4 Benefits of Investing in a Veterinary Laser Therapy System
Class IV laser therapy is one of the fastest growing modalities in the veterinary profession. Multiple clinical studies have proven that laser therapy relieves pain and inflammation, stimulates nerve regeneration, speeds up healing, prevents scarring, and reduces swelling. Nearly 80% of veterinary patients can benefit from laser therapy.
Many veterinarians invest in Class IV lasers to keep up with the latest modalities; however, they are surprised to learn that laser therapy systems can substantially increase their revenue by attracting new clients, encouraging customer loyalty, and reducing treatment times.
Let’s take a look at four benefits of investing in a laser therapy system:
1. Better Clinical Results
Treating an animal with a Class IV laser—whether in a post-surgical or therapeutic application—can offer better clinical results than other treatment options. As previously mentioned, laser therapy can reduce inflammation and pain, speed up the healing process, and prevent scarring. Better clinical results encourage client loyalty and invariably lead to more word-of-mouth referrals.
2. Treat Patients in All Parts of Your Clinic
Modern Class IV lasers are designed to be portable. They are light, compact, easy to use, and battery powered, which enables DVMs and technicians to treat animals in all parts of the clinic rather than being confined to one room.
When the surgeon has finished operating on a patient, the laser can be easily carried in for a quick treatment of the incision. If a water treadmill is employed during rehab, the laser can be used—while kept dry, of course—on a joint while it is weight-bearing and being put through its full range of motion. For the geriatric dog that cannot be lifted onto the table, the laser can be brought down to the ground for a comfortable treatment session.
3. Build a Reputation for Being on the Forefront of Veterinary Technology
Laser therapy can treat hip dysplasia, otitis, back pain, sprains, ligament tears, and a myriad of other ailments. It is beneficial for most veterinary patients, which means you will have plenty of opportunities to demonstrate that you are on the forefront of veterinary medicine, as you explain the science behind Class IV laser therapy to your clients.
Pet owners feel more confident when their veterinarians use the latest modalities and are more likely to refer your practice to colleagues, friends, and family after witnessing the benefits of laser therapy.
4. More Efficient Use of Your Time
Modern Class IV lasers employ sophisticated software that helps technicians apply a tailored protocol that adjusts the light intensity, wavelength, and pulse frequency based on the specific tissue-types they are treating, but all behind the scenes of a 3-touch, graphical user interface. This saves the technician time and improves patient outcomes.
Perhaps more importantly, since the technicians can perform these treatments effectively and consistently, the veterinarian’s time is freed up to perform other revenue-generating procedures.
Laser therapy is arguably the most impactful veterinary breakthrough of the 21st century. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that Class IV lasers offer better clinical results than alternative treatments in both surgical and therapeutic applications. They have also proven to be smart investments for veterinary practices by helping DVMs attract new clients, encourage customer loyalty, and reduce treatment times.