Ft Pierce, FL, November 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Animal Emergency and Referral Center, a 24-hour emergency and critical care animal hospital, is offering Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for pets. The cutting-edge treatment has been shown to reduce swelling, control infection, and stimulate new blood vessel formation in healing tissues.
The treatment involves putting the patient in a large, clear plastic chamber that has a pressurized flow of pure oxygen. At Animal Emergency and Referral Center, pets lie on soft blanket and rest or sleep during the treatment. The doctors at Animal Emergency and Referral Center have used HBOT to treat post-operative swelling, snake bites, serious wounds or burns, head or spinal trauma, near-drowning or asphyxiation, smoke inhalation, and more.
Hyberbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy has been used to treat humans for decades, but has only recently started being used in veterinary medicine. Dr. Ronald Lyman, a physician at Animal Emergency and Referral Center, is a leading force in implementing the treatment, and travels throughout the country to consult and instruct veterinarians on the effective use of HBOT for pets.3
“Over the past few years, it has been very rewarding for the doctors and staff to observe the clinical improvements of many cases treated by cat/dog hyberbaric oxygen therapy,” said Dr. Lyman. “The addition of this therapy has resulted in an obvious enhancement of our ability to successfully treat many critical-ill patients.”
About Animal Emergency & Referral Center
The Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Ft. Pierce, FL, is a diverse team of veterinary specialists and emergency and critical care pet doctors dedicated to providing exceptional patient care using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology. The Ft. Pierce veterinary doctors limit their practice to their areas of specialty and are considered to not only be experts in their particular medical modalities nationally, but internationally as well. In addition, the Ft. Pierce emergency center provides a wide range of veterinary specialist services through referral by primary care veterinarians. Animal Emergency & Referral Center serves the Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, and Port St. Lucie areas of Florida.