Helping Pets In Pain

VETERINARIAN FIRST IN AREA TO USE TREATMENT

Posted: June 24, 2012 at 2:50 a.m.

Sarge, a Great Pyrenees, shakes hands with owner Ron Williams outside Dr. Tim O’Neill’s veterinary office in Farmington during a three-week checkup. Sarge, who suffers from hip displaysia, received stem cell therapy May 30 to ease the pain and regrow cells damaged by a genetic disorder. Sarge is the fourth animal O’Neill has performed the therapy on since he began treating animals with stems cells in March.
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Sarge, a Great Pyrenees, shakes hands with owner Ron Williams outside Dr. Tim O’Neill’s veterinary office in Farmington during a three-week checkup. Sarge, who suffers from hip displaysia, received stem cell therapy May 30 to ease the pain and regrow cells damaged by a genetic disorder. Sarge is the fourth animal O’Neill has performed the therapy on since he began treating animals with stems cells in March.

AFarmington veterinarian is the first in Northwest Arkansas using stem cell therapy to ease aches and pains in dogs and horses as an alternative to surgery or long-term medication regimens.

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Business, Pages 9 on 06/24/2012