Medical Acupuncturist Joins Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Integrative Pain Medicine Center

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Colorado State University has expanded the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Integrative Medicine Service team with the addition of Dr. Rebecca Blumberg.

Blumberg has joined the Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine where she will offer acupuncture among other integrative pain medicine techniques.

Her interest in integrative pain management developed throughout veterinary school because of the health conditions of her Border collie, Gracie. This past year, Dr. Blumberg completed her education in acupuncture and massage with Dr. Narda Robinson at CSU. In addition to furthering her training and experience under Dr. Robinson’s direct supervision, Dr. Blumberg will soon be completing her training in canine rehabilitation.

The VTH Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine offers a range of nontraditional healing techniques such as acupuncture, laser, medical massage and herbal supplements. These treatments are beneficial to wound management, neurological recovery, inflammatory bowel disease, stubborn dermatologic conditions, urinary and fecal incontinence, chronic renal failure, seizures, and anxiety among other conditions.

Dr. Blumberg received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from Cornell University in 2004. She followed her love of skiing to Colorado to complete a master’s in Animal Nutrition in 2006 and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 from CSU.

Dr. Blumberg is available for appointments from 12–8 p.m. Monday and Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at (970) 297-5000.