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Laser Therapy Referral

Kilcoole Vets Referral Service

Laser Therapy

  • What is Laser Therapy and how does it work?
  • What can Laser Therapy be used for?
  • How long does it take and when can I expect to see results?

What is Laser Therapy and how does it work?

Laser is a non-invasive, non-painful, non-pharmaceutical treatment option. Also known as a ‘cold’ laser, therapeutic lasers emit specific wavelengths and frequencies of light to target a variety of tissues. This has been shown to reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling, as well as improve circulation and speed healing. 

Depending on the type and severity of your pet’s condition, it can be used on its own or alongside a wide variety of other treatments. It is a great option for pets who 

  • Just starting to develop symptoms of arthritis
  • Are still showing signs of discomfort despite receiving pain medication
  • Experience significant side effects from pain medication
  • Have limited medication options due to other health conditions (e.g. kidney or liver disease, recent gastrointestinal surgery) 

What can Laser Therapy be used for?

  • Arthritis 
  • Cruciate Ligament injuries 
  • Muscle and tendon injuries 
  • Pain and inflammation caused by hip or elbow dysplasia 
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (aka ‘Slipped Discs’) 
  • Post-surgical pain and healing 
  • Traumatic Wounds 
  • Bone fractures 
  • Pancreatitis 
  • Lick Granulomas (aka ‘Hot-spots’) 
  • Burn wounds 
  • Otitis  
  • Gingivitis 
  • Feline asthma 

How long does it take and when can I expect to see results?

This depends on your pet’s condition. Sessions can take anywhere from 15-45 minutes, depending on the temperament of your pet and the size of the area that needs to be treated.  

The number and frequency of sessions will also vary. For example, for treatment of wounds or acute injuries, sessions may initially be recommended as often as every day. For major flare-ups or first-time treatment of arthritis, we offer an induction package of twice weekly sessions for 5 weeks. This can then be followed up with our maintenance package of 4 weekly sessions on an as needed basis. 

Most patients experience improvement within the first 2-3 sessions, but for more severe or long-standing problems it can take a little bit longer. It can take a couple of weeks to see maximum results. Patients with chronic issues like arthritis may benefit from ongoing treatment. 


Contact us directly to make an appointment with one of our vets for an initial examination and assessment of whether your pet would benefit from laser therapy  


Ask your primary care vet to complete our online referral form. Once received, we will contact you to book in the first session.  

For Laser Therapy Referral please complete our online referral form and a member of our team will be in contact soon

Online Referral Form