuncture techniques, she has given my rabbit back his life and I am eternally grateful."

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