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Case Study: Laser Therapy Helps Avert Amputation

Author: Terri Rosado, DVM, CVA, CCRT

In this case study read about how 19-month-old great Dane, Max, was able to keep his leg thanks to laser therapy.  Dr. Rosado discusses Max’s physical exam, his diagnosis, treatment recommendations, laser therapy protocols used and follow-up assessment.  Within 24 hours of the first laser treatment (Day 4 post-injury), the swelling in Max’s limb had decreased by approximately 50 percent.  By Day 7 post-injury and after two laser treatments, the sanguineous discharge had resolved and the swelling was 90 percent resolved.

About the author(s)

Terri Rosado, DVM, CVA, CCRT

Dr. Rosado graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She then completed a one-year internship at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery; followed by certification in Mixed Animal Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. As a full-time associate in Palm Coast, FL (2006 to 2010). Dr. Rosado continued to focus on preventative medicine, senior well-care, and integrative care for her small animal patients. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Rosado was the Managing Veterinarian at the St. Augustine Regional Veterinary Emergency Center, then opened FIVC in October 2012. In May 2014 she completed her certification in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy. Dr. Rosado is a teaching assistant at the Chi Institute. Memberships include: the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, the American Veterinary Medical Association, The Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Volusia-Flagler Veterinary Medical Assosication.

Dr. Rosado enjoys bike riding; the beautiful beaches of Florida; providing a warm lap to her three cats, Connie, Charlotte, and Kitty; and her beautiful and deservedly spoiled puppies Lily, and Leisl.

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