The addition of one of the first multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy units in the Triangle comes as the veterinary care facility celebrates its first year providing quality animal care to pet owners throughout Southwest Wake County.
“Our staff is passionate about quality animal care, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide access to this versatile medical tool for treating chronic and acute pain as well as inflammation,”
According to Dr. Reed, integrating the MLS laser into Harmony’s suite of services is in line with her hospital’s dedication to staying engaged in emerging trends such as pain management, preventative dental care and cancer treatment. Research has shown veterinary laser therapy as an effective alternative to pain medications in treating sore muscles, degenerative joint conditions, neurological pain, chronic non-healing wounds, and in post-surgical rehabilitation. Benefits of laser therapy include accelerated tissue repair, improved nerve function, and improved vascular activity that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly, and reduces scar tissue.
“The exciting part is seeing how dogs and cats rebound with this treatment,” Dr. Reed said, adding, “You see tired, lethargic animals suddenly bursting with energy again, jumping up onto beds, feeling playful again.”
Therapy treatments with the MLS laser generally only last eight to ten minutes long, with a series of up to six treatments recommended over a 4-6 week process. For chronic ailments, once-monthly treatments help maintain these benefits. Treatments are affordable and in many cases less expensive than monthly medicinal treatments.
Over its first year of operations, Harmony Animal Hospital has invested heavily in the latest technologies such as its new therapy laser, including a CO2 surgical laser, digital x-ray equipment and cutting-edge dental equipment to deal with a wide array of veterinary care situations. Harmony’s facility features examination rooms; x-ray, surgery, and treatment areas; dog runs; kennels; a grieving room; and overnight and multi-day hospitalization areas.
“We’re constantly responding to the needs of our clients, adding technology and staff to provide the most compassionate, quality care possible,” Jason Lenhardt, Practice Manager, said. According to Lenhardt, Harmony has expanded its client and patient base every month since opening in May 2009, and is constantly adding vendors and building relationships with peers in the animal care industry.
“We’re absolutely going to make this laser available to pet owners referred from other veterinary hospitals who don’t have the technology available,” he said.
Individuals interested in finding out if laser therapy is an option for their dogs or cats may email therapylaser@
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About Harmony Animal Hospital
Harmony Animal Hospital is a fully licensed and insured veterinary care facility for dogs and cats dedicated to client service and patient care. Our compassionate staff utilizes the latest technology and techniques to provide quality medicine through a complete suite of whole-life services including wellness and preventative care; general medicine; soft tissue and orthopedic surgery; advanced dentistry; consultations;