FREDERICK, Md., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CARE Veterinary Center is the first veterinary facility to install a new hvm veterinary hyperbaric oxygen chamber in the city of Frederick, Maryland.
CARE Veterinary Center is staffed with highly trained and qualified board certified specialists and veterinarians. Their goal is to not do what a primary care veterinarian does, but to complement what they do, by providing advanced care in complicated or complex cases. "Hyperbaric oxygen is an innovative treatment to add to traditional medicine. It is safe and is helpful in a multitude of conditions and diseases," said Dr. Kelly Gellasch, DVM. Staffed with specialists in a variety of services including: surgery, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, sports medicine, rehabilitation, cardiology, ophthalmology and pain management, the decision to equip their facility with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber lines up with their goal.
In veterinary medicine, as in human medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical use of oxygen as a drug at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. "HBOT is a wonderful addition to other treatments that helps improve patient outcomes for many conditions," added Dr. Stephanie Phillips, DVM. HBOT also decreases inflammation, enhances cell and tissue function, helps heal slow or non-healing wounds and provides an oxygen path to tissues without a blood supply.
When in the hyperbaric chamber animal patient breathes 100% oxygen at pressures greater than normal atmospheric pressure. This allows the blood to carry more oxygen and deliver to tissues, glands, cells, organs, brain and all fluids of the body with an oxygen deficit. By offering two programs to qualified veterinary practices, Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) equips veterinary facilities with a veterinary hyperbaric oxygen chamber to deliver HBOT to their patients.
For additional information on CARE Veterinary Center's HBOT program, please visit www.carefrederick.com or call (301) 662-2273.
SOURCE Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine