The first 'Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine' chamber in Kentucky is now helping to heal pets at Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4

LEXINGTON, Ky., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet owners in Kentucky now have a treatment option available to their pets that may literally be able to save their lives when all else has failed, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).  Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists in Lexington, KY now has its very own hyperbaric chamber, engineered specifically to treat pets and other animals up to 180lbs.

Bluegrass doctors now have a sizable advantage over other veterinary facilities by being able to prescribe HBOT treatments to assist in battling various types of conditions ailing pets, ranging from hard-to-close wounds and post surgical recovery to infectious diseases and central nervous system disorders.  The treatments are 100% safe, painless and noninvasive.  All staff is professionally trained and certified in order to operate the hyperbaric chamber.  Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists can be reached online at

Bluegrass joins an expanding network of veterinary facilities and universities across the United States and the UK that are now equipped with a Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (HVM) chamber, locations can be found at  Unlike used human, small acrylic and inflatable chambers, these HVM chambers are engineered for the maximum safety of animals by featuring:

  • Solid Steel and borosilicate glass construction eliminates the possibility of rupture from small cracks by way of animal scratching that can occur in acrylic chambers.
  • HVM chambers are able to reach and go beyond the crucial threshold of 1.5 Atmospheres (ATM) needed to regrow bone and tissue, unlike inflatable or mild hyperbaric chambers that can only reach a maximum of 1.3 ATM, which can actually increase the growth of undesirable aerobic bacteria.
  • HVM chambers do not have a predetermined life cycle, unlike human chambers which need a complete overhaul approx. every 10 years.

To inquire if your pet is a candidate for treatment in the veterinary hyperbaric chamber, please contact Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists at 859-268-7604, and to find the nearest HVM chamber equipped facility in your area please go to


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