surgerySurgical Laser: A surgical laser is used in place of a scalpel during surgery. The laser seals nerve endings as it cuts resulting in less pain after surgery. It also cauterizes smaller blood vessels resulting in less bleeding and improving the surgeon’s visible field. Accuracy and precision are increased when the laser is used, as the surgeon is able to cut through very thin layers of tissue at a time with minimal damage to adjacent tissue. Our surgical laser can be used for many small animal surgeries including spays, neuters, lumpectomies, dewclaw removals, and more. In large animals it can be used for eye enucleations, penile wart/cancer removals, lump removals, and more.

Benefits may include:

• Reduced bleeding during surgery
• Faster healing time
• Reduced swelling and inflammation
• Reduced post-operative pain
• Decreased chance of infection

Therapeutic Laser: Laser therapy accelerates the body’s natural healing process through photo-bio-modulation. This means that the laser acts at a cellular level promoting biological and photo stimulation of cells, decreasing pain and inflammation while promoting healing. Therapy is effective in treating both chronic and acute conditions such as strains, sprains and osteoarthritis, and reducing post-surgical pain and inflammation.Therapy laser has been shown to be beneficial in small and large animals. Some examples of use in small animals include managing osteoarthritis, back pain, torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons. At Claresholm Vet Services all of our small animal surgical incisions are treated with therapy laser post-operatively. In our equine patients the therapy laser has been effective in aiding in the treatment of back pain, sacroiliac inflammation, arthritis, disease of the tendons, and with torn muscles and ligaments.

Benefits may include:

• Pain relief
• Decreased swelling and inflammation
• Faster healing times after an injury or surgery
• Easy, comfortable, non-invasive treatment option