Therapy / Pain Management


Many pet owners are surprised to learn that cancer is one of the most common medical conditions affecting companion animals. It is particularly common in pets that are over the age of 10 years. And while certain breeds are more genetically predisposed to developing cancer, it’s a disease that can affect just about any pet at any time. At Cross Creek Animal Hospital, we have oncology specialists that are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of cancers. We want you to know we’ll be there for you, every step of the way.


Nobody wants to see a loved one in pain, regardless of whether they happen to be human or animal. At All Cross Creek Animal Hospital, we believe it’s our job to help our patients live as pain-free and comfortable a life as possible. Whether your pet suffers from chronic pain, such as that caused by arthritis, or is experiencing acute discomfort from a surgery or injury, we can help! We offer professional pain management services to help alleviate all levels of discomfort and restore normal, pain-free movement. Don’t let your companion suffer another uncomfortable moment. Let us provide them with the relief they deserve!


Recovering from an injury or surgery can be a long, difficult road – even for our animal family members. Pets can benefit from a number of physical therapy techniques that are designed to speed healing and restore a normal range of motion. Cross Creek Animal Hospital offers professional pet rehabilitation services to help keep our patients in tip-top shape and get them back on the path to complete health again. If your pet is struggling with injury, surgical recovery, obesity or old age, we want to help. Let our health care team develop the perfect plan to get your loved one back on track again.


Does your pet suffer from chronic pain? Has a recent surgery or injury slowed your normally active companion down?

At Cross Creek Animal Hospital, we believe that when it comes to caring for your cherished companion, you should have as many choices as possible. That’s why we’re pleased to offer laser therapy as part of our comprehensive suite of services. The laser uses painless waves of light to treat areas of the body that are experiencing pain or have suffered trauma. This triggers a natural response without the need for medication or other invasive measures. As a result, your loved one can enjoy decreased pain, enhanced mobility and shorter recovery periods.


What is veterinary laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment which stimulates the body’s natural healing and pain control response. It can be used as a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatment methods. Using a small, handheld device, the doctor applies a low level laser to the area on question, stimulating normal cellular function. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. Best of all, because laser therapy requires no medication or surgery, there are no harmful side effects.


What are the benefits of laser therapy?

  • Anti-Inflammation – Decreases swelling from bruising/inflammation
  • Anti-Pain – Blocks pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity
  • Accelerates Tissue Repair, Cell Growth and Nerve Function
  • Improves Circulation
  • Accelerates Healing and Reduces Scarring

What can laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy can be used to address a broad spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament
  • Dental Problems
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • Dermatological Conditions
  • Lick Granulomas


How many sessions will my pet need?

Because every pet is different, their response to laser therapy is equally unique. Depending on your loved one’s specific condition, its severity and a number of other determining factors, treatment strategies will vary. For some animals, positive results can be seen after just one session. Others may require a more long-term strategy to achieve the desired outcome. We will provide you with an individual treatment recommendation once we’ve had the opportunity to evaluate your companion’s situation.

Does your furry family member suffer from a chronic medical condition, like arthritis? Has a recent injury or surgery negatively impacted your companion’s lifestyle or quality of life? If so, we invite you to reach out today to learn whether the laser therapy services at Cross Creek Animal Hospital could help.