Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

We are excited to be one of a small number of veterinary hospitals in the Indianapolis area to offer therapeutic laser therapy. This technology, called “Class IV Laser,” uses light photons from specific wavelengths (red and near-infrared) that achieve an effect called “photobiomodulation.” Therapeutic effects, for which there have been many published studies, include improved healing time, increased blood circulation and decreased swelling. While especially useful for animals with pain from arthritis, spinal discomfort, or other sources of chronic pain, we have also found it useful for wound healing.

Virtually all of our surgical patients receive the benefits of the laser before discharge, and we have seen quicker recovery times and faster incision healing as a benefit. This is included at no additional cost for our elective surgeries (specifically spays and neuters). We have also seen benefits with return to normal function after orthopedic surgeries and other procedures.

Most patients with chronic pain or arthritis receive an initial series of six sessions, all of which take only few minutes (less than 10) and allow you to remain with your pet the entire time. These are divided into three treatments the first week, two the second, and one the third. Most show notable improvement right away, and go to maintenance sessions every three to six weeks as needed. This doesn’t require hair clipping, is needle-free/ drug-free, and actually allows for better tissue penetration of medication you are already giving your pet. Several pets have been able to discontinue one or more of the medications they have been taking.

Please contact us if you would like more information on the potential benefits of this safe and effective therapy for your pet!