First ever double stem cell therapy procedure to be performed by Branchburg veterinarian

Posted: February 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Now, thanks to participating veterinarians like Dr. Karen Derfuss, DVM, from Branchburg Animal Hospital, who will be conducting a new double stem cell therapy procedure on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and the procedure itself, developed by MediVet America, a new kind of treatment is available for dogs, Auggie and Chloe, and other beloved pets in the Branchburg area.

This new procedure marks a major milestone in regenerative veterinary medicine, said MediVet-America spokesman, Dr. Mike Hutchinson, D.V.M., a leading practitioner in stem cell therapy who has performed more than 400 adipose-derived stem cell treatments on dogs and cats. MediVets superior results made me a believer, and Im excited to share this news with my colleagues.

The procedure uses adult animal stem cell technology and the bodys own regenerative healing power. No embryonic stem cells are used. MediVets kit and equipment enable veterinarians to remove a sample of fat from the pet, separate stem cells from the fat, then activate and inject the cells into the affected area. The entire procedure is all done in-clinic and on the same day.

Within about one month, most animals can be removed from pain and anti-inflammatory drugs. Results show animals that had been unable to climb stairs or jump, now are walking, running and playing.

MediVet is a global leader in veterinary science, with over 1,000 clinics practicing this incredible technology in the US, Mexico, Canada and 28 other countries

About the two dogs:

Auggie is a nine year old loving beagle and a Fathers Day Gift for dad. He is suffering from hip dysplasia, which is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. Derfuss is the only doctor in the area who has been certified by MediVet America to perform this double procedure. The stem cell procedure is an affordable and non-invasive alternative to FHO (femoral head osteopathy) surgery, which was originally planned for Auggie.

Chloe is a beautiful 11 year old golden retriever who suffers from bilateral arthritic hips and long term inflammation issues. It was decided to use this new technology to treat Chloes ailments as an alternative to expensive and invasive hip replacement surgery.

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