Therapeutic Laser (Laser Therapy)
This is the newest addition to the services provided at Animal Medical Clinic. Laser therapy has been used for many years in the human medicine world and is starting to make an impact in the veterinary world. Laser treatments are beneficial because they decrease inflammation, accelerate tissue repair and cell growth, improve nerve function, and help decrease pain and reduce fibrous tissue formation. We have used laser therapy with great success on everything from wound healing and post surgical incisions, to arthritis care.
Instead of using a sharp scalpel blade for cutting on surgery patients, the laser uses a light beam to cut. The laser energy vaporizes the water found in tissues allowing it to cut the tissue. The energy seals the nerve endings and blood vessels, resulting in less pain and virtually no trauma to the tissue.