To help relieve animal pain and suffering by utilizing a multi-modal approach in a compassionate manner.
About Dr. Heather Owen
Dr. Heather Owen received her veterinary training from Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2001. She completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Loveland, Co. Heather practiced as an emergency and critical care doctor until January 2005 where she entered general practice. She received her veterinary acupuncture certification in 2006 and moved back to Oklahoma in 2007. Heather completed her canine rehabilitation and physical therapy training from the University of Tennessee in the spring of 2010. Heather completed her veterinary food therapy certification for the Chi Institute in June of 2010. Her family includes a loving husband, Dustin, 3 beautiful daughters Madison, Keira, Isabella, and one handsome son Grayson. She also has 5 furry children Ruby, Chloe, Sierra, Simba, and Mushu.
Erin Hill joined our team in August 2015 as one of our rehabilitation assistants. She is a licensed human Physical Therapist Assistant with the State of Oklahoma and obtained her Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in biology from Northeastern State University. She met her husband, Anthony, in 2002 and married in October 2013. Their family currently consists of 2 rescues, a German Shepherd and Tuxedo cat. Erin began volunteering at Safari's Sanctuary, while Anthony was on deployment, in 2013. It was her experience working with large carnivores that lead her to pursue her dream of applying her rehabilitation education to animals. She currently spends most of her volunteer time with Freedoms Song Wolf Rescue where she assists in the efforts to save and care for wolfdogs. In addition to northern breed canines, wildlife rehabilitation and release is also a passion of Erin's. She is gaining knowledge and experience in this area thanks to WildHeart Ranch, the largest wildlife rehabilitator in Oklahoma. Erin is currently continuing her education to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Her goal of applying advancements in human physical therapy to veterinary medicine is what lead her to Animal Acupuncture.
Animal Acupuncture LLC was founded in 2008. It started from a realization that so many pets quality of life could be improved by increasing the access to acupuncture services. With that passion driving her, Heather decided to leave general practice and set off to do in home pet services. Today, the demand of pet owners in and around Tulsa has allowed us to move into a building and offer our service to even more animals.
What We Do
Animal Acupuncture LLC has added several new treatments along with full rehabilitation and physical therapy service, integrative food therapy, laser therapy, chinese herbs, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care. We now offer stance and gait analysis and vaccine titers. We do not perform general practice (such as surgery, dentistry, vaccines, heartworm/flea control or emergency medicine) thus allowing your pet to continue their relationship with their primary caregiver. We believe complimentary veterinary care is a must for overall wellbeing and work together with your primary veterinarian to help get our patients back to full function!
We offer Massage therapy on the first Wednesday of every month to help relieve tension in your pet. Stretching and conditioning classes are offered by appointment and are beneficial for the agility athletes. The classes help to educate owners on how to properly stretch out their pet before trials.
We treat a variety of orthopedic and neurologic conditions such as post-op cruciate repair (both traditional and TPLO), femoral head and neck surgery (FHO), fracture repair, elbow dysplasia, fibrocartilagenous emboli (blood clot), intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), degenerative myelopathy, and obesity.