Valley Center Vet Clinic

Compassionate Pet Care

Top Rated Local® Veterinarian


Veterinary acupuncture is a healing art and science. It’s birth was over 4500 years ago. It is based on the ancient theories of traditional Chinese medicine which views each animal as a unique energetic being and holistically enables the body to repair itself.

Traditionally, tiny metallic needles are inserted into acupuncture “points” that are strategically placed in parts of the body to treat certain ailments and promote balance. Acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.

The American Veterinary Medical Association states: “Veterinary acupuncture is considered an integral part of veterinary medicine. These techniques should be regarded as surgical and/or medical procedures under state veterinary practice acts. It is recommended that educational programs be undertaken by veterinarians before they are considered to practice veterinary acupuncture.”

Dr. Elizabeth Benson has studied and trained at the Chinese Institute in Florida in order to provide this valuable service to our Valley Center clients. Here, both Western and Eastern medicine compliment each other so as to offer your pet a complete, wholesome approach to well-being and healing.

Common Conditions treated with Acupuncture: drbimage

  • Orthopedic disease
  • Arthritis/mobility issues
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Hearing loss
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma

Please come right over in the event of a pet emergency. Our technicians will assess the nature of the emergency and determine if we can initiate treatment or transfer to a 24 hour medical facility. We can treat the vast majority of emergency cases on-site.

With advance notice, we can schedule convenient appointments at your home. We can take the hastle out of the experience by performing pet examinations on your property. This exceptional service was created to assist the elderly with large breed older dogs, owners with very scared cats.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Our Satisfied Clients Say It All

Check out the testimonials from our happy customers below


Thank You Dr. Clarke

Our family moved to Valley Center in 1986, and very shortly thereafter, we needed a veterinarian. That’s when we met Henry Van Wyk, who remained our vet til the day he retired. So we truth…Read More

Gary and Marsha Pay

You Can Feel the Difference

You can feel the kind and caring attitude of the staff the minute you walk into the clinic.  Dr. Clarke gives 110% every day, is a great veterinarian, listener, educator and always offers f…Read More

Jo Roman

Wouldn’t Go Anywhere Else

Norah and I met Dr. Natasha Clarke some years ago when we followed Dr. Amy Ito from Temecula to Valley Center Vet Clinic.  We so trusted Dr. Ito that we would not take our beloved Golden R…Read More

Norah & Ira

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