In the News – The ADvocate – March 2013
Koran Addo reported that Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine recently received a $60,000 grant from the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Foundation, and another $50,000 in private donations, to augment their Integrative Medicine Service program started in 2011.
LSU’s veterinary specialists already offer acupuncture and other services including shock-wave therapy, therapeutic ultrasounds and massage to their patients, but the grant money will allow them to respond to growing demand.
“More and more people are requesting these kinds of therapies,” said Rebecca McConnico, internist and certified veterinary acupuncturist. “I don’t think it’s a fad. We’re finding evidence to support its use.”