Laser Therapy

Animal Clinic is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response.

About Companion Laser Therapy

How does pet laser therapy work?

Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.

What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?

Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will dissipate.

Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: “He’s acting like a puppy again” or “She can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your companion.

What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy?

Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:

  • Abnormal sitting or lying posture
  • Circling multiple times before lying down
  • Restlessness
  • Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
  • Limping, unable to get up or lie down
  • Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
  • Lack of grooming
  • Won’t wag tail
  • Licking or biting area
  • Lack of appetite
  • Trembling

Want more information?

Please visit our FAQ page, or feel free to get in touch.

Applications for laser therapy include::

  • Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
  • General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
  • Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
  • Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
  • Dental procedures
  • Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, and lesions)
  • Ear infections

Animal Clinic

Missoula Montana's Animal Clinic is a veterinary clinic created to serve you and your pets. Specializing in routine and preventative veterinary care including pet surgery and dentistry. Animal Clinic of Missoula covers the entirety of all your pet care needs.
Bernadette Kneed
Bernadette Kneed
My doggy Gixxie needed help yesterday. Our regular vet had given away my emergency appointment that I had made earlier in the day. I was scared & frustrated, this was the last straw with the current vet office. My amazing partner called Animal Clinic & made an appointment for about 20 minutes out!!!!! What a kind & welcoming team of professionals. Thank you for opening up your doors to help our tiny family. Gixxie definitely has a new veterinarian, Thank you Dr. Jayson Longoria!
John O'Connor
John O'Connor
Drs. Duncan and Hanich are both wonderful. The staff are friendly and caring.
Kara Cook
Kara Cook
The doctors and staff at the Animal Clinic are the best! They recognized that our little pup was scared of needles and used a smaller needle for her shots. Good feedback on overall health and thankful for this group of humans! We have been using the Animal Clinic since 2003 and have had consistently great service!
Dave Larsen
Dave Larsen
Great with my dog !!
Heather Estep
Heather Estep
Great place! So happy I was referred to them.

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Mon - 9am to 5pm
Tues - 9am to 5pm
Wed - 9am to 5pm
Thurs - 9am to 5pm
Fri - 9am to 5pm
Sat - Closed
Sunday - Closed


920 SW Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59803