Dr. Pamela Dragos offers Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, veterinary acupuncture including traditional acupuncture, painless laser acupuncture, aquapuncture and electro-acupuncture, herbal therapy, Cold Laser therapy, Moxibustion, Bengston Energy Healing, nutritional supplements and dietary recommendations in a quiet, healing environment centered on individualized, gentle, compassionate care. She sees dogs, cats and small mammals in her office. She does house calls in and around Phoenix, and farm/barn calls for horses.
Dr. Dragos is an IVAS Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner. She received her training in veterinary acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She has been a licensed veterinarian for over 28 years. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, College of Veterinary Integrative Therapies, and serves as Treasurer of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
In 2010, I was rear ended in front of Paradise Valley Community College by a hit and run driver and hurt my neck. My crazy, old primary care physician, referred me to one of his renegade MD friends for acupuncture. He placed 6-8 needles in me and hooked them up to a huge battery, and let me rest and buzz in a dark room for 20 minutes. It was weird, but I was intrigued! My neck pain resolved, although my migraines persisted. At the time, I was working for a large corporate practice. I was stressed, frustrated, and disenchanted with conventional veterinary medicine. I found a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist to help me with my migraines, purchased a bunch of acupuncture and Chinese medicine textbooks, enrolled in the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) acupuncture program in Portland, Oregon, and immersed myself in Chinese medicine, philosophy and acupuncture. My stress diminished, my migraines went away, and I felt like I was helping my patients more effectively. In 2015, I opened my holistic acupuncture practice to help pets with my gentle treatments. I now feel like I’m doing what I was meant to do for animals within the field of Veterinary Medicine.
Acupuncture is one of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. It is an ancient medical practice that has been used for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect by balancing the energy or Qi in the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system. It is a technique for relieving pain and for improving the function of organs. It is most commonly used in pets for the treatment of osteoarthritis, neurological disorders such as paralysis and intervertebral disc disease, limping and lameness, autoimmune and immune mediated disorders, behavioral problems such as anxiety and aggression, kidney failure, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, urinary maladies such as FLUTD and incontinence, respiratory disease such as asthma and Valley Fever, skin conditions, allergies, and cancer. In addition, acupuncture can be administered preemptively to mitigate surgical pain as well as post-operatively to reduce pain and support healing.
As the veterinary dietary consultant, I helped reformulate this raw dog food (formerly Patty's Patties). K9 Ancestral Diet is a premium natural frozen raw dog food formulated from only the finest ingredients -real bison, beef and lamb. It is nutritionally balanced to meet the requirements for adult dogs. K9 Ancestral Diet is manufactured in a USDA inspected facility to ensure top quality products for your four legged best friend. K9 Ancestral Diet does not utilize high pressure pasteurization, and contains only human grade foods.