Frequently asked questions

Do I need a referral from my vet for veterinary rehabilitation?

Yes, we always require a referral and a clinical history from your primary vet. We work alongside the medical and surgical management provided by your vet to optimise the wellbeing and outcome of your pet.

What exactly will happen when I come to VetRehabNI?

Your pet will be assessed and examined, and the case discussed with you. Your feedback is a vital part of the process, so be prepared to ask many questions! No case is identical, so we assess individually and then go through the potential treatment options.

Do you treat another animals other than dogs?

Yes, we can assess and treat other pets such as cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Our vet, Josie, has performed acupuncture in all of the above successfully.

Can I be with my pet during treatment?

There may be occasion when your pets treatment is better conducted in the absence of the pet owner, also due to the risk of covid 19 where possible we try to limit foot traffic in the clinic.

How do I know when my pet has had enough treatment?

We will work closely with you and your pet and provide regular feedback if and when our job is complete. Some chronic pain cases have lifelong maintenance, while other cases such as post-surgical rehab may only require a short treatment period.​

If my pet is on medication, can it still have treatment?

Yes, our job is not to replace the medical treatment your pet is receiving but work alongside your vet to optimise outcomes and improve wellbeing and pain management.

Can I claim the cost of treatment through my pet insurance?

As registered and qualified therapists if your insurance company offers cover we are happy to assist with this process.

Will my pet stay overnight?

No, we provide an out patient service. Depending on treatment each visit could last 30 mins to 2 hours.