Darcy Hoyt, DVM, CVA - At Home Veterinary Acupuncture Portland, Washington

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Maral Cavner

2 years ago

We are so thankful for Dr. Hoyt and highly recommend her! She has been visiting my girl, Sweetie, for 3-4 years every other week and we hope she will for many more! It has made a huge difference in Sweetie's arthritis and energy most …

Annie Ory

2 years ago

Dr. Hoyt came to my small apartment to treat my best friend and service animal Buddha. She was in terrible pain, screaming out when walking, being lifted, pooping, not moving, eating or drinking unless absolutely necessary. She was, to her own horror, wetting herself and the bed. It was horrible. I had taken her, during the plague, to a regular vet who had no idea what was wrong and charged me $500 to prove it. Dr. Hoyt came in without any awkwardness in my tiny apartment. She treated Buddha with loving care and had immediate improvement. After 3 visits it was gone, completely healed, never to return. I needed flea meds and she was able to prescribe them through a very reasonably priced online veterinary pharmacy with next day service if needed. If your pet needs more care than she can provide at home she will refer to competent folk. I can't recommend her more. Total 5 Stars!

Ryan Hatt

3 years ago

Our elderly cat Moodle was diagnosed with stage two kidney failure in early 2020 and we were devastated. After reading through dozens of websites and listening to veterinary advice both from our vet and veterinary podcasts, we decided to give acupuncture a try. It was something we had never even considered before, especially considering it had not helped my personal health problems in the past, but we knew we'd try anything to help our cat. After looking through several vets offering acupuncture in the Portland area, including others that offer house calls, we settled on Dr. Hoyt. Reading her incredible reviews, including testimonials about Dr. Hoyt helping another family in our exact same circumstances, made us feel very secure in our choice. She was immediately responsive and, though her schedule was filling up, she was willing to fit us in. From the start, working with Dr. Hoyt has been an incredible experience. Not only has she been amazing with our cat (who is one of those cats with a red sticker on her vet folder, if you know what I mean) and very understanding with Moodle's stubbornness and attitude, she's been a delight to chat with during her visits as well. We also learned that she has an elderly cat of her own with kidney failure that has been doing very well for years now thanks to her care and acupuncture, and you can imagine how hopeful that made us. With all of this happening during the Covid-19 pandemic, I'd be remiss to leave out that she has also been incredibly safety-conscious, which is a huge plus when you suddenly have plans to let a stranger into your home during quarantine! Over the past months we've seen a remarkable change in Moodle's attitude and energy levels. At the start she had become morose and sedentary, which had led to growing arthritis concerns in her back legs. She had stopped jumping up to our bed and climbing her cat tree and would sit in her bed all day after being a very vocal and attention hungry cat for the last fifteen years. Now she's back to demanding our attention, following us around the house, actively playing with toys again, and even jumping up to long-abandoned perch spots. It's like we've turned years back on the clock and it's been truly joyous to experience; a balm for the depression we've been going through over her diagnosis. My wife and I can't recommend Dr. Hoyt enough if you're considering acupuncture for your pets for any reason. Her rates are competitive, she actively tries to lower the frequency of visits she makes once your pet is stable, she keeps up with modern veterinary techniques instead of leaning on outdated methods, and, at least in our home, her results speak for themselves.


3 years ago

My dog Monk had neck surgery a few years ago and I could tell he was having some pain again, so I asked one of the groups that I belong to for recommendations and Dr Hoyt was one that was recommended to me. After looking her up and talking to her, I thought I’d give it a try. Monk responded to it after the first couple treatments I went to bimonthly treatments like I do for myself to keep it up. It worked so well for Monk, I thought I’d try it on my 18 yr old cat, Kazul. She had a lack of appetite and some joint pain, the kind that old fur babies get as they age. After the second treatment, I could not stop her from asking me for food (which was a good thing). I know that I’ve recommended her to my brother and friends, but I for sure will be calling her if I need someone for my future babies. I found Dr Hoyt to be very caring and professional when dealing with her. I’ve had to transition Kazul since then and asked her for any recommendations, and she gave me a loving company to come out. I can’t recommend her enough to people. ????????????

Valerie Gazzo

3 years ago

My 10 year old boxer/spaniel has been receiving acupuncture weekly since April 2020. Darcy is friendly, knowledgeable, reliable and has a high level of expertise in eastern/western ideology. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for convenient at-home treatment for pets.

Valerie Charles

3 years ago

Dr Hoyt started acupuncture on our cat, Zeta, over 2 months ago. Zeta has sarcoma presenting as a large tumor on her shoulder. We continue taking Zeta to her vet for bloodwork and professional advice. Zeta had begun limping from strain of tumor size. After examining Zeta, Dr Hoyt found several areas of tight muscles. Dr Hoyt was very attentive to Zeta and listened to our concerns about quality of life. Zeta responded very well to acupuncture and was then able to walk up and down staircases w alacrity. Our reason for cherishing Dr Hoyts treatments on Zeta is knowing her discomfort and pain are reduced. Dr Hoyt has been able to provide the extra care we had hoped for in between vet visits. We will continue w Dr Hoyts acupuncture treatments until it is time to let Zeta go.

Tim Libra

3 years ago

My 11 year old German Shorthaired Pointer, Nakoma, was experiencing a huge lack of control of her hind legs due to a spinal condition closing off the nerves. My vet recommended acupuncture, which I agreed with, to reestablish paths for the nerves. My sister recommended Dr. Hoyt and her visits have been a huge help. Nakoma went from barely able to walk 100 feet in September to mile long walks and short runs by December. She loves visits from Dr. Hoyt and I'm glad to have such a huge improvement.

Susan T

3 years ago

Dr. Darcy Hoyt has treated my 17 year old kitty for five years. Typically after acupuncture, my cat will run around like she is a kitten. Not only does she provide acupuncture, I always feel very comfortable asking her about my cats general health. Darcy is not only professional and extremely knowledgeable, but she is a lovely and caring person.

Shelby Regner

3 years ago

Dr. Hoyt has been treating our cat for about a year. He had been seen by 2 other animal acupuncturists (who were both great) and he simply responded best to her demeanor and treatments. She has been flexible with our treatment space and is …

Scott Carda

3 years ago

Darcy helped our older cat with acupuncture for many months. She was flexible on dates and came to the house to alleviate stress on our kitty. We would highly recommend her and she dies a wonderful job!

Robin Mordecai

3 years ago

Darcy saved my dog's life! She has always been efficient, easy-going and flexible with scheduling. I have recommended her to dozens of folks that want to give their pets the best care. Thank you, Darcy!!

Michael Prestia

3 years ago

Dr. Hoyt is my dog Dakota’s vet acupuncturist for the last 7 plus years and is a wonderful and extraordinary vet! Dr. Hoyt has helped beyond all expectations with my dog’s degenerative disc disease, neck, back and knee pain and aniexty …

Meghan G

3 years ago

Dr Hoyt is wonderful! My senior dog has been seeing her for a few months now, I love that she makes home visits because he is much more relaxed at home than at the vets office. I have tried many different treatments and my dog has been able …

Mary Dernedde

3 years ago

Dr.Hoyt has been to our house 5 times to do Accupuncture on our 10.5 year old lab who had a pitched nerve in his back and neck. She has been extremely helpful in healing SLUGGER. She is very good about COVID precautions (mask wearing, hand sanitizing and making sure our windows were open) She is professional, knowledgeable and very helpful directing us on what SLUGGER needs to heal. SLUGGER loves her❤️????. I will and have been recommending her to other dog owners that need her help with accupuncture.


3 years ago

Dr. Hoyt provided acupuncture for my dog Lucy during the past several months of her life. Lucy's 16-year-old legs were deteriorating, and the acupuncture helped her mobility. Dr. Hoyt was responsive, professional, incredibly caring to Lucy and to me as I was trying to decide the most compassionate way to help my dog. She even provided Lucy's Adequan injections as part of the acupuncture appointment as I was having to do this as an extra appointment before, and Lucy was not able to load up in the car easily. Thank you Dr. Hoyt for all you did for Lucy!

marian going far

3 years ago

dr hoyt has taken care of 3 of our dogs with wonderful results. one of them had a neurological issue and the acupuncture has improved his quality of life in a big way. the other two were senior dogs with hind leg weakness, and they always did so much better after their treatment. she is a wonderful person. highly recommended

Julia Metz

3 years ago

Dr. Hoyt was recommended to me by my veterinarian after my dog, Juniper, experienced a knee injury which also revealed that she had severe hip dysplasia. I was heartbroken at the prospect of my happy adventurer not being able to comfortably or safely go on hikes anymore - something that brings Juniper joy like nothing else. Even just after our first session with Dr. Hoyt, Juniper, was quickly back to her happy carefree self after being cautious and seemingly depressed following her injury. Since then, Dr. Hoyt has thoughtfully worked with us to ensure continued improvement, sustained mobility, and even worked through tangential tightness and discomfort that hadn't been at the forefront after her initial injury. We had our first session before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and both then and now, I've always felt confident in having Dr. Hoyt come into my home as well as taking care of my pup. She's incredibly patient with my busy and ever changing schedule, so sweet with my sometimes over the top dog, has always taken serious and respected when I cancelled due to health concerns, washes her hands or uses antibacterial gel when she arrives and as she leaves, and as noted above - she's vastly improved the quality of life of Juniper. I can't say enough how thankful I am to have been introduced to her and have already recommended her to several of my friends. (photo of Juniper in post acupuncture session bliss)

John Street

3 years ago

Frederic ❤️‘s Dr. Hoyt! He has been seeing her for a few years now. The best part of seeing Dr. Hoyt is that she does acupuncture from the comfort of your own home. Vet visits are a bit stressful for our French bulldog. At home, he can …

Jeanne Sutter

3 years ago

Dr. Hoyt has been a wonderful provider for my senior dog. My dog always seems to feel better after her treatments. Dr. Hoyt has been compassionate and understanding as I navigate the challenges of end-of-life care. She also always has time and attention for my other pets! I’m v glad that I’ve been able to include Dr. Hoyt’s treatments to complement the other therapies I’ve been using to provide my sweet girl w a good quality of life.

Jeanie Brandt

3 years ago

Dr. Hoyt is a pleasure to work with! It was easy to contact her initially and set up appointments for my older dog. He is doing so much better with her "in home care" than he did getting acupuncture treatments in a vet clinic.

J Taylor

3 years ago

Darcy has been wonderful to my fuzzy companion. Acupuncture has really helped and he loves seeing her.


3 years ago

This Woman wanted to come to my house even tho she was sick after coming back from China. I tried to explain that Covid was very real and she should get tested immediately. She became irate and threatened me. Unprofessional and dangerous to you and your pet. You cannot trust this person..

Hilary Gold

3 years ago

We recently moved here and needed to find a new veterinary acupuncturist for our older and hurting lab. I found Dr. Hoyt right away and she conveniently comes to you - no getting a heavy old dog into the car to go to the vet! The animals …

Glenn Gutman

3 years ago

We've had 3 visits from Dr. Hoyt. We saw immediate improvement in our recently tripawd golden retriever after the second visit. We unfortunately missed our initially planned 3rd appointment due to family stuff, and after three weeks without an appointment our boy's mobility issues came back. She is an extremely pleasant person, and we will be utilizing her services for as long as our boy needs. She's respectful to health guidelines, she wears her mask when coming into our home and was willing to double up on the hand sanitizer for health safety.

Gia W

3 years ago

Dr. Hoyt is wonderful with my geriatric dogs - they love her and look forward to her visits. So helpful that she comes to my home, as it's hard to get three old dogs to a veterinary office! I'd highly recommend her services to anyone looking to complement their animals veterinary care with acupuncture.

Geoff Nelson

3 years ago

Dr Hoyt provides excellent care for my aging kitty. What more can you ask for someone coming to your house and taking the time to listen and then providing the best care possible. She has an online pharmacy she works with that makes medication super easy. We couldn't be happier.

Diana Burns

3 years ago

Dr. Hoyt has been seeing our German Shepherd mix for over a year now. Even though our dog is almost 14 years old, she swims for 45 minutes every other week, goes for walks that last from 1-2 hours daily, and is still quite active throughout the day. She also has numerous health issues including several auto-immune diseases, megaesophagus, collapsing trachea caused by the megaesophagus, spondylosis, hip dysplasia, arthritis in multiple joints, CCL tear, and probable Intervertebral Disk Disease. Even though our dog is seen monthly by a rehabilitation vet, we wanted to see if separate acupuncture treatments could help with these health issues in between the monthly vet visits. Her rehabilitation vet was happy with our choice of Dr. Hoyt. Since starting the acupuncture only treatments with Dr. Hoyt, we have noticed our dog's mobility has improved, her activity level has increased, the issues we were seeing with the collapsing trachea have improved, and her rehabilitation vet doesn't have to do as much work on her at her monthly visits. Our dog enjoys her sessions with Dr. Hoyt and falls asleep after the last needle is inserted. And we've been able to keep her off pain meds and NSAIDs.

Anne Kollender

3 years ago

Darcy worked with both of my aging Bernese, helping to improve and maintain mobility and overall comfort for over three years. Acupuncture was an essential part of their regular treatment to preserve quality of life. Both loved Darcy and …

Suzanne Dixon

4 years ago

Love the care Dr. Hoyt provides for my dogs. The acupuncture really is doing wonders for my ancient border collie!

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