Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non-intrusive treatment that can be used to advance your pet’s recovery from injury/surgery and to help treat a wide variety of conditions such as chronic pain and inflammation. Under our veterinarian’s expert supervision, a soft light is directed to the afflicted area of your pet’s body. This process lasts 15-30 minutes. It’s a valued procedure that can usually alleviate pain and heal small wounds. To book a laser therapy appointment for your pet call 780.444.1324.

Are the lasers safe for my pet?

Yes! We protect our veterinarians and our furry patients from radiation. The only part of your pet’s body that will be exposed to the laser is the wounded areas.

How does laser therapy work?

Lasers emit varying levels of energy. For therapeutic purposes, we use a mid-range level that’s strong enough to trigger cells into growth and repair. We can control the strength of the laser to treat surface level issues, like skin damage, or deeper conditions in your pet’s bones and muscles.

Why would my pet need laser therapy?

Laser therapy is ideal for pets who are recovering from surgery. In some cases, right after surgery, your pet is treated to a therapy session to help their wound heal. To alleviate pain, we also suggest laser therapy for injuries and chronic conditions like arthritis. Ultimately, the procedure is a painless and low effort route to a quick recovery.

Date: Sept 17, 2021

Dear valued clients,

As you are aware, our region is seeing increased cases of COVID-19, and as a result more stringent pandemic response measures have been put in place by our government.

To ensure that we follow these new controls, our veterinary practice is returning to limited clinic access as well as drop off appointments with communications being over the phone or through a protective shield.

The details of this protocol are outlined below:

1. Clients are allowed only in the reception area, limited to 3 clients in at once, and 1 client in our cubicle. No clients will be allowed in the exam rooms with their pet at this time unless under special circumstances.

2. Pets MUST be in a carrier or in a proper fitting harness and leash. Aggressive dogs must arrived with a proper fitting muzzle. If you do not have any of these please ask for them.

3. You must remain in your vehicle, or at least 6 feet away from our doors, while we treat your pet unless instructed otherwise.

4. You must have a phone with you at your appointment so that we can contact you about your pet. If we cannot contact you and obtain consent to treat your pet, your appointment will be delayed, which will delay others.

5. Unfortunately, only 1 person will be allowed in the exam room for attended euthanasias.

6. Please allow up to 72 hours for your medications to be refilled, as well as messages to be returned by your veterinarian.

7. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, we won't know that until you come to the front desk to inform us. It is standard that our staff members ask everyone to wear a mask. Please do not be offended by this. We will find another way to accommodate you and your pet.

Our number one priority is client and staff safety while your pet continues to receive the care they deserve.

With this system, we hope to provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members.

With that in mind we thank you for your kindness and patience with us in advance as these circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as new information is released. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team.

Together we can all help stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 780-444-1324.

Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you might experience when reaching out to us.

- The Team at Parkwest Pet Clinic.