Apple Valley Animal Hospital

3015 Chimney Rock Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Pain Management

Most senior pets have some degree of degenerative joint disease. Our physical examinations include pain and mobility analysis, and recommendations to help your pet be more comfortable. From either injuries, or medical procedures, studies show proactive pain management significantly increases survival rates in critical cases, and speeds up recovery in all cases. In keeping with the highest standards of Veterinary Medicine, we provide and prescribe pain relief medications for all surgical procedures, traumas, and pain conditions.

Pain Management Statement:
Medical studies show proactive pain management significantly increases the survival rates of critical cases and speeds recovery in all cases. In keeping with the highest levels of veterinary medical care, we evaluate pain levels and prescribe relief medications for all painful conditions.

Class IV Laser Therapy

Laser therapy works by stimulating production of cellular energy in damaged cells, and by enhancing the cell membrane permeability. This promotes the speed and the quality of healing, enhances the exchange of nutrients and wastes across the cell membrane, and improves elasticity of injured tissues. Laser therapy also modulates pain and reduces inflammation. It can be used immediately on acute injuries, over broken skin, and over metal implants. Laser therapy enhances the rate and quality of healing of acute injuries, and can help treat chronic complaints such as arthritis.

We are excited to offer Companion Laser therapy to speed our patients recovery times. Laser therapy was initially developed for treating humans, and has been used in Europe for years. While relatively new here in the US, laser therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for many conditions and is currently used by numerous health care providers and professional sports teams throughout the US (including the New York Yankees) and the world.

We include initial laser therapy treatments in most surgical procedures. 

Visit the Companion Laser website at for more information.

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Acupuncture, defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response, has been used all around the world in conjunction with Western Medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions in every species of animal. Clinical research has shown positive results in the treatment of various conditions with acupuncture. Acupuncture can be used for conditions such as, but not limited to paralysis, inflammation, and pain.


At Apple Valley, we are lucky to have Dr. Jennifer McKee, DVM, as part of our staff. She is fully trained in acupuncture, and is a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.


Call our office today, to see if your pet would benefit from laser therapy or Acupuncture!

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