Dr. Diane Paster of Little Critters Veterinary Hospital

Little Critters Veterinary Hospital

1525 N Gilbert Road Suite 101C
Gilbert, AZ 85234



Diane Paster, DVM offering Pain Therapy & Acupuncture for Dogs & Cats at Little Critters Veterinary Hospital in Gilbert, AZ

Diane Paster, DVM

Because of Diane's deep love for animals, commitment to quality care and pain control, continuing education to further her abilities and her understanding of complimentary and sports medicine, we feel that she will be a very welcome addition to our family.

Experienced in Emergency & General Practice care: 

Dr. Diane Paster graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her experience includes both emergency medicine and general practice.

Boarded Diplomate: 

Dr. Paster became a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline practice in 2004.

Focused on Pain Therapy Control & Prevention: 

Dr. Paster is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, and a Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist.

Active in Canine Sports:

Dr. Paster’s special interests include physical rehabilitation of post-operative and neurologic patients, canine sports medicine, and pain management. Dr. Paster and her husband compete in agility with their corgis.

Dr. Paster is available for appointments including acupuncture at Little Critters Veterinary Hospital call us to schedule (480) 696-7744


Traditional Veterinary Acupuncture


Trigger Point Dry-Needling 

Medical Massage sessions and training for pet owners

Physical Therapy 

Wheel Chair Fitting Via DogonWheels 

Certified in Veterinary Stem Cell Therapy - VetStem

And much more - Schedule and Appointment with Dr. Paster today if your pet has any neurological or chronic pain issues or if you'd just like a more Natural and Complimentary Veterinary Medical Approach (480) 696-7744

Assissi Loop therapy and product for home use
Assissi Loop at Little Critters Vet

Assisi’s targeted pulsed electromagnetic field technologies emerge out of a century-long evolution of using electrical currents to improve health and healing. Pulsed electromagnetic fields are simply delivery systems for inducing electrical current. Pulsing an electromagnetic field near a conductor (such as tissue) will induce current flow in the conductor.

This simple law from physics allows currents to be induced in tissue from outside the body, without anything touching the skin. Magnetic fields penetrate through bandages, casts, fur, hair, etc. The simple induction of electrical current in tissue is the functional therapeutic component of Assisi’s tPEMF technology. It is the effects of this induced current that are therapeutic.

Historically, PEMF technologies were generally large, AC-powered devices that produced a substantial magnetic field. Even today, manufacturers of some PEMF devices describe them as “powerful” or “more powerful.” During much of this period of development, PEMF devices did not have a specific or known biological target. Developing medical applications of the technology was largely driven by trial and error based on unproven assumptions that greater power was likely to produce better outcomes.

We now know those assumptions to be incorrect. By the 1970s, researchers and clinicians had developed relatively low-powered PEMF devices—bone growth stimulators (BGS)—to heal recalcitrant fractures. Although demonstrated to be effective at fracture repair at low power, the specific mechanism of action remained elusive.

Arthur A. Pilla, one of the inventors of BGS technology and a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, was also the original developer of Assisi’s targeted PEMF products.  He focused significant time and resources on researching mechanisms of action for PEMF and developing PEMF signals. Among the potential targets proposed in the literature, research suggested that calcium binding was a likely candidate, in particular, the binding of calcium (Ca) to calmodulin (CaM). This particular complex is a voltage-dependent process responsible for a number of potentially therapeutic biological cascades, most importantly the natural anti-inflammatory cascade. Learn more about the science behind the technology here.


American Board of Veterinary Practice - Canine & Feline - http://abvp.com

Veterinarians who are ABVP Certified have proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine.

Diane Paster, DVM Member of Canine Pain & Rehab Therapy Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner

Vet Acupuncture at Little Critters Veterinary Hospital in Gilbert, AZCertified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist

At CuraCore, we teach healthcare providers across the human and veterinary spectrum how to practice integrative medicine that is based on science, informed by evidence, and infused with heart.

 We strive to put the soul back into medicine.  We are confident in the power of the physical examination, finding that our patients’ structure and function speaks volumes about the causes of their pain and other problems.  We believe that, while medications and surgery hold definitive and vital roles in modern treatment strategies, so do scientific integrative modalities.  It is time to bring these natural healing approaches to the forefront and not wait until all else has failed.

CuraCore takes a different approach.  We educate based solely on science. We teach you the hows, whys, and whens of integrative medicine.  We examine each integrative modality carefully and critically before adopting it into our educational coursework.  What we teach we can explain rationally and with modern medical terminology.  We know that you need to know how each modality works.  We think that all of our patients deserve safe and effective medical care.

Veterinary rehabCertified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

acupuncture at Little Critters Veterinary hospital