AUBURN, Ala., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has become the 2nd major university to acquire a Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (HVM) Chamber. The University of Florida has been working with an HVM chamber since 2012 in its small animal hospital, and now Auburn University will enable its students to learn and work with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber that is engineered exclusively for the treatment of animals.
HVM is very proud to have its chambers in such highly revered universities like Auburn and Florida and is working toward placing additional chambers at other higher-education facilities in the near future. One of HVM's primary goals is to familiarize veterinary students with the practice of HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) so it can evolve into a common-place modality in veterinary clinics and hospitals around the world.
During an HBOT treatment, pure oxygen is pressurized inside the chamber, enabling it to be dissolved into the patient's blood plasma, cerebrospinal and lymph fluids. These fluids are able to carry the oxygen to damaged tissue three to four times farther than normally carried by red blood cells. Prominent results of this process include: decrease in inflammation, enhancement of cell and tissue function, helps to heal slow or non-healing wounds, provides an oxygen path to tissues without a blood supply and proliferates and mobilizes the body's own stem cells.
Along with Auburn University, HVM has recently placed two chambers in California at Animal Dermatology Clinic in Pasadena, and VCA West Coast Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital in Fountain Valley. HVM has also added its 13th Florida location at Treasure Coast Animal Emergency & Specialty Hospital in Vero Beach. All locations of HVM chamber-equipped facilities can be found at www.hvmed.com.
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