SOURCE: White Oaks Veterinary Clinic

February 19, 2012 11:00 ET

Edmond Veterinary Hospital Offers Pet Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis

EDMOND, OK--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2012) - The team of veterinarians at White Oaks Veterinary Clinic in Edmond announced that the animal hospital is now offering pet stem cell therapy. This new regenerative medicine for pets helps animals suffering from degenerative joint disease or arthritis. Based on the research and technology provided by a company called Stemlogix, White Oaks Veterinary Clinic can now offer affordable, same-day stem cell therapy to dogs suffering from these debilitating conditions. The Stemlogix technology enables the Edmond veterinarians to extract adult stem cells from a pet's own body fat, virtually eliminating the risk of rejection or negative reaction.

"I see far too many otherwise healthy pets at our veterinary clinic that have been hobbled by the effects of arthritis," Dr. Jennifer Bianchi said. "We're thrilled to be able to offer this holistic solution which harnesses the pet's own healing power to aid in the pain relief process. Our main goal with stem cell therapy is to reduce long-term inflammation and slow the progression of cartilage damage. The motto at our veterinary hospital is, 'Quality service at a great value.' Being able to provide stem cell transplants in about two hours at an affordable rate helps us live up to that promise and makes me happy to think of the pets we'll be able to help move freely again."

The veterinary hospital now has an on-site stem cell laboratory for producing stem cells. The on-site lab allows for immediate processing after extraction as the stem cells have a limited lifespan outside of the pet's body. Once the fat cells have been procured from the pet, the stem cells are isolated and returned back to the host body within ninety minutes. Stemlogix promotes this therapy as being able to relieve pain and increase range of motion in pets suffering with joint pain, arthritis, tendon and ligament damage, hip dysplasia and cartilage damage.

Once implanted, stem cells have the ability to stimulate regeneration, reduce pain and inflammation, and assist in the repair of damaged tissue. They can also differentiate into other cell types such as tendon, cartilage, bone, and ligament, which may further aid the repair process. The Edmond veterinarian says that pain relief can be expected within a few days to a few weeks. Pet owners are cautioned to gradually allow their pets to experience increased activity so as not to interfere with the healing process.

As a holistic veterinarian, White Oaks Veterinary Clinic combines natural healing techniques, such as pet acupuncture, with traditional veterinary medical services. The animal hospital was founded in 1997 and is currently practicing out of a 6500 square foot facility. Equine vet, Dr. Mark Bianchi, offers general and advanced services such as surgery, equine dentistry, lameness evaluations and reproduction consultations.

White Oaks Veterinary Clinic is located at 131 W. Waterloo Rd. Further information on the animal hospital or pet stem cell therapy may be obtained by visiting the website at

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  • White Oaks Veterinary Clinic
    Edmond, OK