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We offer a wide variety of modalities, including:
Veterinary Rehabilitation Vetro-Laser
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy
Our rehab center features state-of-the art equipment including:
Our highly experienced clinical team is trained in a wide variety of modalities, providing referring veterinarians the opportunity to craft a complete plan for patients across the spectrum of possible therapies.
Our team has treated dogs and cats with issues ranging from post-surgery recovery to arthritic pain mitigation.
We offer a wide variety of programs and packages to fit any case and can seamlessly work with your regular veterinarian on developing a program that is appropriate for your pet.
Concierge Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer the latest techniques in veterinary rehabilitation to help our patients recover from injury and surgery with maximum speed and minimum pain.
We offer many of the same modalities commonly used in the human sector, including:
Our rehabilitation programs are individually tailored to each patient and never approached as a one size fits all treatment. The veterinarians must carefully evaluate their patients prior to beginning a series of physical exercises as well as perform intermittent reevaluations of the patient to ensure that recovery is progressing and that parallel conditions, such as arthritis in other joints, are not being aggravated by the treatments.
The equipment and therapies selected for each case will:
Increase circulation, which accelerates healing Increase muscle mass and strength, which improves balance, coordination, and performance Improve flexibility and mobility, which increases functionality Minimize pain, which restores and improves the patient’s quality of life
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy just like in human medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in veterinary medicine is designed to effectively deliver oxygen to tissues in the body in order to treat a wide range of ailments.
How does HBOT work?
The hyperbaric chamber delivers to your pet 100% pure oxygen, which is inhaled at a pressure much greater than that of normal breathing. Under hyperbaric pressure, oxygen is able to reach damaged tissue 3 to 4 times farther than normally transferred by red blood cells.
This is especially important in swollen and inflamed tissues where small blood vessels have been spread apart and oxygen from the red blood cells is unable to diffuse far enough to supply the needs of damaged cells.
The more oxygen that is delivered to tissues, the faster healing is achieved.
HBOT is useful in a variety of clinical situations and is most often given in combination with other modes of therapy.
Reduce swelling and inflammation
Ease pressure and edema caused by head or spinal cord injuries
Stimulate new blood vessel formation in healing tissues Improve control of infection
Promote wound healing
HBOT is used to treat:
Wounds/burns Head/spinal cord trauma
Post cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
Sinusitis and much more
Cold Laser Therapy If you pet is suffering from arthritis, recovering from a wound, or simply dealing with the everyday aches and pains that can come from aging, laser therapy can greatly improve his or her quality of life by decreasing pain and allowing greater mobility.
Cold laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy, is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation in order to treat a variety of ailments.
Cold laser therapy is used to treat:
Tendon and soft tissue injuries
Sprains and strains
Swelling due to back disc problems
Wounds such as skin lesions or abrasions and post-surgical incisions
Muscular-skeletal abnormalities and more
How does cold laser therapy work?
The laser uses a beam of light to stimulate damaged cells to produce more energy, leading to improved cell function.
This increase in function has a host of benefits, including improved circulation, decreased inflammation, and release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever.
What are the treatments like?
During treatment, the laser is applied directly to the skin or held just above the skin’s surface if contact is painful.
Sessions can last from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Treatment is safe and usually painless – in fact, many dogs find the treatment relaxing and enjoyable due to the release of endorphins it causes.
Stem Cell Therapy Vet-Stem Regenerative Cell (VSRC) therapy, a modern stem cell therapy used to treat dogs suffering from arthritis as well as tendon and ligament injuries.
How does VSRC therapy work?
San Diego based company Vet-Stem, Inc., has developed a procedure that isolates stem cells from an animal’s own fat for therapeutic injection into the injured tissue or joints.
Within 48 hours, Vet-Stem will isolate a pet’s stem cells and return them to an authorized veterinarian, to be used in treatment of the injured pet.
The stem cells are then injected into the bloodstream, which stimulates the growth of new, healthy cells in the injured area.
The effects of a single injection last from several months to over a year and a half.
There are no moral or ethical concerns with VSRC therapy because the cells used are adult cells, and come from your pet’s own fat tissue, which means that no embryonic cells are created or killed in the process.
Is VSRC therapy right for my dog?
If your dog is suffering from arthritic pain, you may want to consider VSRC therapy. Since 2006, over 3,500 dogs have received treatment and 80% of owners have reported improved quality of life for their dogs. Dr. Harman, founder of Vet-Stem, says, “We’ve seen stem cell therapy help dogs whose pain was previously so severe that they struggled to stand, jump into cars, chase balls or run up and down stairs.”
A single injection decreases pain to help your dog return to his or her boisterous self.
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Dr. Lopez has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.