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Laser Services

Laser Services

New England Veterinary Services is proud to offer Photobiomodulation Therapy (PMBT), more commonly known as laser therapy as part of an integrative approach to pain and inflammation.Laser therapy is used widely in both human and animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation settings as part of a multi-modal approach to pain, inflammation and healing.

PMBT uses light therapy to stimulate cellular regeneration and healing, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation and muscle tension within the targeted tissues. NEVS utilises the latest in PMBT therapy with a Class 4 laser, which provides deeper tissue penetration and shorter treatment times.

PMBT can be useful for animals who experience pain or inflammation from:
Surgical wounds (in fact, all surgical procedures at NEVS have laser therapy performed)

  • Wounds
  • Arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Degenerative myelopathy/neuropathies
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Skin conditions such as ear disease where pain reduces medication application
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Fracture healing
  • Dental Conditions

PMBT is also useful for animals who

  • Have limitations on medications because of liver or kidney disease
  • Exotics where administering medications may be difficult
  • Reducing initial inflammation to allow for easier, more comfortable topical application of medicines

Treatment sessions usually take 10-15 minutes (depending on the condition and size of the area to be treated) and most conditions require multiple treatments which will be tapered to your pet by your vet. Your pet will be able to lie comfortably with you present (and enjoy a snack or licky mat) and most fall asleep or find the treatment enjoyable. No clipping is required. More chronic conditions may be treated once or twice a week, while acute conditions such as wounds may need daily treatments to begin with.

Laser therapy is generally very safe, but untrained use can result in thermal injury and laser is damaging to the retina so all participants (pets included!) are required to wear protective glasses or goggles, or to have their heads shrouded. It is also compatible with traditional medications. Laser therapy is not recommended for pregnant animals, or over areas with tumours (as safety has not been established for these conditions).

To find out more about laser therapy book a consult with us and get your pet happier and more pain free!