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V-PET is a new, safe option for treating lameness

  • Natural cell therapy to promote healing
  • Minimally invasive
  • Reduces the risk of adverse reactions through the use of your dog’s own blood
  • Same day procedure
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments, depending on your companions needs.

A natural and safe cell therapy to relieve the pain of joint disease or injury, promote healing and reduce recovery time using your dog’s own blood.

What are platelets?

Platelets are found in blood and promote clotting. Platelets contain a variety of growth factors* that enhance wound healing and induce tissue regeneration.

*Examples include: Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF); Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta); Epidermal growth factor (EGF); Insulin-like growth factor (IGF); Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF); Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF).

What is Platelet Enhancement Therapy (V-PET)?

V-PET concentrates platelets (PLT), white blood cells (WBC – some of which are stem cells), and their associated growth factors from a small volume of your horse or pet's own blood for use as a cell therapy.

How can V-PET help?

Tendon and ligament injuries, and joint disease like osteoarthritis, are often difficult to heal, but treatment with V-PET can help. The cell therapy is injected directly into the injured area. Platelets are activated at the site of injury, releasing growth factors.

Lab tests have shown that these growth factors play a key role in regenerating and revascularising tissue. This accelerates healing and reduces recovery times.

Tendon Injury

Osteoarthritis

Client Leaflet

Click here to download our V-PET pet owner leaflet