Colchester Veterinary Hospital, LLC

364 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415


MLS Laser Therapy


We are pleased to now be offering therapeutic laser treatments at our facility.  While relatively new technology to the veterinary medical field, laser therapy can be used to reduce tissue inflammation post injury, to manage pain such as that associated with arthritis, and speed recovery post operatively.  Unlike a “hot” laser, therapeutic or “cold” laser technology uses light to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. The laser beam is moved over the skin so that the light energy (photons) emitted penetrates the tissue where it interacts with various molecules (chromophores) producing photochemical, photothermal and photomechanical effects, ultimately leading to accelerated healing and anti-inflammation.


The therapeutic laser system we use is a MLS laser, or Multiwave Locked System.  The laser beam used has an emission system that synchronizes continuous and pulsed emissions providing well-aimed procedures that generate simultaneous anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, and considerably reduces treatment times with respect to traditional laser therapy.


Our MLS laser system can be used to augment or reduce the use of traditional treatment options for pain and inflammation, such as pharmaceuticals, offering a truly multimodal approach to pain management and tissue damage reversal.


If you think you may have a pet that could benefit from MLS laser therapy, our staff would be happy to setup a consult with one of our doctors.