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Veterinary Regenerative Medicine

Over time, many veterinary treatments have begun emphasizing regeneration. Instead of repairing injuries, these therapies focus more on promoting biological restoration through processes like platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy.

If your pet is suffering from an injury or dealing with orthopedic problems from old age, veterinary regenerative medicine can help them manage their new or chronic pain.

At our clinic, our team of veterinarians provides regenerative therapy services for pets’ pre- and post-surgery needs. We can help you determine if these techniques could be the right approach for your dog or cat.

Available Regenerative Therapies for Pets

At Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic, we offer veterinary regenerative medicine to help manage different diseases and injuries and improve your pet’s overall wellness. Whether your dog or cat has been suffering from osteoarthritis or a soft tissue injury, this type of therapy can often be used instead of surgery to help heal the diseased or damaged areas of their body.

At our office, we offer the following regenerative therapies.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a blood sample that contains a combination of isolated cells and the fluid portion of the blood, or plasma. This sample, which is highly concentrated, is used to treat various orthopedic conditions such as soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis. It can be an effective treatment solution for managing pain and improving your pet’s range of motion.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy helps heal these conditions by supplying and releasing chemokines, cytokines, bioactive compounds and growth factors that help with tissue generation. The cells go to the injured area to essentially “clean up” and heal the damaged cells.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is another type of regenerative medicine for pets that can help with osteoarthritic conditions such as arthritis, as well as tendon, ligament, bone, joint and spinal cord injuries.

Stem cell therapy uses the stem cells from either your pet’s or another animal’s bone marrow or umbilical cord. The blank stem cells have the unique ability to divide, differentiate and transform into anything from muscle to cartilage tissue.

Cellular therapies for pets help repair and regenerate any damaged and diseased tissues by replacing those cells with the new stem cells. To surgically remove these stem cells, your veterinarian will have to anesthetize your pet. Through a quick and easy procedure, they will extract the cells and then process them for a few hours.

Once the cells are processed, they will be inserted into either the bloodstream or the affected joints. The cells will then help minimize inflammation, relieve pain and encourage new tissue growth.

Meet Dr. Adcock: Our Veterinary Specialist in Regenerative Medicine

Jonathan Adcock, DVM, was raised in western North Carolina and discovered his passion for veterinary medicine when he was just eight years old after volunteering in a local veterinary clinic. He earned his DVM from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and joined our team a few years later.

Today, he specializes in regenerative cell therapies for dogs and cats here at Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic. He is a member of AVMA, AASRP, NCVMA and VVMA and is passionate about delivering the best care possible to all the pets he treats.

What to Expect When Your Pet Receives Regenerative Therapy

Regardless of whether your dog or cat receives platelet-rich plasma or stem cell therapy, you can always expect to receive:

  • Expert care and experience in various veterinary practice areas
  • Dedication to solving difficult medical cases
  • Comprehensive and compassionate care
  • Detailed medical records listing everything from your pet’s symptoms to their treatment plan
  • Wellness plans to keep your pets happy and healthy

Schedule a Consultation for Veterinary Regenerative Medicine at Our Clinic Today

Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic is proud to serve clients within a 60-mile radius of our practice in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Our team of veterinarians takes the time to understand your pet’s condition to recommend the best regenerative solution. Depending on factors such as your pet’s age, breed or the severity of their disease, we can help you determine whether they’d benefit from either platelet-rich plasma or stem cell therapy.

To learn more about our services and how we can deliver veterinary care customized to your pet, reach out to us at 336-789-0009 or fill out our online contact form to set up an appointment.