Utilizing the latest advancements in technology and medicine, Stem Cell Therapy leverages the body's natural ability to heal itself, and gives animals a chance experience relief from chronic pain and improve their quality of life.
For joint or tendon pain, burns, and large wounds, pets around the world are being treated with Stem Cell Therapy. This same-day procedure utilizes advancements in healthcare technology for animals who have been injured or are experiencing chronic pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis. Stem cells, when activated, participate in the body’s natural repair process. 


What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells are powerful healing cells in your body that can become other types of cells. There are many adult stem cells in fat tissue, however they are asleep. MediVet’s stem cell therapy allows your vet to isolate stem cells from an animal’s own fat tissue, wake them up, and reinject them directly into damaged areas. For example, in the case of arthritis, stem cells become new cartilage cells, thus reducing pain and increasing mobility.

Why Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells treat the source of the problem by becoming new tissue to replace damaged tissue. Other treatments, such as NSAIDs, merely attempt to reduce symptoms. The treatment is very low risk, because it uses the animal’s own stem cells. With our technology, over 95% of animals treated show improvement.

How long has Stem Cell Therapy been around?

Stem cell therapy for animals has been commercially available since 2004. MediVet was the pioneer in offering to the Veterinarian industry same day, on-site treatments and has to date completed over 10,000 treatments globally.

Is Stem Cell Therapy Safe?

Yes, this procedure is very safe. The biggest risk is using anesthetic, to remove the fat tissue. On a typical dog, this is easier than a spay, and the fat is collected in about 15 minutes by your vet. Processing the sample is done carefully. In the thousands of animals treated, we have not observed any negative side-effects from Stem Cell Therapy.

What happens to my pet when they come in for stem cell therapy?

First, your vet will put your pet under general anesthetic. Then, he/she will make a small incision and collect 2-4 tablespoons of fat (either in the belly or behind the shoulder blades). Since your pet is under anesthetic, this is a great opportunity to do anything else needed – spay/neuter, or dental for example. Your local, highly trained representative will then process the sample, right in the clinic, using our equipment. After about 3 hours, the cells are ready for injection into areas of damage. In addition, some cells are administered IV. For the administration step, your pet will either not sedated at all, locally anesthetized with ethyl chloride spray, or lightly sedated, depending on what’s best for your pet. You can pick up your pet later that same day.

What happens to my pet when they come in for stem cell therapy?

How long does a treatment last? What happens if my pet starts having trouble again? We typically see about 1-3 years of relief after the initial treatment. Most pet owners choose to bank cells, so retreatment is easy. If symptoms return, your vet merely requests a dose of cells from the bank, and injects them. No surgery is necessary.