VCA Village Animal Hospital

Vet-Stem Cell Therapy



What is Vet-Stem Regenerative Medicine?


Regenerative medicine uses a concentrated form of autologous adipose-derived adult stem cells to treat traumatic and degenerative diseases, including bowed tendons, ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, and osteochondral defects in dogs. Stem cells are multipotent and can differentiate into tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, cardiac, nerve, muscle, blood vessels, fat, and liver tissue

Despite its infancy, regenerative medicine is not new. Success in numerous animal models support the rationale for stem cell use, and now success, in veterinary medicine.

Current Uses for Stem Cells

The following conditions have been treated by companion animal veterinarians with reported favorable outcomes:
  • Canine osteoarthritis - hip, elbow, knee, shoulder
  • Canine immune mediated polyarthritis
  • Tendon and Ligament injuries
  • Integrated with surgical repair of joints or ligaments
Are you wondering if stem cell therapy is right for your pet?

Veterinarians who use Vet-Stem services the most have identified their "perfect case" as a pet with arthritis who meets at least one of the following conditions:
  • Is not responding well or can not tolerate pain medication
  • Is not a good surgical candidate due to age or health
  • Has arthritis identified in one or more joints
  • Has immune mediated Polyarthritis
  • Is likely to need long term pain medications
  • Pet owner prefers a natural therapy
Pet owners should discuss appropriateness of treatment for their pet and associated costs with a Vet-Stem credentialed veterinarian.

Click here to see trestimonials and news stories about how Vet-Stem is improving pets' lives.
   
CLOSE CLOSE

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

See all VCA Animal Hospitals >

CLOSE CLOSE

Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.

CLOSE CLOSE