UPDATES ON THE APPLICATIONS OF LASER MODALITIES IN VETERINARY MEDICINE
Friday, October 18, 2019, 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Maria Judith Del Rosario-Yap
The use of laser in veterinary medicine is gaining popularity. However, economic aspects of the profession, as well as questionable returns on investment, have limited laser applications primarily to the academic community, research institutions, and specialty practices. With the improvement of the technology, as well as emerging researches on the use and efficacy of laser therapy, its use can now be further broadened and integrated for use in surgeries and diagnosis to complement the current veterinary practice. The lecture aims to discuss the clinical safety of lasers and further understand its applications specifically in pain management and surgery. Towards the end is a cost-benefit analysis, which would help veterinarians understand whether they are ready to integrate and offer this kind of service to their long term clients.