Dr. Amy Birdwell is a lifelong Texas native. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed a course in veterinary acupuncture in 2011 and went on to complete her certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CVCH). This included over 150 hours of continuing education and a review of three acupuncture and herbal medicine cases by a certified veterinarian.
Dr. Amy believes her alternative fields of study give her more options to treat patients when Western medicine has reached its limits, especially with chronic conditions or if pets experience side effects from medications. “I love becoming acquainted with my patients and their human families in the comfortable surroundings of their own home.” says Dr. Amy. “I always try to bring a nurturing and positive approach to every exam and treatment session.”
You’re here because you share a special connection with your pets and want both quality and gentle care for them.
We realize the difficulties and inconveniences with transporting your older or ailing pet to a clinic. You’d prefer your pet to feel calm and relaxed in a familiar and less distracting atmosphere. Our practice is fully mobile and we perform all services in the comfort of your home.
We offer a doctor consultation to evaluate quality of life, as it is always hard to know exactly when is the right moment to let your companion go. We are here to support you during this difficult time for your family. Sometimes there are things we can do to make your companion feel better for a time. There are other times when we will decide together that it is your companion’s time. As long as you are making the decision out of love, it is the right time.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair thin needles, which create a tiny pinch when they go through the skin. Most animals enjoy their acupuncture, and our repeat clients often refer to it as their pet’s “spa treatment.”
It is best to consult someone trained in herbal medicine before giving any herbs to your pet. Dr. Birdwell has completed over 150 hours of continuing education for Chinese herbal medicine and written papers to become certified in veterinary Chinese herbal medicine. She has been using herbs in her practice since 2013.
Herbs are used to maintain the body between acupuncture treatments, and can lengthen the time between visits.
For the majority of medications, this is not an issue. Please let Dr. Birdwell know about any medications or supplements your pet is taking so that we can discuss at the time of your appointment.
Dr. Birdwell's acupuncture treatments gave relief to our 14-year-old greyhound with hip dysplasia. You could literally see him relax as she worked. Highly recommend!
My cat Tumble loves his acupuncture and lays purring for the duration of his sessions. Dr. Birdwell is literally a lifesaver for us!