Animal Acupuncture Westside


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Meet Fredric Schlesinger, DVM, LMT,
IVAS Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

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Dr. Schlesinger performing electroacupuncture on "Cappie," a dachshund being treated for intervertebral disc disease.

Veterinary Acupuncturist and TCVM Specialist

Dr. Fredric Schlesinger has been a licensed practicing veterinarian since 1984 and owned a practice in Coram, NY from 1986 until 2003. He served on the Executive Board of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association (LIVMA), the largest Veterinary Medical Association in New York State, from 1992 through 1997. Dr. Schlesinger chaired the Continuing Education Committee for two years as Vice President and then served as President of LIVMA from 1995-1996.


Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)

About TCVM and

Veterinary Acupuncture

Ancient Equine Meridien Ink Drawing 

Ancient Equine Meridien Ink Drawing 

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years in China to treat both people and animals. Throughout the ages, each generation of practitioners has added personal knowledge based on trial and error in order to obtain in successful results.

Evaluation and Treatment with TCVM

Veterinarian with Dog

Consultations for your pet begin with a thorough history, a discussion of current problems and a complete review of laboratory results, radiographs or other diagnostics performed by your regular veterinarian.

Our Services

Dr Fred Schlesinger performing acupuncture on a Doberman Pincher.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of treatment for many diseases and disorders.  Veterinary acupuncture involves the placement of fine needles in various locations found along pathways  or “meridians” in an animal’s body in...


Medical pet massage therapy is the therapeutic deep tissue application of massage techniques and stretching techniques to enhance the reduction of muscles spasms and associated pain, increase flexibility, relieve tension, promote healing... 

Chinese Herbs used in the practice of Dr. Fred Sclesinger, Animal Acupuncture Westside.

Chinese herbs have been used for centuries. It is estimated that there are some 13,000 medicinals used in China and over 100,000 medicinal recipes recorded in the ancient literature. Many of these herbs play a very important part...


Cold laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy or Photobiomodulation, is used to stimulate blood circulation and tissue repair. Laser light penetrates deep into the skin/tissue layers and stimulates cellular energy and metabolic processes which in turn promotes healing and tissue... 


While most people are aware of how important proper nutrition is for maintaining or correcting health, often little emphasis is placed on proper nutrition for our pets. Many of today’s commercial pet foods are lacking in nutritional support... 

Frequently Asked Questions for Animal Acupuncture Westside.

Includes Contact information, Hours of Operation, Information about whether or not Referrals are required and contact with your regular Veterinarian, Fees and Payment arrangements



Puca, the Dachshund was treated by Animal Acupuncture Westside for hind leg problems.
In November of 2014, our dachshund, Puca was suddenly unable to use her back legs or even wag her tail. We took her to a veterinarian. We were told she had a herniated disc. It was suggested we either do immediate surgery or crate rest for 8 weeks. We chose the crate rest, along with daily doses of steroids (prednisone), muscle relaxer... 

— Dee Plana

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Your Pet's Health Starts Here.

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We are conveniently located near the North Valley, Los Ranchos, Corrales, Albuquerque's Westside and Rio Rancho




1111 Alameda Blvd. NW,

Suite E,

Albuquerque, NM 87114


Monday, 9 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday closed
Wednesday, 9 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, 9 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 5:00 PM