What is Laser?
A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of coherent light that can cut, seal or vaporize tissue.
Are Lasers New?
Laser technology has been helping doctors to safely and effectively treat patients for more than 20 years. The technology is well proven and well documented, and it is now gradually being adopted by progressive companion animal health care facilities.
How Does a Laser Work?
The way a particular laser works is determined by the specific wavelength of light that it produces. For example, the most commonly used surgical laser is a CO 2 laser which produces an invisible beam of light that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Because the doctor can precisely control the laser, only a thin layer of tissue is removed, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected.
What Type of Procedures Can a Laser Perform?
A laser is ideal for a wide variety of procedures for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, horses and other animals. Some of these include the removal of cysts, tumors and warts.
Why Laser Surgery?
- Less Pain - The laser seals nerve endings as it "cuts." As a result, your companion animal will experience less pain and be more comfortable post operatively.
- Less Bleeding - The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery. This speeds many procedures, reducing the time your companion animal needs to be under anesthesia, which further reduces possible complications.
- Less Swelling - Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise tissue because the only thing that touches your companion animal is an invisible beam of light.
What Does This Mean For My Companion Animal?
- Reduced risk of infection - As the laser removes diseased tissue, it seals the skin and reduces the amount of bacteria present.
- Precision - The laser can remove unhealthy tissue while minimizing adverse effects to healthy surrounding tissue.
- Quick return to normal activities - Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort and a better course of healing
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ALL FELINE AND CANINE ROUTINE SURGERIES REQUIRE CURRENT VACCINES (From a licensed veterinarian).
CANINE VACCINES: DHPP, +/- Lepto, Bordetella, Rabies and for any dog over 6 months of age a Negative Heartworm Test
FELINE VACCINES: FVRCP[C], Feline Leukemia Test, FELV, and Rabies.
Jeanette performing a dental prophylaxis
COMPANION THERAPY LASER SYSTEM
Companion Therapy Laser® System
- The Companion Therapy Laser allows your pet to heal faster after surgery or traumatic injury.
- It eases pain and improves mobility without the use of pharmaceuticals and surgery.
- Laser therapy provides your geriatric animal relief of aches and pains and allows for more freedom and improved quality of life.
- Everyday disorders such as lick granulomas and chronic ear infections that cause severe pain and discomfort are instantaneously relieved.
Applications of the Companion Therapy Laser® System
Companion Therapy Laser® provides a revolutionary new approach to Veterinary Wound Management. It can significantly reduce healing time. Traumatic skin injuries and surgical incisions benefit greatly from laser therapy intervention.
- Enhanced leukocyte infiltration
- Increased macrophage activity
- Increased neovascularization
- Increased fibroblast proliferation
- Keratinocyte proliferation
- Promotion of early epithelialization
- Growth factor increases
- Enhanced cell proliferation and differentiation
- Increased tensile strength in wound healing
Companion Therapy Features & Benefits
- Compact and portable
- Rugged and reliable
- Low power consumption and battery operable
- Easy and simple to operate
- An intuitive color touch screen
- Easy point and click operation
- Proprietary high power advanced solid state lasers
- Quiet, precise operation
- Modifiable programming
- Ergonomics comfort design
- Preset default programming
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In-House Laboratory is now available
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Thyroid / Cortisol Panels
Feline Leukemia/FIV Combo Test
Companion Animal Laser Therapy
Dr. Alex O'Roark performing a feline spay using laser technology.
Coco Milchen Receiving Laser Therapy On Ears
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Laura performing laser therapy after a canine spay.