Speaking for the Canine Patients
"I would like to tell you about the wonderful experience we have had with Dr. Jester and her treatment of our dog, Kaos. We came back from a camping trip to find Kaos in bad shape. Her head was tilted to the side, one ear was down and she couldn't get up. Once she finally got up, crying the whole time, she kept falling. Due to her age, we knew we were going to have to put her to sleep. I contacted my regular veternarian hoping for a miracle and I was referred to Dr. Jester as Kaos wasn't "mobile". I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about using acupuncture but since I was referred by my vet's office, who I am very fond of, I decided to give it a try. My first clue about Dr.Jester was that when she entered my house, she kicked her shoes off and sat right down on the rug with Kaos. I watched the whole procedure as I was a little concerned as to how Kaos would react as I knew she had to be in pain. Not only did she tolerate the treatment, she seemed to enjoy it. After the treatment, Dr. Jester had Kaos get up and we watched her go outside for a bathroom break. I couldn't believe the difference in her. She was a little wobbly but made it on her own up and down the steps. Her head was almost totally straight and her ear was back up and some of her perkiness had returned. She is part shepherd so those ears are always up! I scheduled a second treatment the following week. The improvement with Kaos is nothing short of miraculous. Kaos has been a shared dog within our family and has had homes with several family members with her final stop being with us. Her other "parents" came by to visit her and they too were amazed at how well she had done and the improvement she had made. I cannot thank Dr. Jester enough for giving us our lovely "child" back. She will never be a puppy again, but dang!, she sure is a teenager! One other note...Dr. Jester's hug to me after her first trip was warm and sincere and her assurance that we still had time with Kaos was a hug to my soul. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
-Rita and Tim Maple of Milwaukie, OR
-Rita and Tim Maple of Milwaukie, OR
"Our border collie mix loves nothing more than fetching his tennis ball. But around the time he turned 8, we noticed that he would often develop a limp while playing. Dr. Jester helped us to determine that arthritis was the problem and that it was made worse by excessive running and stopping. Milo's treatments have helped him recover more quickly and play more often. He also showed an increase in energy after the the first several treatments. The best part was, he absolutely loved the sessions!" -Dave of Corvallis, OR
"I compete with my Belgian Sheepdog, Madisyn, in obedience, rally, and agility.
Maddie greatly enjoys the treatments that Dr. Jester provides her with, as they
help to relieve muscle stiffness and soreness. I notice a real difference in the
way Maddie moves and her overall comfort after she has had one of her
treatments. I too enjoyed my consultations with Dr. Jester as she is very
personable and has an excellent way of explaining things so that they are easy
to understand. She also showed me how to massage and stretch Maddie in between
sessions to keep her performing at her best. Becky’s knowledge of canine sports
medicine, nutrition and animal behavior elevate her above and beyond the average
veterinary acupuncturist. I strongly recommend Dr. Jester to anyone with a
canine athlete both for maintenance sessions between competitions or to help
with soreness or injury recovery."
- Cathy S. and Maddie (Ch. Isengard‘s Makin’ A Scene CDX RA OA OAJ)
"We were advised to try acupuncture as a "last resort" after lots of more traditional treatments for IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). We should have tried much earlier because it dramatically helped our dog's ability to manage the disease himself with a minimal level of traditional medication." -Liz K. and Gabe E. of Beavercreek, OR
"Due to complications of a C-section and spay, my Doberman, Rumor ended up in the emergency clinic overnight getting a blood transfusion. She could not nurse her pups for the first 18 hours so her milk production was very low. One of the vets I work with suggested acupuncture with Dr. Jester.
Dr. Jester came to my home to do the acupuncture. Rumor is normally very protective of her pups, but Dr. Jester was very calm and her caring attitude put Rumor at ease. Dr. Jester did the acupuncture on the bed next to the whelping box so Rumor was right next to her puppies.
Dr. Jester made 2 housecalls and numerous follow-up phone calls to see how things were progressing with Rumor and the puppies, along with several suggestions to help Rumor's milk production.
I would highly recommend Dr. Jester to anyone needing acupuncture for their pet."
- Lisa Johnson of Boring, OR
Regarding expectations for Maxx's acupuncture, Heather responded "I didn't have any expectations. I just wanted to explore every avenue possible. I went in with an open mind and decided to see how Maxx responded. I definitely noticed more difficulty with his mobility when it was time for another appointment." - Heather D. of Portland, OR
"Dr. Becky Jester combines a love and respect for animals with a wealth of knowledge both from a traditional DVM standpoint and an "alternative" all inclusive holistic approach, i.e. the "full package"! I believe ANY animal would benefit from a visit with Dr. Jester, either for treating a chronic condition, illness, or just a general "tune up" to keep everything functioning properly. She's truly blessed with healing hands, and the knowledge behind it in how best to use them."
- Bobbie and Dave E. of Estacada, OR
"Dr. Jester's knowledge of acupuncture and her calming nature has made my first first-hand experience with these treatments feel safe for Luna and free of discomfort or stress for her."
- Lisa W. of Portland, OR
Elvis snoozes while Daisy looks on
"Daisy had a bulging disc in her back and I seriously thought the outcome would be grim. The treatments helped immediately and have given her a wonderful quality of life."
- Trish C. of Portland, OR
Bubbers keeps his eyes on the camera
"Bubbers has a plethora of issues and he was sluggish and not eating. Dr. Jester did just a few treatments on him for pain and appetite stimulation and he had great results!
With Dr. Jester it's more than "just a treatment". She cares beyond belief about the animals she is treating and provides them with the best possible care. She also has the ability to put even the most nervous dog at ease to maximize each treatment. I just can't say enough great things about Dr. Jester. We all just love her at my house!!"
- Trish C. of Portland, OR
"Our dog Clive had a very serious spinal cord stroke in June 2008 and was nearly completely paralyzed. Acupuncture with Dr. Jester has been a pillar of his continuing recovery. He now is able to walk, sit and even run a bit on his own. We have appreciated the way Dr. Jester works collaboratively with his other veterinary care providers, especially Dr. Shaw at Back on Track, and we think this high degree of communication and coordination of his care has really helped him. As a physician I am impressed with the growing body of research confirming the usefulness of acupuncture for many conditions. Although research with animals is not as far along, we have certainly seen positive results for Clive. We really thank Dr. Jester for her knowledgeable and compassionate care." - Valerie King, M.D.
"Dr. Jester's acupuncture treatments helped Molly regain flexibility and mobility after back surgery. Dr. Jester's helpful advice and kind reassurance helped Molly's people during that challenging time!"
- Anne and Gary
- Anne and Gary
"Becky gave more than veterinary acupuncture and joint manipulation. She was always available to answer questions and give us reassurance and comfort throughout the process. What it really comes down to is she gave us two more years with our beloved Jada that otherwise we wouldn't have had. We can't thank her enough for all that she has given us."
- Kim of Estacada, OR
"Stan and I are so pleased with Becky's caring and loving personality."
- S.H. and L.H.
"Mookie's well-being increased greatly while he was in treatment with Dr. Jester. He has more energy and vitality and he walks more easily. It's an excellent treatment."
- Jessica of Portland, OR