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Rehabilitation

Starkville Veterinary Hospital offers pet owners in Starkville, Columbus and West Point, Mississippi access to pet rehabilitation services. The field of veterinary rehabilitation has made tremendous advancements in recent years. In the past, pets may have experienced a diminished quality of life due to physical impairments resulting from injury, surgery, or a degenerative condition such as arthritis. Now, pets who have suffered these same conditions are seeing great improvement thanks to rehabilitation services.

The rehabilitation team at Starkville Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to relieving pain, healing, and bringing as much quality of life as possible to our patients. Recent research has shown that the least effective treatment for injury is excessive rest. Therefore, rehabilitation efforts concentrate on stimulating the injured area using various treatments that increase circulation, promote healing, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain.

At Starkville Veterinary Hospital, our goals are to heal and restore full range of movement and strength to injured body parts and to increase functionality. Our rehabilitation services include non-invasive treatments such as massage, stretching, physical exercise, as well as light and laser therapy. These treatments help accomplish an increased range of motion throughout your pet’s joints, decreased pain where they are sore, and increased flexibility.

The types of issues and conditions that may benefit from rehabilitation services include:
  • Pain relief
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Amputation
  • Disk disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Ligament tears
  • Trauma
  • Obesity

If your pet has had an illness or injury, keep in mind that rehabilitation is most effective when it begins as soon as possible after the traumatic event. If your pet has had an issue that requires rehabilitation services, call the caring team at Starkville Veterinary Hospital, and get your pet on the road to recovery.