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Lauren Zepernick, DVM

Welcome South Shore Veterinary Acupuncture!

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Lauren Zepernick and South Shore Veterinary Acupuncture to Quincy!

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very thin needles into specific parts of the body to help treat certain disease processes. It is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been practiced for thousands of years. In TCM, it is believed that Qi (the energy flow or life force) flows through particular pathways or meridians. By stimulating very specific locations on these meridians, we can improve energy flow and rebalance the body.

 How can Acupuncture help my pet?

Acupuncture has been shown to provide pain relief for chronic conditions, stimulate the nervous system and regulate immunity. It is used most commonly to treat arthritic patients, but can be used for any muscular or orthopedic conditions as well as the relief of cancer pain. Along with Western medicine, acupuncture can also be used to treat a wide variety of other chronic conditions including skin disease, gastrointestinal disease, neurologic and seizure disorders, heart disease and behavioral problems.

About Dr. Zepernick

Dr. Lauren Zepernick graduated with honors from the University of Vermont with a degree in Animal Sciences. During her time at UVM, she spent a semester abroad in Namibia working with the Cheetah Conservation Fund. She attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University, followed by a rotating small animal internship at Cornell University. After completing her internship, she returned to North Carolina where she spent five years working as an emergency veterinarian, eventually becoming the Director of Emergency Medicine during her final year. 

How can I schedule an appointment?

Located at:

291 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  617-302-8727

In-home visits also available.

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Dr. Christie D’Andrea