Alternative and Complementary Therapy

As alternative therapies have become more popular with pet owners, we have added these modalities to the services we offer. Alternative therapies, which are also referred to as “integrative” or “complementary” therapies, include acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, laser therapy, magnetic therapy, and massage therapy. We provide these therapies in conjunction with traditional medicine and surgery to help improve outcomes and to give us additional options for treating our patients. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about whether these types of therapy could benefit your pet.

Laser Therapy


Over the past few decades, great strides have been made in how we treat and manage the health care needs of our companion animals. One innovative treatment option that has become an increasingly attractive choice for many pet owners is laser therapy. This non-invasive, painless and drug-free treatment modality has been proven to be highly effective in reducing pain, improving mobility and speeding healing following surgery or injury. Bridge Street Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer laser therapy as an additional treatment option to help our clients better care for their animal companions.

What is laser therapy?

The process of a laser treatment involves the use of a small, handheld device that emits an intense beam of light. The laser painlessly targets various areas of the body, including external wounds, as well as internal areas like joints and muscles, to trigger the body’s natural pain relief and healing mechanisms. The result is a marked reduction in pain, improved movement and mobility and a faster healing time for surgical or other types of wounds.

Benefits of laser therapy include:

  • Fast, easy and effective
  • Shortens recovery time
  • Drug-free
  • Painless
  • Non-invasive

Laser therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments and medical conditions in companion animals, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Back, hip and leg pain
  • Tendon and ligament problems
  • Post-surgical healing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Much more…

How many treatments will my pet need?

While the results of laser therapy can often be seen after just one treatment, the number and frequency of treatments needed to achieve optimum benefits will vary, based on the animal and the condition being addressed. Our experienced team will work with you to develop a customized treatment protocol that is tailor-made for your pet’s needs.

Does your pet suffer from any of the above listed ailments, or you suspect he or she may be experiencing discomfort or pain, for any reason, give us a call today to find out of laser therapy would be a good option. We’d love to help your pet live a more comfortable life!