Veterinary Laser Therapy Applications


Veterinary Laser Therapy can be used with or as an alternative to traditional therapies, whenever accelerated healing and recovery is required. Class IV Diode Lasers can be used for as routine post-op pain management, to accelerate wound healing and for stimulation of acupuncture points.

This is a list of applications that therapeutic lasers are routinely used for.

Acute Conditions :

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Pyotraumatic Dermatitis
  • Allergic Pododermatitis
  • Acute Otitis
  • Acute Anal Sacculitis
  • Sprain or Strain
  • Dorsal Lumbar Myositits/Myalgia
  • Rhinitis/Sinusitis
  • Gingivitis/Stomatitis
  • Aural Haematoma
  • Seroma/Haematoma
  • Pharyngitis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Enteritis
  • Cystitis/Urethritis/FUS
  • Insect Bite
  • Fractures (in conjunction with normal management)

Chronic Conditions:

  • Lick Granuloma
  • Demodecosis
  • Drug Resistant Staph Infections
  • Feline Acne
  • Neuropathies
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Chronic Otitis Media/Externa
  • Feline Oral Inflammatory Disease
  • Peridontal Disease
  • Feline Asthma
  • COPD
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Arthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Partial Cruciate Ligament Tear – Non-Surgical
  • Cauda-Equina Syndrome

Some of the less obvious applications recently demonstrated in research and practice:

  • Deafness
  • Smoke inhalation associated CNS signs
  • Post mastectomy sacral therapy to reduce recurrence
  • Post stroke laser therapy of the brain through the skull
  • Long bone laser therapy to promote stem cell migration to enhance post myocardial infarct recovery


On the surgical laser side, diode lasers are being used for routine surgeries, lipolysis, intervertebral disc decompression, ocular treatments,

In dentistry, lasers are used for periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, infection control, and even tooth whitening.