Are Electroceuticals the Future of Veterinary Medicine?

June 18, 2018

Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS, chief of staff at Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic in Eureka, Missouri, gives an overview of electroceuticals and their use in veterinary medicine.

Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS, chief of staff at Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic in Eureka, Missouri, gives an overview of electroceuticals and their use in veterinary medicine.

Electroceuticals are prescription medical devices used to emit a type of frequency and waveform that can improve a patient's overall health by supporting the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system. Dr. Frick explains that early research into electroceuticals began in the 70s and 80s and was done on animals to utilize the devices in the human market. While the past 40 years of research in this area has been focused on humans, Dr. Frick thinks future research on electroceuticals will focus on veterinary medicine. She mentions a few reasons why:

  • Pet owners are looking for other options to help their animals.
  • Not all pharmaceutical drugs are inherently safe.
  • The opioid crisis will drive electroceuticals to the animal market.