Vet-Acupuncture-Shelagh Tubby

Vet Shelagh Tubby BVMS MRCVS

About me

I am a Veterinary Surgeon with over 20 years’ experience treating mostly cats and dogs in Norfolk, UK.

I studied at The University of Glasgow, graduating in 1997, and am a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Western Veterinary Acupuncture Group.

After developing an interest in treating chronic pain with more than just anti-inflammatories, I found acupuncture.

I owned an elderly lurcher, Penny, who was my first acupuncture case. She gained a whole new lease of life after just a few treatments.

I have been practising veterinary acupuncture since January 2013, and have seen some amazing responses.

I work part time at Bure Valley Vets in Aylsham, a branch of Taverham Vets. A busy clinic seeing mostly cats and dogs. At the day job, I continue my special interest in managing chronic pain, soft tissue surgery and also accomplish a lot of veterinary dentistry.

My three children are growing up and becoming more independent, but still need support for all their after school activities

In my spare time, I row and scull on the beautiful River Yare from Yare Boat Club on Thorpe Island. Winter training takes me into the gym. winter training takes me into the gym. I compete regionally and nationally both on the water and on a rowing machine.

We are an active family, the children swim, cycle, row, athletics, ball sports, …The Scouting movement also keeps us busy.

Every winter I relearn how to crochet – this year I have finally mastered it! Snowflakes are dropping off my hook.

Why use me?

There is easy parking outside my house. I have a fully fenced garden so I can observe the dogs move without the interference of a lead. In my treatment room I have Flotex flooring rather than slippy floors giving dogs confidence. I also offer the choice of treating animals on a table or on the floor. On your visit there will be no other pets in the house, so no distractions. My special interest in chronic pain and several years experience of animal acupuncture, gives me the ability to improve the quality of your pet’s life with more than just acupuncture, a wealth of tips and experience can be shared with you. 

Would you like to find out more?

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These pets benefitted from acupuncture - Could yours?