Newton Vet Hospital announces upgrade

| 02 May 2012 | 12:47

    NEWTON — Newton Veterinary Hospital (NVH), the largest veterinary hospital in Sussex County, announced the addition of a therapeutic laser to their technology repertoire for pet care. “Laser therapy is a wonderful option that may help pets not responding to traditional treatments,” said Dr. Don Costlow, owner of NVH. “Deep penetrating light allows relief of pain through release of endorphins and stimulates injured cells to heal faster. Simply put, it provides relief without the use of drugs or surgery.” Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require three to eight treatments for greatest benefit. Therapeutic laser treatments are cumulative in nature and the length and frequency of treatments varies with each pet’s condition. The veterinary professionals at NVH have undergone special training on the operation of the therapeutic laser to insure the utmost safety and to maximize positive results for pets. What to expect There is no patient sedation or restraint required for laser therapy and the experience is often pleasant and comforting. The treatment usually only takes a few minutes to complete during a regular office visit. Most pets do not need to have their hair clipped unless it is very long or dense. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require two to eight minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after a laser treatment. For more information on laser therapy, call NVH at 973-383-4321. The Newton Veterinary Hospital is the first and only, 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week (including holidays), emergency and well care veterinary hospital in Sussex County. NVH has 13 doctors and over 70 staff members who offer comprehensive pet care around the clock. For more information visit, call 973-383-4321, or contact owner Dr. Don Costlow at