The first Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine chamber in Louisiana is now healing pets

Mar 15, 2016, 11:15 ET from South Paws Veterinary Specialists

MANDEVILLE, La., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisianans now have a treatment option available to their pets that may literally be able to save their lives when all else has failed, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).  South Paws Veterinary Specialists in Mandeville, LA now has its very own hyperbaric chamber, engineered specifically to treat pets and other animals up to 180lbs.

South Paws' doctors now have a sizable advantage over other veterinary facilities by being able to prescribe HBOT treatments to assist in battling various types of conditions ailing pets, ranging from hard-to-close wounds and post surgical recovery to infectious diseases and central nervous system disorders.  The treatments are 100% safe, painless and noninvasive.  All staff is professionally trained and certified in order to operate the hyperbaric chamber.  Registration for treatment at South Paws can be made online at

South Paws joins an expanding network of over 30 veterinary facilities across the United States that are now equipped with a Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (HVM) chamber, locations can be found at  These HVM chambers greatly differ from used human chambers or the portable, inflatable variety by featuring:

  • Solid Steel and borosilicate glass construction eliminates the possibility of rupture from small cracks by way of animal scratching that can occur in acrylic human chambers.
  • HVM chambers are able to reach and go beyond the crucial threshold of 1.5 Atmospheres (ATM) needed to regrow bone and tissue, unlike inflatable chambers which can only reach a maximum of 1.3 ATM, which can actually increase the growth of undesirable aerobic bacteria.
  • HVM chambers do not have a predetermined life cycle, unlike human chambers which need a complete overhaul appox. every 10 years.

To inquire if your pet is a candidate for treatment in the veterinary hyperbaric chamber, please contact South Paws Veterinary Specialists at 985-809-1590, and to find the nearest HVM chamber equipped facility in your area please go to

SOURCE South Paws Veterinary Specialists