Specialty Services

Laser Therapy in Lexington, KY

Laser Therapy is a drug free, pain free, surgery free treatment option. Laser therapy utilizes specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as, improved healing time, pain reduction, and decreased swelling. This option is available to treat many issues, including osteoarthritis, soft tissue injury, and chronic wounds. Improvement is seen over a period of several treatments, although improvement seen with only one or two treatments is not unlikely. Patients typically express greater comfort and mobility within a day after receiving laser treatment.

Laser therapy treatment requires no patient sedation or restraint which creates a more relaxing treatment environment. Laser therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including drug therapy and acupuncture. All laser therapy is performed by our K-laser certified technicians. Ask us to recommend a treatment plan that fits your pet’s needs!


Medical acupuncture is part of conventional modern medicine and is based upon scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology. It is different from Chinese acupuncture, which is an alternative medical system derived from ancient principles. Medical acupuncture balances the nervous system through the placement of small, flexible needles onto the skin. Because the needles are so small, they do not cause pain. Acupuncture can improve nervous system function, relieve pain and inflammation, improve blood flow, stimulate healing after surgery or illness, improve mobility, and decrease stress and anxiety. All of these effects can help your pet live a longer, happier life.

If you are a new client, please call to schedule a consultation appointment. You are welcome to stay with your pet for the treatment. Many pets, even those that don’t typically enjoy coming to the vet, learn that acupuncture is a relaxing experience that makes them feel better.

The amount of acupuncture that is necessary is decided on a case-by-case basis. Following acute spinal cord injury or surgery, frequent treatments may be required. In cases of chronic pain or disease, weekly treatments can effectively manage pain long-term. Treatment frequency is tailored to your pet’s individual situation. Generally, the beneficial effects of acupuncture are most evident after two to three treatments.

Acupuncture can relieve pain and treat symptoms in many areas of your pet’s health:

  • Postoperative care following orthopedic surgery, such as ACL repair, back surgery, or fracture repair
  • Soft tissue injury, such as a strain or sprain
  • Spinal cord diseases, such as intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), Wobbler syndrome, degenerative myelopathy, or fibrocartilaginous emboli (FCE)
  • Arthritis, stiff joints, and muscle weakness, especially in geriatric or obese dogs that have trouble with mobility
  • Chronic diseases, such as kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Anxiety, stress, and seizure disorders