Saved by the Cell

Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013.

Stem cell research has been all over the media in the past several years and now they are making their way to Crossroads Animal Clinic. The staff and doctors just had a luncheon learn with Vet-Stem, the worldwide leader in veterinary regenerative stem cell medicine, this past week and are very excited to share the information with you. Regenerative stem cell therapy is the latest option in treating osteoarthritis in dogs and cats. The treament consists of harvesting your pet’s stem cells from fat and then injecting those very cells directly to the problem area, i.e. shoulders, hips, knees, elbows. This same treatment is also available for tendon and ligament injuries. Stem cell therapy can be used in conjuction with NSAIDs, rehabilitation therapy, adequan (chondroprotec) injections, glucosamine, chondroitin, and acupuncture. According to Vet-Stem, approximately 80% of dogs have slight to significant improvement for a duration of 3-24 months. We, at Crossroads Animal Clinic, are very excited on joining the forces toward arthritis relief by offering this treatment to your furry family. Dr. Christina Minton is currently becoming credentialed through Vet-Stem and will be able to start procedures soon. For more information and amazing video testimonials please visit