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Laser Therapy for Pets

In recent years, laser therapy has become one of the mainstays of treatments that are available for dogs, cats and other pets. It can be used to treat different types of conditions and as part of a system of rehabilitation therapies, in combination with other treatments. Laser therapy is an excellent treatment option that is both pharmaceutical- and surgery-free, with virtually no downtime.

How is laser therapy used in dogs/cats/pets?

Most commonly, laser therapy is used as part of a pet’s rehabilitation or recovery care from an injury or surgical procedure. For example, if your pet experiences a knee injury and then undergoes a surgical procedure in order to correct the damage that has been caused, laser therapy may be prescribed to help them through their recovery stage. Laser therapy can also reduce pain and inflammation in pets who are diagnosed with arthritis and dermatitis. Laser, along with massages and physical therapy, can encourage healing, muscle mass rebuilding and flexibility in the affected areas.

Is laser therapy safe for pets?

Yes. Laser therapy is a 100% pain-free and non-invasive treatment option. We provide protective gear such as eye goggles to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort. Typically, your pet will lie down on a comfortable pad/bed and the duration of the treatment depends on the size of the affected area.

How much does laser therapy cost?

The exact price of your pet’s laser therapy will depend on several factors such as the length of their treatment and whether it is administered in conjunction with other therapies. Please feel free to reach out to our team and schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians for more information on how laser therapy can help your pet.

Last updated: December 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe BC and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are very excited to welcome you back into our lobby! We have put some important safety measures in place to help keep our clients and our team safe.

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home for free! CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

During the first 8 weeks of COVID, we were operating as a 24-hour facility to better serve our community and to maintain social distancing within our team. However, as the COVID-19 situation changes, so do we!

Our team of doctors felt it was important to get back to performing your pet's much needed regular services. In order to do so safely, we had to once again change the way we do business. 

Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Coastland Veterinary Hospital