About Dr. Lanz

Dr. Karen Mitchell Lanz


Dr. Karen Mitchell Lanz is a 1990 graduate of Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been in small animal (pets) private practice since graduation.

Karen completed the small animal acupuncture course at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Florida, where she does continuing education classes for the purpose of improving her knowledge and skills as a Veterinary Acupuncturist. These courses are only open to licensed Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.


Tui-na, also called An-mo, is Chinese manual therapy used for preventing and treating disease. Tui-na practitioners use various manipulations applied to acupuncture points and meridians; or apply special limb-stretching movements to prevent and treat diseases. Tui-na or An-mo can regulate meridians, soothe joints and sinews, promote circulation of Qi and Blood, balance organs and strengthen the body’s resistance to disease and pain. These techniques of manual therapy have been successfully used for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, Bi syndrome and osteoarthritis, disc problems, peripheral nerve paralysis, Wei syndrome (wasting and general weakness) and internal diseases. Pets of all ages are perfect candidates for Tui-na therapy.

Dr. Karen Lanz is certified in both small animal acupuncture and tui-na. You can learn more about the work Dr. Karen Lanz does at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Please contact Dr. Karen Lanz via the Contact Form, or through email with your general questions about Veterinary Acupuncture. Dr. Lanz will reply at the earliest opportunity – usually within two business days for non-emergency questions.

Karen Mitchell Lanz, DVM, CVA
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Serving Metro Louisville, Kentucky

Client Letters

My 13-year-old boxer, Nikki, started acupuncture treatments two years ago. She was incontinent and had other health problems. Euthanasia seemed to be the only answer. After treatment and herbal supplements, her incontinence stopped completely and other health issues improved. In my opinion, Dr. Lanz’s treatment literally saved her life, and for that I am very thankful. ~ Yvonne L.

Acupuncture has really helped my Yorkie with anxiety issues. After her sessions, she’s mellow and not afraid of storms. Now she is a very easy-going dog. It really helps; I would recommend (veterinary) acupuncture to anyone. ~ Debbie D.

Luke, my Black Lab, has bad hips and knees. He was always in pain. Acupuncture gave him back the life he once had. ~ Cathy S.