Veterinary Services

Pet Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is utilized to treat pain and inflammation, wound healing, and mobility for joint problems. Your pet will be available during the pain-free treatments and will usually feel relief right away.

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Pet Laser Therapy in Broken Arrow

At Village Vet Animal Clinic, we are proud to offer pet laser therapy. Laser Therapy (or Photobiomodulation therapy, PBM) is a non-invasive therapeutic option that uses light to reach target tissue and has the potential to provide quick results. Laser Therapy can be used to promote healing for a variety of common conditions such as muscular pain, osteoarthritis, postoperative pain from incisions and wounds, and most situations involving musculoskeletal pain. Laser Therapy works by affecting tissue chemicals responsible for pain, inflammation, and nerve conduction; additionally, it increases microcirculation, cellular activity, and growth factors. The result is improved healing and tissue function and decreased discomfort.

How does laser therapy work?
The light from the laser is absorbed by specific elements within each cell (the mitochondria); in turn, each cell begins to produce more energy or fuel (ATP). This increase in production then promotes quicker healing and an improved reduction in local inflammation.
How long is treatment?

Treatment will vary per patient and is entirely dependent on the complexity or severity of the underlying condition(s). Your veterinarian will work with you to come up with the ideal plan for your pet.

What to expect

During each treatment, both the technician and the pet will be wearing eye protection. There may be some warmth at the treated site, and each ‘dose’ lasts between 1 and 10 minutes, pending the size of the pet and the sites being worked on. You may see an increase in activity or marked relaxation at home as pain and inflammation are reduced. Results will vary per patient, with some experiencing relief after 1 session and others requiring more pending the complexity and severity of the condition.