East Central Veterinary Hospital

5301 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67208

(316)686-7418

eastcentralvet.com

Stem Cell Therapy

At East Central Veterinary Hospital we are proud to offer Vet-Stem Cell Therapy to our patients.  Vet Stem has helped to treat thousands of dogs with stem cells from their own fat for arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and muscle injuries.  Not only that, but Vet-Stem is evaluating new uses for stem cells that may be available in the not too distant future.

Call us today at 316-686-7418 to schedule a consultation to see if stem cell therapy is right for your dog or cat.

This is a video about a German Shepherd that has been treated with Stem Cell Therapy.  Please click the link to view the video on YouTube: Stem Cell Treatment


What Results Have Dog Owners Reported?

 
 Greater than 80% of dogs with arthritis have improved Quality of Life
 Here are outcome survey results for Older Dogs
 Here are outcome survey results for Younger Dogs
 Here are outcome survey results for Dogs on Pain Medication

What is the Process?


Stem cells are processed from your pet's own fat.   The fat is collected from an incision behind the shoulder, in the groin area, or from an abdominal incision. This fat has stem cells within it.  The fat is shipped overnight to the lab where the stem cells are extracted.  The cells are then sent back in a syringe for use on your pet.  A portion of the stem cells can also be cultured if needed in order to provide a lifetime source of stem cells.  To see a tour of the VetStem Lab, please click this link:  VetStem Lab Tour


What Do Stem Cells Do?

Stem cells are able to differentiate (change) into a variety of cells.  This allows us to utilize stem cells to help with joint, tendon, and cartilage damage that occurs from injury or degenerative changes as our pets age. 

 

Stem Insure, a stem cell collection and banking process for future use. 

Please click on the link for more information on the Stem Insure program.


Stem Cell Therapy in Development


Vet-Stem is currently evaluating the use of stem cells for treatment of: 
   -Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
   -Kidney disease and Liver disease 
  - Immune mediated diseases 
   -Heart disease