We hope to educate hundreds of LA veterinarians on the technique, and offer them local expertise and clinical support for difficult cases through this unique type of partnership with a state of the art veterinary teaching hospital.
Poway, CA (PRWEB) June 02, 2015
“Stem Cell Therapy to help dogs suffering from osteoarthritis joint pain is becoming more mainstream, and it is used often as an adjunct to surgery in large specialty and referral hospitals. Too many general practitioners are not yet aware or comfortable enough with the techniques to offer it widely to their clients. This therapy is most often reserved for the last resort cases - when nothing else works - and when the poor pet can barely lift a paw to get around. It is an easy procedure, and if a pet owner is willing to make the financial commitment (between $2,500 and $3,000) it is something that can be offered much earlier and in most general practice settings. We want to help our colleagues get comfortable with the science and the applications, so stem cell therapy doesn’t remain purely a ‘specialty hospital’ recommendation” stated Dr Nicole Buote, Head of Surgery at VCA West Los Angeles.
“We are very proud that an institution like VCA WLA has considered us as the premier partner for such an initiative. We work hard to develop new ways to help improve the quality of healing in pets, and attack insidious diseases like joint degeneration. It is great to be able to count on clinical experts such as Dr Buote and Dr Bruyette, to continuously challenge us, pushing us to develop faster and better, so we can help many pets in need” said Dr Harman, CEO and Chief Science Officer for VetStem.
“We hope to educate hundreds of LA veterinarians on the technique, and offer them local expertise and clinical support for difficult cases through this unique type of partnership with a state of the art veterinary teaching hospital. VCA WLA is developing a unique win / win relationship model with local area veterinarians. We are proud to be a conduit to such development, with our high quality stem cell therapy service offering”, added Dr Nahama, President and Chief Commercial Officer for VetStem.
About VetStem Biopharma
VetStem Biopharma is a veterinarian lead company that was formed in 2002 to bring regenerative medicine to the profession. This privately held biopharmaceutical enterprise, based near San Diego (California), currently offers veterinarians an autologous stem cell processing service (from patients’ own fat tissue) among other regenerative modalities. With a unique expertise acquired over the past 12 years and 11,000 patients treated by veterinarians for joint, tendon or ligament issues, VetStem has made regenerative medicine applications a therapeutic reality beyond the realm of research. The VetStem team is focused on developing new clinically practical and affordable veterinary solutions that leverage the natural restorative abilities present in all living creatures. The company’s stated mission being “to extend and enhance the lives of animals by improving the quality of recovery in acute conditions, but also by unlocking ways to slow, stop and ultimately revert the course of chronic diseases”. In addition to its’ own portfolio of patents, Vet-Stem holds exclusive global veterinary licenses to a portfolio of over 55 issued patents in the field of regenerative medicine.
About VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Established in 1984, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country in addition to being the first specialty and referral hospital in Los Angeles. Serving Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Orange and Ventura counties and the surrounding communities, the facility provides 24/7/365 emergency and critical care services and offers a full complement of specialty services in virtually all areas of veterinary medical specialties. Recently relocated to a 42,000 sq. ft. facility, the hospital is equipped with the most advanced technology to ensure optimal care for its patients. The hospital is actively engaged in veterinary medical research through participation in clinical trials and in education and outreach within the veterinary community through its intern and continuing education programs. VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, located at 1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, can be reached at (310) 473-2951, http://www.VCAWLASpecialty.com.
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David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
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