Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Recognized by The National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
Atlanta, GA, January 07, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the veterinary field is a relatively new modality, especially when we compare the hundred or so years it has been used in human medicine. The human hyperbaric medicine field has recognized the growth of HBOT in veterinary medicine over the past few years and as such has collaborated with experts in veterinary hyperbarics’ to develop a certification specific to veterinary hyperbaric medicine. The NBDHMT in conjunction with a select committee of experts from the Veterinary Hyperbaric Medical Society- VHMS, (www.vet.utk.edu/vhms), has designed the Certified Hyperbaric Technologist-Veterinary (CHT-V) certification exam. Qualifying applicants who complete the required pre-requisite training will be able to sit for this internationally recognized title. This huge advance in training for veterinary hyperbaric specialists will help pave the way for quality control in treatment standards and safety of veterinary hyperbaric medicine. The “crossed paths” between human and veterinary hyperbaric medicine will also allow for greater developments in terms of research and clinical case studies of conditions that have previously been regarded in the human field as “contra-indicated” to HBOT. The future for Hyperbaric Medicine is bright and those in the veterinary field are looking forward to partnering with their peers on the human hyperbaric side. For more information on Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen
and its application to large and small animals, go to www.vho2.com.