Dr. Rachel Lampley was raised on a horse farm in Nolensville, TN. Growing up she kept a
variety of pets, thus fostering her natural love for animals. At the ripe age of 6 she declared
to her parents that she was destined to be a veterinarian and never looked back!
Graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2014, Dr. Lampley has been enjoying exploring veterinary medicine. From large animal medicine to emergency care to non-profit work she loves all aspects of medicine. In practice, Dr. Lampley encountered many sad or frustrating cases that were miraculously improved by veterinary acupuncture. This led her to pursue an exciting new chapter by attending the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Florida in the spring of 2018 to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Her greatest wish is to maximize the benefits of integrating acupuncture with other medical treatments to achieve the best outcome for each individual pet.
Currently Dr. Lampley has three cats – a sassy queen Lily who rules her kingdom with a
watchful eye, big baby Chip who is either lounging in the middle of the floor or sitting in Dr Lampley's
lap drooling, and wild Shitten who was born to reek helter skelter on all she encounters! She also has
her loyal canine companion, Maple. Maple is a fun loving mutt who is as smart as she is silly.
Acupuncture has been practiced in both animals and humans for thousands of years in China. It is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner.
Acupuncture is the act of placing tiny needles into the skin and underlying tissues to stimulate healing. Sometimes a mild electric current can be applied to needles to provide enhanced stimulation
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
* Hormone and reproductive regulation
* Anti febrile effects