Veterinarian in exclusive acupuncture practice.

Camille Bayol


Adress: 499 avenue de la Peyrinie, 12000 RODEZ

or at home (based in Rodez – Aveyron – 12 – France).

Treated animals: Dogs, Cats, Rabbits…

Acupuncture consists of the insertion of needles into the dermis. So, you will find:

  • no drug delivery,
  • no vaccine injection is carried out,
  • no equipment to perform surgeries, hospitalizations or dentistry,
  • no first aid.

On the other hand, there will be:

  • An attentive listening,
  • A global approach to your animal’s pathology,
  • A personalized follow-up.

What are the consultation schedules?

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, only by appointment.

How is the continuity of care of an animal carried out?

Veterinarian can be reached by phone at 06 25 52 25 25 81.

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What to expect from acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a therapy integrated with the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been scientifically proven to help correct the imbalances caused by daily life. In Europe, it is particularly used, in addition to conventional treatments, to fight pain, improve well-being and support patients with chronic diseases.

The emphasis is on the interdependence of all organs. It is a science based on the idea that we do not treat an isolated pathology but a patient as a whole.

Its principle of action is to regulate the body by stimulating its sleeping or cooled organs. The goal is, in fact, to put movement in the areas of the body that are lacking. Needles stimulate privileged cutaneous areas in relation to the targeted organs and their pathologies.

Acupuncture is a safe and non-toxic therapy, side effects are rare.

What about the animals? Does acupuncture affect pets?

From the first point mapping works in Chinese medicine (in 500-600 AD), the question of animals has been raised. It was the horse that first presented interest. And since then, the adaptation and development of knowledge on dogs and cats has not stopped evolving. The anatomical location of the points is a little different between humans and animals, but the principles are identical.

As in conventionnal medicine, veterinary acupuncture is performed following an appropriate medical diagnosis.

It can be combined with most therapies available in veterinary medicine and provides useful support in many cases.

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When to introduce your dog or cat to an acupuncture consultation?

Veterinary acupuncture can be a useful support in case of:

  • Pain,
  • Need to improve the quality of life (older animals, chronic diseases…),
  • Anxiety disorders,
  • In cases when surgery is not recommended.

Acupuncture does not treat lesions, infections and cancers, but in these cases it can be used as a complement to medical treatments.

Acupuncture has shown its scientific effectiveness in 111 diseases.

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How does an acupuncture consultation work?

Acupuncture treatments last between 20 and 45 minutes. The frequency and duration of treatment depends on the animal, the disease and the overall treatment options.

For acute cases, 1 to 4 sessions are usually necessary. For chronic problems, it takes 5 sessions (on average) to restore balance. Depending on the chronicity of the problem, regular treatment (per month, season or year) may be indicated.

During the first session, we discuss your pet’s medical history, habits, reactions, and the main reason for the consultation.

Then I examine your animal over its entire body. These first two steps allow me to establish a global diagnosis that will guide therapeutic choices.

In addition to needles, I use massage techniques. To heat the acupuncture points (the heat shakes the molecules, and puts them back in movement), I use moxas. And depending on the pathology, a phytotherapy treatment may be recommended.

The needles are then placed on clean skin without mowing. These needles are 0.18 mm in diameter (for a blood sampling needle, the diameter is on average 0.6 mm) and are for single use.

Is acupuncture painful? Do dogs or cats let needles get stuck on their skin?

The needles are used without anaesthesia to a depth of a few millimetres in the skin. They are left in place for a few minutes and then removed. Everything is done without pain.

After the treatment, I advise you to keep your pet warm and at rest.

Be aware that in rare cases, symptoms are increased during the first 48 hours after treatment (for example, in case of diarrhea, the effect of acupuncture is to help the body eliminate the factors that cause diarrhea, which can promote it for 1 or 2 days after the session).

Exemples d'aiguilles d'acupuncture pour les chiens et les chats.

Price list

The consultation:

A consultation includes diagnosis, sterile single-use needles, monitoring and prevention advice.

At the vet place:

68,00 € TTC

499 avenue de la Peyrinie, 12000 RODEZ


My goal is to provide the least stressful veterinary care possible, which is why I have chosen to come and meet you and see your animal in its living space.

Distance around Rodez Price of the consultation (travel costs included)
Less than 10 km 78 € TTC
Between 10 and 20 km 83 € TTC
Between 20 and 30 km 91 € TTC
Between 30 and 45 km 100 € TTC

From the third consultation, you benefit from a 15% discount on the price of the consultation + travel expenses.

Acupuncture consultations are covered by veterinary insurance companies (Santé Vet and Bulle Bleue) under the name “alternative medicine”.

Price at 01/03/2019

Payment by cheque or cash.


Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Only by appointment.

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My journey

Camille Bayol, veterinarian – acupuncture only, at home (Aveyron – 12)

Born in Rodez (South of France), I have always been very sensitive to animals and their well-being.

To contribute to their health, I went to veterinary school. Then, to go further in the understanding of diseases, I worked in a fundamental research laboratory. Then, in various start-ups, I devoted myself to treatments related to cancer in animals. Finally, I evolved towards traditional Chinese medicine and therefore acupuncture.   

Through different personal experiences, I develop my feelings and touch in order to choose the best techniques to relieve pain.

Driven by the desire to offer quality care, I regularly participate in post-graduate internships and training courses with leading names in Chinese Medicine in both human and veterinary medicine. I didn’t invent anything, I’m just the result of the knowledge I’ve been given.

You entrust me with your animal companions for a consultation, and I would like to express my gratitude for that.

My commitments:

  • To meet to the patients’ wishes and listen to their opinions about my services.
  • Guarantee a global approach for the animal and its owner.
  • Do not ask to stop medical treatment. The service is a support, and offers help to the patient.
  • Respect professional secrecy in accordance with Articles 226-13 and 226-14 of the Code Pénal.
  • Additional sessions will never be encouraged.
  • Carry out an activity with humanity and honesty, in the best interest of the patient.
  • Continuously train and keep abreast of developments in veterinary acupuncture.
  • Maintain synergistic relationships with other caregivers of patients, and respect professional relationships with patients-clients and collaborators.

Compliance with the Code of Veterinary Ethics.

I undertake to respect the rules of the veterinary profession and the duties laid down in the veterinary code of ethics. (The code of ethics of the veterinary association is available on the Internet:

My partners

Herbal products from the Wamine laboratory (

Marco Polo’s acupuncture needles (

Atavik food manufacturer (

Fleurs de Bach without alcohol – Fleurs de l’Atlas (

Handcrafted saddlery (custom horse and canine creations, leather goods, repairs, etc.) for harnesses adapted to your dogs and cats.

The insurer:

La médicale – 168 Avenue Pierre Sémard, 84918 AVIGNON – Cedex 9. Phone:

The regional council of the veterinary association on which I depend:

The photographers:

Thanks to Céline Photos Art Nature, for the photo on the home page:

And thanks to Confiture&Co for the pictures with the bitches:

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