Individualised Veterinary Care.

Paws First. Always

Proudly independent veterinary care, at home.

Providing in home integrative veterinary care for chronic pain management, clinical rehabilitation, veterinary acupuncture and hospice care by referral.

Serving the North Pennines and surrounding areas.

Pawsitive Relief Veterinary Rehabilitation

Our Pawsitive Relief Rehabilition Programmes works with an Integrative Care ethos. Integrative veterinary care combines conventional veterinary medicine with complementary therapies, nutritional support and lifestyle modifications to help provide the optimum recovery and management for your pet.

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Gentle In-Home Euthanasia

Chapel Fell Pet Hospice offers dedicated, personal, in-home euthanasia and end of life services for elderly pets or those with terminal diseases.

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Veterinary Acupuncture

Veterinary Acupuncture for companion animals and horses by referral.

Reach out if you would like to discuss whether acupuncture may be suitable for your animal or read more below.

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Our Integrative Medicine Service

At Home Treatment

We know just how stressful taking your pet to the vets can be. All of our treatments are provided in the comfort of your own home. If you own an sensitive or reactive dog then we can find neutral spaces for consultation and treatment as needed. Equine acupuncture patients are treated on yard.

Complementary Therapy

Our integrative rehabilitation medicine and acupuncture clinics work alongside the traditional medicine prescribed by your primary care veterinary surgeon. We will also coordinate with your other care providers such as hydrotherapists or chiropractioners to ensure a holistic approach to your pet's treatment.

Here For All Species

Our Pawsitive Relief clinics are for companion animal (domestic pet) species, and not just limited to dogs and cats! Whilst the majority of patients that present for veterinary acupuncture are dogs, cats and horses, acupuncture can be used on the majority of species. We are happy to come out to see all animals, from small furries to farm animals.

Veterinary Surgeon Led Treatment

All treatments are performed by Dr Emma Rogers-Smith, MRCVS who has years of experience within the veterinary industry and has had extensive advanced training since graduation. She is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association. She has trained with the University of Tennessee in Veterinary Clinical Rehabilitation. She is also studying for an advanced diploma in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture to complement her Western Acupuncture training.

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Hospice Care

Dedicated hospice care for your pet, in the comfort of your own home.

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