News & Updates
The Rainelle Office is Open For Business
We are pleased to announce that our Rainelle location has reopened and we operating under normal hours – Wednesdays 8-5. We thank everyone for bearing with us as we cleaned and remodeled after the devastating floods that affected so many in Greenbrier County. We are so happy to be able to open our doors again to all the clients and patients that visit us at this location. Are hearts go out to all those affected by the devastation. We look forward to seeing you!
Now Offering Acupuncture
We are so pleased to now be offering acupuncture. Acupuncture is a main component of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine that involves the insertion of sterile needles into discrete and specific points on the body in order to cause a therapeutic effect. The points on the body are called “Shu-Xu” or acupoints. Acupuncture has been practiced in both animals and humans for thousands of years. Studies have shown that acupuncture stimulation induces the following physiological effects: pain relief, promotion of tissue healing processes, regulation of gastrointestinal motility, anti-inflammatory effects as well as dozens of others. Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Each session may take 20 to 45 minutes; the first session usually takes longer than follow-up treatments. As in all medicine, the number of treatments needed depends on the situation and frequency of treatments. Acupuncture is not painful because acupuncture points are stimulated using very fine needles, almost as thin as hair. Due to the relaxation effect, some animals will even fall asleep during treatments. Dr. Raina Pannee, DVM is a graduate of Oklahoma State and has been practicing veterinary medicine since she graduated in 2013. Dr. Pannee joined the medical team at GVH in June of 2015. Recently, she completed advanced training in acupuncture and is now offering acupuncture to patients that she believes would benefit from such treatment. Dr. Pannee has been seeing great results with acupuncture treatments thus far and has become such an asset to the hospital and the patients she sees. GVH is so pleased to be able to offer another great service to our community and their four legged friends.
Dr. Pannee Joins the Greenbrier Veterinary Team
Greenbrier Veterinary Hospital welcomes Dr. Raina Pannee to their highly skilled team. Dr. Pannee joined the Greenbrier Veterinary team on June 29, 2015 as an associate DVM. As a 2013 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Dr. Pannee has spent the past two years practicing small animal medicine at an animal clinic located in Lexington, VA. Dr. Pannee is particularly fond of internal medicine but enjoys all aspects of the profession. In the near future, she will be attending courses for acupuncture and holistic medicine and offering those services to clients once she is certified. When she is not caring for animals at the hospital, she enjoys gardening, painting and spending time with her family including her four legged children.