Newsletter Fall 2011

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Laser Therapy

Therapeutic Laser Therapy

We are very excited to offer laser therapy as a safe, non-invasive treatment for dogs, cats and other small animals. Laser therapy is used for many different types of medical problems. We find it to be very helpful for older dogs suffering from arthritis and chronic pain. Other medical conditions include severe hot spots due to skin allergy, certain neurologic conditions of the spine and legs, intervertebral disc disease of the back and neck, recurrent ear hematomas (fluid in the ear flap), chronic non-responsive ear infections, relief of swelling and pain in acute injuries, fractures and for post surgical healing.

Laser therapy is a painless form of treatment that uses infrared light which penetrates deep into tissues. There is an increase of blood flow to the area and an immediate release of endorphins to help relieve pain. Cells are also stimulated to produce more energy over the course of a few treatments which results in long term benefits and healing.

An average treatment takes about 15 or 20 minutes. It is recommended to have 6 treatments done over a 2-3 week period for maximum benefit. Then treatments are done every 2-4 weeks depending on response to therapy.

Physical Rehabilitation

We are also providing physical rehabilitation as a treatment modality to keep our pets more mobile as they get older, and as an aide to faster recovery from injuries, orthopedic and other forms of surgery. Our licensed veterinary technician has had extensive training in order to provide this service to our pets.

Treatments take about 30 minutes and are done once or twice weekly for the first month and are then decreased to a maintenance schedule.

Please call our office if you have any questions about these services or would like to schedule an appointment.

Hospital Expansion Project

The current addition will provide us with a fifth examination room, much larger treatment and surgery areas, a new hospital ward, upstairs storage and office space. This will enable us to provide your pets with the most up to date medical and surgical treatments.

Our previous addition, done in 2002, enlarged our waiting/reception area, and doubled our exam room and office space. It also gave us more space for treatment and surgery.

Continuing Education

It has always been a requirement for our doctors and technicians to attend continuing education courses on a yearly basis. This year 3 doctors and 3 technicians will be attending at Cornell University Veterinary College.

We always return refreshed and excited with lots of new ideas and the most up to date medical information.

Face Book

You can now find us on Face Book. We will do our best to keep you informed about our hospital and provide you with interesting and useful information.

As always, we greatly appreciate your love of animals and your trust in us to take care of your personal family members. We will always strive to do our best.

The doctors and staff of Goosepond Animal Hospital