Surgery 4 Pets Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis

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Local veterinary surgeon Dr. Scott Gustafson is seeking candidates to participate in an investigational study of donor stem cells for dogs with osteoarthritis.

Scott Gustafson, DVM, DACVS

Local veterinary surgeon Dr. Scott Gustafson is seeking candidates to participate in an investigational study of donor stem cells for dogs with osteoarthritis. Dr. Gustafson has lectured nationally on stem cell therapy and has performed clinical stem cell therapy for seven years. The ultimate goal of this study is to determine if a single injection of donor stem cells into one or two arthritically affected joints can help reduce pain and inflammation in the treated joints.

Candidates for the current investigational study must be older than nine months, weigh more than five and a half pounds, have osteoarthritis of only one or two leg joints, have had pain or lameness for at least three months, and must not have cancer. Joints that will be included in the study and injected under anesthesia include hips, stifles, shoulders, and elbows. Dogs that may be considered must be in good health and undergo a diagnostic work up before qualifying for the study.

Dr. Gustafson and his team coordinate directly with your veterinarian to provide the most advanced veterinary care available. Surgery 4 Pets mobile surgery provides the highest level of care and surgical expertise to your pet, in the hospital of your primary care veterinarian.

In 2007 Dr. Gustafson was credentialed with Vet-Stem, Inc. in the use of Regenerative Veterinary Medicine for arthritis, ligament and tendon injuries, and joint. To date he has provided about 100 stem cell treatments for dogs.

For information about the study, please contact Michael Stewman at mwstew(at)gmail(dot)com

About Vet-Stem, Inc.
Since its formation in 2002, Vet-Stem, Inc. has endeavored to improve the lives of animals through regenerative medicine. As the first company in the United States to provide an adipose-derived stem cell service to veterinarians for their patients, Vet-Stem pioneered the use of regenerative stem cells for horses, dogs, and cats. In 2004 the first horse was treated with Vet-Stem Regenerative Cell Therapy. Ten years later Vet-Stem celebrated its 10,000th animal treated. As animal advocates, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and cell biologists, the team at Vet-Stem tasks themselves with the responsibility of discovering, refining, and bringing to market innovative medical therapies that utilize the body’s own healing and regenerative cells.

Contact: Sue Harman
Senior Manager, Clinical Trials
Vet-Stem, Inc.
12860 Danielson Court, Suite B
Poway, CA 92064
858-748-2004

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