5024 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, ID 83714 Emergency (208) 375 1600 info@westvet.net


Pets can now benefit from the same advanced therapeutic techniques utilized in human medicine -- improve your pet's health and happiness with acupuncture, hydrotherapy, laser treatment and pain management therapy.

We offer the most comprehensive animal rehabilitation center in Idaho, including state-of-the-art veterinary physiotherapy equipment and a highly trained staff. As Idaho’s first veterinary hospital to provide canine and feline physical rehabilitation through the use of a Ferno Underwater Treadmill, canine land treadmill, and therapeutic exercise, hundreds of animals have been treated at WestVet. Our team will work with your family veterinarian to develop a customized program for your pet.

Veterinary Physiotherapy Services

  • Postoperative orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation; patients recovering from orthopedic or neurologic surgery receive physiotherapy the moment they leave the operating room and continuing throughout their stay at our hospital.
  • Weight loss 
  • Osteoarthritis management
  • Pre-season conditioning for hunting dogs, sport, and/or agility dogs
  • Acupuncture
  • Pain management
  • Therapeutic massage/manual therapy
  • Range of motion and stretching
  • Strengthening and endurance training
  • Gait training
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Muscle and movement re-education
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Heat/Cold therapy

How Physiotherapy Can Benefit Your Pet

Veterinary physiotherapy includes therapeutic exercise performed in conjunction with physical modalities such as hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and acupuncture to improve both chronic and acute conditions.

Health benefits include:

  • restored mobility
  • decreased pain
  • improved quality of life
  • greater strength and fitness
  • enhanced agility


If you’re curious about how WestVet’s physiotherapy team can improve your pet’s quality of life, call us at 208.375.1600 for an appointment.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Does your pet have pain? An injury? Muscle spasms? Acupuncture can effectively treat those ailments and others.

The practice of acupuncture therapy has grown in veterinary medicine just as it has in human medicine.

Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into anatomically defined points on the body. Stimulation of these points produces physiological changes which can modify pain, decrease muscle tension, improve circulation, enhance the immune system, and stimulate neurological function.

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