Tara Edwards

Veterinary Specialist
Medical Acupuncture, Chronic Pain Management, Rehabilitation Therapy

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Rehabilitation Therapy
Medical Acupuncture
Chronic Pain Management

Dr. Tara Edwards, DVM is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Tara Edwards graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She started in mixed animal practice then migrated into small animal practice. Her passion for animal rehabilitation grew during this time and she obtained her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2006 from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. In 2012, she obtained her certification as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. In 2013 she obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2014 she obtained certification in veterinary medical acupuncture and is excited to add this to her pain management tool box. Her areas of interest include improving the quality of care for geriatrics with arthritis, raising the bar for pain management, and incorporating orthotics into patient care. She enjoys mentoring students in the field of rehabilitation as well as lecturing both locally and internationally.
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Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for many years to improve human health and is becoming an available treatment option for our pets. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting a small thin needle into the skin or muscles to promote circulation, facilitate tissue relaxation, control pain and inflammation, and enhance normal nerve and physiological functions.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Arthritis & Chronic Pain
  • Post-operative Pain
  • Spinal Cord & Nerve Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Kidney & Urinary Tract Disorders
  • Adjunct to Palliative Care Programs

Dr. Edwards uses an integrated approach and often combines rehabilitation therapy, low-level laser therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals for the most effective treatment strategy for your pet's individual medical and pain management needs. If you are concerned about your pet's level of discomfort, physical well-being, recovery, or have any questions concerning the potential for acupuncture to assist with your pet's health, please contact the clinic for further information.

Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre

10564 Powley Court

Winfield, BC V4V 1V5

Main: 250-766-3236

Fax: 250-766-3237

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Sat-Sun: Closed

Referral Hours:

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