• Laser therapy has become increasingly popular in small animal practice and has many benefits to the patient – including reduced inflammation, faster tissue healing and less pain, and can be used in a wide variety of conditions including wounds, sprains and fractures.

    Aimed at the first opinion vet, this very practical book covers the most important aspects of laser use in the practice environment. But it does so in a slightly different approach, taking two (often mis-aligned) perspectives – fundamental science and clinical applications – and combining them for a robust, useful guide to the practice of laser therapy.

    It includes: how lasers work on tissue, how to use them in different scenarios, how to maximise results, how to use them on different conditions including soft tissue, musculoskeletal and neurological, how to integrate lasers with other therapies, when not to use lasers or use with caution, how to choose the equipment and implement it in the practice environment and promote the treatment to clients. The book also includes case studies to illustrate the use of lasers in practice on a range of conditions in different animals including dogs, cats and exotics.

    Veterinary Laser Therapy in Small Animal Practice combines the clinical and scientific approaches reflected in the work of the two authors, showing how both sides together can help you have a positive impact on the patient.

  • 1. Laser science and technology
    2. How laser interacts with tissue
    3. Treatment parameters
    4. Clinical effects and applications
    5. LT in soft tissue conditions
    6. LT in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
    7. Integrating LT with other therapies
    8. Laser safety
    9. Laser therapy implementation

  • Bryan J. Stephens

    Received his PhD in Physics from Vanderbilt University with a specialization in radiation oncology. His expertise is in radiation's interaction with biological matter and internal dosimetry.

    María Suárez Redondo

    DVM PhD CVA works as a soft tissue surgeon at the Complutense University of Madrid. She is founder of an integrative veterinary practice, and a consultant for other veterinarians in the area of laser therapy.