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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an approved form of treatment for humans and we are proud to offer this cutting-edge modality to our furry friends. HBOT allows the delivery of 100% oxygen at 2 to 3 times atmospheric pressure. This exponentially increases the amount of dissolved oxygen in blood and tissue fluids. As a result, extremely high levels of oxygen can be delivered to parts of the body with compromised blood supply. We are able to safely deliver this form of therapy utilizing a chamber specifically designed for pets. Cats and dogs up to 180 lbs. can be treated. LVS is among an exclusive network of veterinary facilities in the world to offer this revolutionary technology that enhances and hastens healing for pets. Our doctors and nurses are HBOT certified enabling us to understand appropriate applications and protocols.

HBOT sessions will be used in conjunction with a comprehensive review of your pet’s specific case history, blood work, and test results. HBOT is useful in a variety of clinical situations and immediately provides high levels of oxygen to compromised tissues that have marginal blood flow. This allows tissues to heal faster and more efficiently. Conditions that benefit from HBOT include trauma, smoke inhalation, non-healing wounds, pancreatitis, autoimmune disorders, cancers, snake bites, burns, and other inflammatory diseases just to name a few. HBOT is affordable and is also covered by most pet insurance companies.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services are available by appointment only. Please call us at (717) 347-0838 to speak with a scheduling specialist to make an appointment.

Clinical Indications:

Neurological
  • Hypoxic brain insult (e.g. stroke)
  • Head trauma
  • Compressive spinal cord disease
  • Peripheral nerve disease
Wounds
  • Fractures
  • Crush injuries
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Skin grafts
  • Spider and snake bites
Infectious Diseases
  • Septicemia
  • Septic arthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Anaerobic infections
Metabolic
  • Severe pancreatitis
  • Immune mediated hemolytic anemia
  • Thromboembolic disease
Cardiovascular
  • Post shock therapy
  • Cardiopulmonary infarction
  • Pulmonary edema