The world of veterinary medicine continues to evolve and with it comes new treatment modalities. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a prime example of this evolution.
Stem cell therapy is the process by which a tissue sample is obtained from the patient (either by fat or bone marrow extraction), and is then processed to isolate the stem cells, followed by administration back into the patient at the site of injury or disease by injection.
Greenside Veterinary Practice was the first practice in the UK to use culture expanded mesenchymal stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in dogs and cats.
Since the initial trials done in June 2014 we have treated hundreds of dogs and cats with stem cell therapy. We currently have treated more animals with regenerative medicine therapies than anyone else in the UK and have collected data on every patient that we have treated and therefore hold the most extensive data base of treatment responses in this country. We have a greater than 90% success rate in reducing pain and debility with our combination therapies which is greater than that reported by other centres. Greenside vets stem cell therapy.
We accept referrals for regenerative therapies from all over the UK and a veterinary referral request form can be found on our contacts page. We have extensive experience in this new technology and are actively involved in collecting data and publishing our work to promote the use of these therapies in animals. We contribute to stem cell research in this country and in America. Andy Armitage BSc BVM&S MRCVS heads up the regenerative medicine team at Greenside veterinary practice and has pioneered new stem cell treatment options for Lumbo-sacral disease and spinal osteoarthritis and has developed protocols for combination therapies to give the best chance of treatment success.
Rehabilitation modalities including walking in the water of an underwater treadmill or receiving light therapy from a therapeutic laser to decrease pain and increase a pet’s range of motion when walking.