Pain Management

Pets suffering from chronic pain experience a decreased ability to enjoy all aspects of their lives. There are many ways that we can help.

Depending on the type of pain that is occurring, your patient may benefit from a consultation with one of our board-certified specialists. Pets with general, non-specific pain will likely be directed to our Internal Medicine department, while pets with orthopedic pain would require a consultation with Surgery. Either of these departments may recommend a referral to our Sport & Strength Department for a physical rehabilitation plan where appropriate.

If the pain is oral pain, however, a consultation with Dentistry & Oral Surgery may be in order.

To refer a patient to any of the departments listed above, please submit our online Patient Referral Form for Specialty Services.  If you would prefer to complete a paper form, please complete our Specialty Referral Form and fax to 651-501-3763 or email to

Acupuncture services are currently unavailable at Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota. If you are seeking to refer a patient for acupuncture, below is a list of our member hospitals that provide this service.

Animal Care Center

Cedar Pet Clinic - Lake Elmo

Elm Creek Animal Hospital

Grand Avenue Veterinary Center

Hudson Road Animal Hospital

Pomeroy’s Animal Hospital (no website)

Rivertown Animal Hospital

Skadron Animal Hospital

St. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital

Stillwater Veterinary Clinic