As an AAHA accredited hospital, we have met almost 900 quality protocols to ensure the highest level of care for your pets. Our high standards apply to every aspect of our organization, including experience and training of our professional staff and support personnel, and our modern veterinary facilities. Since you probably treat your pet as a full fledged member of your family, you will be glad to know that we do, too.
Vaccinations: You already know that one of the most effective ways of protecting your pet’s health is to provide immunization against various common and sometimes deadly diseases. Our policy is to provide the best well-tested combinations of protection for your pet.
Dental Care: Increasingly, our clients have become aware of the fact that it’s just as important to have their pets’ teeth examined and cleaned on a regular basis as it is to protect their own teeth and gums. Our specialized services include cleaning, polishing, tooth extraction and oral surgery.
Dietary Planning: A sound diet is vital to the health of your pet at any age. Let’s discuss what your friend needs – including dietary requirements essential for proper weight maintenance, performance, growth, and as an aid in the treatment of some diseases at every stage.
Regular Health Examinations: It’s important to detect medical problems as early as possible, just as periodic checkups are wonderfully reassuring if no problem exists. The care which starts with a puppy or a kitten can pay extra dividends once your companion becomes geriatric.
Diagnostic Medicine: We believe that reaching the proper diagnosis of your pet’s problem is very important in the successful treatment and ultimate recovery of your pet. Sometimes obtaining the proper diagnosis requires blood sampling, urinalysis, cultures, radiographs, electrocardiogram or endoscopy in addition to a thorough physical examination. We are pleased to maintain the most current technology available in blood and chemistry analyzers as well as digital radiography, thereby providing you with the most accurate information possible.
Surgical Services: we offer a wide range of soft tissue surgery and a limited range of orthopedic surgery. Our surgical suite is fully equipped with the most current anesthetic and monitoring equipment to ensure the highest level of safety for your pet.
STEM CELL THERAPY NOW AVAILABLE
Speedway Veterinary Hospital is now providing stem cell therapy to dogs and cats. Uses are primarily to treat arthritis, tendon & ligament injuries, and fractures; however, this treatment is also being used for allergies, asthma, chronic renal disease, inflammatory bowel disease and many other conditions. In many cases, pets are able to be completely free of pharmaceuticals; in almost all cases, the quality of our pet’s lives is significantly improved.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cells are the body’s repair cells. They have the ability to divide and differentiate into many different types of cells based on where they are needed throughout the body. Stem cells can divide and turn into tissues such as skin, fat, muscle, bone, cartilage, and nerve to name a few. They even possess the ability to replicate into organs such as the heart, liver, intestines, pancreas, etc.
So why do we take the cells from adipose (fat) tissue?
Adult stem cells are highly concentrated in the fat tissue. There are 50 to 1,000 times more stem cells in the fat than the bone marrow. At this concentration, it is no longer necessary to culture the stem cells to acquire the necessary cell numbers to make a healing impact. The procedure to extract fat from the patient is much quicker and less invasive than a spay.
So what can we do with the stem cells?
Adult stem cells are capable of dividing into many different cell types. With this capability, we can use them as a treatment for joint injuries, ligament and tendon damage, and fractured bones. Research and clinical trials currently support the use of stem cells in these conditions. Ongoing research is targeting other areas of the body for treatment and the preliminary results are very encouraging.
So what makes MediVet America’s technology better?
With our patented LED technology and by incorporating Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) we are able to acquire the most living stem cells of any company currently offering this technology. If your beloved pet is going to have to endure the surgical procedure, we want to make sure they are going to get the most out of it! We also offer Cryobanking, where you can store extra cells from the procedure for future use.
So how will the procedure work?
The day of the procedure, we will anesthetize your pet. We will surgically remove a couple tablespoons of fat. This is a quick and simple procedure that is generally easier than performing a spay. We will then process the fat to remove the stem cells. Processing generally takes a couple of hours. After the stem cells have been collected, your pet will generally be sedated and the stem cells will be administered into the affected joints and/or into the bloodstream.
When will I see results?
We expect you to see results! While we know every animal is different and there are no guarantees, we have seen positive clinical improvement in 95% of the arthritic cases performed nationwide. Some owners have even reported seeing a difference in as little as a week! While quick results are possible, we expect you to begin seeing improvement within the first 90 days following treatment. Really bad arthritis may require multiple injections, so banking your extra cells is always a good idea!
Is this procedure safe?
As with any procedure that involves anesthesia, there is always a risk. However, the stem cells are coming from your pet and are being re-administered back to your pet. There is no risk of an allergic reaction. In rare cases there might be a mild immune reaction in the injected joint that should subside within a day or two.
If you would like more information, click here or please feel free to call us to discuss your questions.
My staff and I are very excited about this therapy and would enjoy talking to you about it.
Our clients are most familiar with our clean and comfortable reception area and our examination rooms. However, the rest of our facility is what makes us one of the best in this area.
Our hospital includes up-to-date surgical facilities and provides modern anesthetic techniques, constant patient monitoring, and the performance of a wide variety of soft tissue, orthopedic and elective surgeries.
Our diagnostic facilities are excellent. We offer complete laboratory services including serum chemistry, hematology, serology and parasite testing capabilities. When necessary, we use university and veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics.
New extended business hours to better serve you!
Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Although we care for pets primarily by appointment, walk-ins are accommodated and will be seen as time permits. Like humans, animals do not synchronize their illnesses with an appointment book and procedures can sometimes take longer than planned, so an occasional appointment delay can occur.
We make every effort to ensure that all fees are fair and reasonable; you are encouraged to discuss charges before services are rendered. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and the medical credit card CareCredit. Payment is expected at the time services are rendered.
We are conveniently located at 3736 E. Speedway Blvd. Just west of Alvernon Way.
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