For Veterinarians

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a safe, effective, adjunctive treatment for a myriad of illness and conditions seen in the veterinary field. Our team provides hyperbaric therapy around the clock as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan for our patients. Benefits of HBO therapy include improved healing of wounds/surgical incisions due to bone marrow stimulation/stem cell mobilization, superlative tissue oxygenation, pain management, medication potentiation, bacterial growth inhibition, swelling reduction, and many others. In conjunction with critical care, we see overall response to treatment accelerated, hospitalization time reduced, and patient comfort enhanced.

Conditions commonly treated with Hyperbarics

  • CNS
    • Cranial/spinal cord trauma
    • Ischemic injuries
    • Compressive cord diseases
    • Fibrocartilaginous Emboli
    • Paraparesis/tetraparesis
    • Peripheral nerve disease
    • Post-anesthetic arrest
  • Musculoskeletal
    • Athletic injury
    • Tendonitis
    • Periostitis
    • Osteoradionecrosis
    • Fracture/crush injury
    • Myositis (Clostridial, gas gangrene)
    • Myonecrosis
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Pancreatitis
  • Wounds
    • Radiotherapy complications
    • Snake envenomation
    • Thromboembolic events
    • Burns
    • Post-operative inflammation
  • Infectious disease
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Septic arthritis
    • Septicemia
    • Endotoxemia
    • Blastomycosia
    • Anaerobic infections
    • Medication potentiation
  • Cardiovascular
    • Cardiac infarction/saddle thrombus
    • Acute anemia
    • Reperfusion injury
    • Smoke inhalation (burns)
    • Carbon monoxide toxicosis
  • Immune system
    • IMHA
    • ITP
    • Evans
    • Chemotherapy complications

Contraindications

  • Absolute contraindications:
    • Pneumothorax
    • Pulmonary Bulla
    • Emphysema
    • Unconscious patients
  • Relative contraindications:
    • Asthma
    • Chronic sinusitis
    • Congenital Spherocytosis
    • Fever
    • Chronic aural infection/hx aural sx
    • Seizure hx
    • Optic neuritis
    • Pacemaker
    • Pregnancy
    • Thoracic sx
    • URI

Drug interations

  • Steroids: high doses predispose to O2 toxicity
  • Narcotics: respiratory suppression
  • Insulin: hypoglycemia
  • Some chemotherapeutics: toxicity