LEESBURG, Va., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Emergency Critical Care, a LifeCentre partner practice, located at 165 Fort Evans Road in Leesburg, Virginia is the first in Loudoun County to receive a small animal hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Dr. Susan M. Barnes, Medical Director, is a well-seasoned veterinarian of more than 30 years. Dr. Barnes and husband, Dr. Cole Taylor, are avid scuba divers. "As altitude skiers and hikers, we recognize increased exertion and need for oxygen when air is thin," states Dr Barnes. She goes on to state "my wish list of abilities for our furry family members has included hyperbaric (under pressure) oxygen therapy." Dr. Barnes and her team are excited to add the ability to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy to their pet community. "Though not the end all be all or a single quick fix, this modality of care has finally come to be for our furry patients," states Dr. Barnes.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe, painless and often life-changing treatment used for pets. It is the pressure of the chamber that allows for the increased absorption of the oxygen provided ― more than four times the normal amount of oxygen your pet breathes. This becomes a "goldmine" of oxygen, which can then be utilized by the body for all of its vital functions.
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