Appointment FAQ

The key to a successful outcome is gathering detailed medical history. From the Western perspective, these questions appear bizarre or of little relevance, such as asking about your pet’s personality, temperature preferences, behavior, eating habits, level of exercise, what you feed, how much you feed, past and recent illnesses. The answers you provide, combined with the physical exam findings helps Dr. Craig diagnose your pet's EASTERN pattern diagnosis, create an acupuncture point prescription, and choose the best herbal formulation. "

As one of my mentors would say, "Garbage In, Garbage Out".

AN APPOINTMENT CANNOT BE FINALIZED WITHOUT A MEDICAL HISTORY FORM

I do not schedule appointments until AFTER the medical questionnaire is completed. Reviewing the medical history before the appointment allows me more time to focus on the treatment of your pet at the initial appointment. TWO options are available. Click HERE to complete the questionnaire online. Please be patient, it may take a minute or two to download. Click HERE to download a pdf form. Email the completed form to info@dvmneedles.com.
I prefer to have all pertinent medical records BEFORE your pet's appointment. These records should include previous veterinary visits, diagnostic test reports, radiographs (x-rays), radiologist reports, and all other test results within the past year. With our current computer technologies, many of the clinics are capable of emailing copies of records and x-rays. My email is info@dvmneedles.com. If it is not possible to get these medical records to me before the appointment, bring them with you to the appointment. I may not be able to review your pet's records thoroughly at the initial appointment.
Acupuncture involves the placement of small little needles in various areas of the body. You or someone you designate will be required to hold and restrain your pet during the examination and treatment process. For the few patients who do not tolerate the needle placement or cannot sit still long enough for the needles to remain on the body, we offer laser acupuncture, (with an additional charge). However, it will still be necessary to have someone hold and restrain the pet during the treatment.
I will contact you to schedule the appointment after I review the medical history and (hopefully) your pet's previous medical records.
All Las Cruces appointments are seen on Tuesdays as house call appointments. Please prepare an area in your home that is quiet with good lighting, free from distractions, and separated from the other pets in the household. For the small dogs and cats, access to a table would be ideal. For the larger patients, an unobstructed area on the floor will work. Please place some type of slip -free material on the table or on the floor. Non slip bath mats or non slip rugs work very well.
I see my El Paso patients by appointment at the Animal Emergency Center of El Paso on 1220 Airway Blvd on Wednesdays. Clients who live in CERTAIN areas on the WEST SIDE El Paso can choose to have house call appointments for an additional fee of $10.00 on Thursdays. Please prepare an area in your home that is quiet with good lighting, free from distractions, and separated from the other pets in the household. For the small dogs and cats, access to a table would be ideal. For the larger patients, an unobstructed area on the floor will work. Please place some type of slip -free material on the table or on the floor. Non slip bath mats or non slip rugs work very well.
The initial two-hour consultation fee is $150.00 plus tax.* All Las Cruces appointments are housecall appointments. The initial fee includes the travel time, review of the medical records, review of the medical history, a physical examination from the Eastern perspective, acupuncture treatment by either needle or laser. There have been rare medical conditions where I may elect not to place needles. Should this occur, the fee will be the same.  Follow up consultations for the same condition (one hour) is $100.00 plus tax*.  Follow up consultations for a new, different condition is $120.00. Additional charges for laser acupuncture, electroacupuncture, laser therapy, supplement evaluation, and food therapy will apply. *NM requires sales tax on all services.
The initial two-hour consultation fee is $150.00. The initial fee includes the review of the medical records, review of the medical history, a physical examination from the Eastern perspective, acupuncture treatment by either needle or laser. There have been rare medical conditions where I may elect not to place needles.  Should this occur, the fee will be the same.  Follow up consultations for the same condition (one hour) is $95.00. Follow up consultations for a new, different condition is $120.00. Additional charges for laser acupuncture, electroacupuncture, laser therapy, supplement evaluation, and food therapy will apply. Depending on location, some Westside El Paso residents may opt for a house call appointment, there will be an additional $10.00 travel fee.

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