Your appointment begins with an in-depth review of your pet’s history and current medical issues. Dr. Dragos will review your pet’s previous veterinary records if necessary. She will perform a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical examination. This includes your pet’s constitution, tongue diagnosis, Chinese pulse evaluation, radiant heat, and point sensitivity. During this time, a treatment plan is formulated involving acupuncture, laser acupuncture, laser therapy, aquapuncture, electro-acupuncture, herbal medicine, Bengston Energy Healing, and dietary recommendations. The initial consultation takes about an hour and a half. The initial consultation, examination and acupuncture treatment is $220. If you prefer to forego the acupuncture portion of the initial examination for your pet, the initial consultation, examination, herbal prescription and dietary recommendations as well as alternative healing techniques is $170. Rechecks take about an hour. Recheck examinations with acupuncture treatments are $170 each and $120 without acupuncture treatments. Patients are usually treated with acupuncture every 1-2 weeks for 3-4 treatments to assess their response to therapy. Dr. Dragos also offers pre and post-operative acupuncture treatments for elective surgeries, such as spays and neuters, for healthy pets for $95 per treatment. House calls and farm/barn calls are available in the Phoenix Metro area for an additional $150 (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Carefree, Glendale, Peoria) and $200 (Anthem, Sun City, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tolleson, Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear, El Mirage, Litchfield Park). There is a separate charge for herbal medications and supplements. Western and Chinese herbal medications and supplements range from $15 to $95. Cash, check, and major credit cards are accepted.