• "The essence of health is balance"
    True Balance Veterinary Acupuncture.

  • Acupuncture restores health imbalances.

  • Integrative medicine improves
    your pet’s quality of life.

  • Acupuncture resolves pain and discomfort.

“I believe acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve normal functioning.”

~ Dr. Maria T. Patino ~

Acupuncture is a wonderful way to treat many conditions associated with pain. Whether the pain is associated with muscles, bones, joints or internal organs acupuncture can in most cases resolve or ease the pain.

Also, can be used as a complementary modality to conventional medicine treatment or can be used as an alternative form of medicine in cases where side effects of the medications or treatment provided by conventional medicine deteriorate the pet's quality of life.

The Essence of Health is Balance; the body’s physiological and biochemical True Balance.


About us in short

Veterinary Acupuncture & Rehab business offer the amazing healing benefits of Acupuncture and physical rehabilitation for your beloved pet in the comfort of your home.

A Little Words About Us

The focus of TrueBalance Veterinary Acupuncture & Rehab is to improve your pet’s quality of life, regardless of the medical condition, disease process or age. This may be done in lieu of or in addition to the conventional medical approaches that your pet may be receiving.

“I truly believe Health is the balance of all the physiological reactions in the body with the mind and the environment. I believe in the power of your pet’s body to heal, in the influence that a good diet and a healthy environment have in the body and the great influence that the human-animal bond has in the in the health of your pet.”
~ Dr. Maria T. Patino. ~


Veterinary Care

The best practice of veterinary care is a combination of the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and diagnostics and procedures offered by Western Medicine.

What To Expect On Session

The initial session is about 1.5-2hours where information regarding treatment is explained to the owner, an evaluation of the pet must be made, and documentation must be signed. Each session after the first may last about 45min to an hour depending on the conditions, comfort level of the patient, and the therapy is being used to treat.

Treatment Outcomes

Some results can be seen immediately, while others will require several treatments. Generally, a minimum of 3 to 5 treatments 1-2 weeks apart for chronic conditions are needed before one can expect notable improvement.

Safety And Contraindications

Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Very few negative effects have been found in clinical cases. In spite of everything, there are certain contraindications of needle insertion based on the location of the acupoint or health status of the patient, such as: inserting a needle directly into a tumor or open wound, using a needle at acupoint at the umbilicus, the use of certain points in pregnant patients, the use of electro-acupuncture on patients who suffer from seizures, and hemo-acupuncture on weak or geriatric animals.

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Pet Needs True Balance Acupuncture Treatments.

Not invasive.

No harmful side effects.

Improves Quality of life.

Treats multiple conditions in one session.

All in the comfort of your home.

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Common Conditions Treated With Acupuncture

Musculoskeletal problems: muscle soreness, back pain, osteoarthritis, and degenerative joint disease.

Neurological disorders: seizures, intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), laryngeal hemiplegia, facial and radial nerve paralysis, and degeneratiove myelopathy.

Gastrointestinal disorders: diarrhea, gastric ulcers, colic, vomiting, constipation, and impactions.

Other chronic conditions: anhidrosis, heaves, asthma, cough, uveitis, renal failure, chronic liver diseases, behavioral problems, infertility, Cushing’s disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, geriatric weakness, and skin problems.

Quality of life, maintenance and enhancement, and hospice care.

Physical performance enhancement and the prevention of disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Acupuncture?

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

  • Generally, no, acupuncture does not harm patients. On rare occasion, it may cause discomfort or minimal pain because it is new to your pet. The needles are extremely thin, and even anxious pets may become very relaxed after a few minutes.

Is Acupuncture Effective?

  • Yes, acupuncture is one of the most beneficial forms of treatment to soothe your pet’s pain and stimulate other positive reactions in their body. For example, pets may have increased energy, blood flow, and oxygenation in the body.
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Will I See Results Right Away?

  • Some patients may experience immediate evident improvement, but other pets may have slower appearing benefits. Thus, several sessions are highly recommended to reach ultimate health for your pet.

To inquire more about our services or for a quote, please contact us at (954) 348-7146 or email us at info@truebalance.vet

Quality Of Life

As an owner, deciding when to euthanize your pet may be one of the most difficult decisions you ever make. One can define our pet’s quality of life by its overall physical and mental well-being. It is important not to only focus on just one aspect of their life but to analyze aspects such as alertness, playfulness, sleeping habits, eating behaviors, ambulation and pain assessment among others. For more information please click the button below.

How Do I Know When it’s Time?

End Of Life Support

Whether your furry friend approaches his golden years, she or he has been diagnosed with a chronic and debilitating disease or you’re are faced with a devastating diagnosis it is always important to monitor the end-of-life happening and reduce any pain and suffering of the pet and eventually the owner.

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Our Services

We offered a veterinary acupuncture session followed by special stretching, body manipulation, and massages.

  • Personalized service

    We offered a one on one consultation, a thorough physical examination and Traditional Chinese Medical Assessment and pattern diagnosis. We will address all of your questions and concerns.

  • Food Therapy

    Also called nutrition therapy and dietary therapy, is a mode of dieting rooted in Chinese understandings of the effects of food on the organisms. We recommend proper nutritional supplements to optimize treatment results base on your pet's physical and medical needs.

  • Senior Pet Care

    We will do an overall health assessment and home environment evaluation to provide recommendations with the main focus of improving the quality of life of your senior pet.

  • Mobile service

    Reduce your pets stress for optimal treatment. Consultation and treatment will be in the comfort of your house. Avoid the hassle of driving to the veterinarian office and reduce the pain and discomfort for your geriatric pet.

  • Consultation

    In addition to a thorough conventional examination and Traditional Chinese examination, we can provide a second opinion on your pet's health and review your pet's blood work, radiographs, medications, diet, and supplements.

  • Herbal Medicine

    When needed, we will recommend herbal formulas from highly reliable sources. Herbal supplement assists in the healing process of your pet and in the true balance of his body and can be used to complement effects of the acupuncture session.

  • Rehabilitation Therapy

    We use active and passive exercises to improve balance, proprioception, strength, and endurance.

  • Laser Therapy

    We offer low-intensity laser therapy known as Cold Laser that stimulates healing and decreases inflammation while using low levels of light.

  • Tissue Manipulation

    We use different techniques to stimulate soft tissue which aims to improve mobility, circulation, and longterm inflammation.

  • Extended appointment time

    Unlike conventional appoints we offered a comprehensive 1hr to 2.5 hrs appointment to allow us to fully assess and treat your pet.

  • "Dr. Patino, not only did you have empathy for our family, but you showed empathy and love for our Sam and his ailments. You gave us hope, even when there was none. You were willing to try for and with us. We pray for you and those you try and help by giving them hope."

    – Sam’s Family –

  • "Dr. Patino has been the best vet I've ever known for my doggies. She treated our Frenchie with the best loving care and although he was in pain he loved seeing her. I can't wait for our new doggie and the doctor to meet. they will fall in love with each other! ;)

    – Maggie Fiorito –

  • "Dr. Patiño is great! She helped my 12 year old toy poodle, Barbie, feel so much better after being diagnosed with IVDD. She has continued to improve with every acupuncture treatment. We are forever grateful to Dr. Patiño for giving Barbie another chance at walking and running like she loves to do!”

    – Diana Morell –

Meet Dr. Patino, DVM, CVA.

A life dedicated to take care of your furry friends!



Her love and passion for animals and medicine started at an early age.



Miami Dade Honors College inaugural class, FAU Honors College student and Tuskegee University Doctor in Veterinary Medicine graduate.



Over 15yrs in the veterinary filed and half of it practicing medicine on leadership positions coaching staff and doctors.



Devoted to the practice holistic and conventional medicine, integrating canine rehabilitation therapy.

"My goal is to grant my furry patients the hope, mobility and life-changing experience acupuncture gave me when I was wheelchair bound and unable to care for my kids and myself."

– Maria T. Patino, DVM,CVA. –

Featured Cases

Life changing improvements and amazing Before & After events of our patients.

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Check Bear's response to treatment in our Youtube Channel

Bear is a 14 yrs old German Shepherd who suffered an ACL rupture and had advanced degenerative joint disease. He was unable to walk and even stand. At his age surgery was not an option. After his 4th treatment, he walks, runs and continues to improve.

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Find the Mason's Before and after video in our Youtube Channel

He is a 10 yr. old sweet bot that had a progressive ataxia, hind limb weakness and was in a lot of pain. After his 4th treatment he was walking better, stronger in the back, was feeling more energetic and his pain was gone.

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Watch Molly's improments videos at our Youtube channel

She is a 14yr. old Pekinese diagnosed with severe degenerative joint disease of the hip and right shoulder. Her back was tense and seemed painful. She even hesitated to walk due to severe pain. After her acupuncture treatment, she seems more comfortable, allowed to be massaged and walked.

Still have additional Questions?

If you have more questions about what acupuncture treatments can offer to your pet and for all other True Balance Veterinary Services inquiries, we welcome your phone call.

Serving Areas

Pembroke Pines Florida and 45 miles


Contact Information

Call or Text: (954) 348-7146

Email: info@truebalance.vet

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*If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, contact your regular veterinarian or visit the closest emergency hospital. The following offer 24 hour services:
LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital
9410 Stirling Rd, Cooper City, FL 33024.