ActiVet Clinic Carlingford - Our Services

A holistic way for your pets' health

Acupuncture and laser therapy

Acupuncture is the technique of using very fine needles that pierce the skin at specific points in order to treat or prevent disease. Although pets have only recently been treated in the West, horses, cattle and pigs have been treated in China for over 3000 years. Veterinary Acupuncture is part of a whole system of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) which invovles diet, Chinese herbal remedies and other techniques. TCVM is used to diagnose, prevent and treat disease, and is based on the principle that the body always tries to balance and regulate itself.

As well as physical needling using traditional acupuncture needles, we are equipped with a Class IV veterinary laser device to provide treatment for patients when needling is not feasible.

Chinese herbs

We use high quality human grade herbs that are produced in China and processed in Canada. Most herbal formulas are available in powdered form for easy mixing with food for your pets. Alternatively, the herbs can be packaged in capsules for oral administration.


Dietary advice

We can provide the right diet and nutritional advice for your pets. We stock a range of natural dietary supplements, holistic pet food as well as specialised prescription veterinary diets.

Pet dentistry

Four out of every five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which becomes more severe with age. This can be a real problem for pets and owners because it can lead to more serious issues such as illnesses related to heart, kidney and liver. From general teeth clean to tooth extraction, we can help to maintain your pets' dental hygiene.


We can perform most surgeries on site. From routine desexing to more complex soft tissue or orthopaedic surgeries, we aim to help your pets get back on their paws as soon as possible.

Vaccination & titre testing

It is very important to be up to date with your puppy and kitten's vaccination in order to protect them from some nasty infectious diseases. We then customise the vaccination program for each individual thereafter and can offer vaccination status assessment by titre testing to avoid over-vaccinating your pets.

Puppy class

Early socialisation is vital to the development of puppies before they turn 20 weeks of age. In conjunction with Puppy Kindy, we run puppy classes on site to provide an opportunity for your puppy to learn fundamental social skills in a fun, playful and safe environment. Please contact us for enrolment details.