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What is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner?

November 30, 2015 by  
Filed under CVPP, Pain Management

In December of 2014, I became certified through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP). What exactly is a CVPP and what are the requirements? To become a CVPP, there are certain requirements that have to be met. One must… Read more


Laser Therapy Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing

Scout is ready for his laser treatment!   Olathe Animal Hospital 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… Read more


What is medical acupuncture?

What is Medical acupuncture and how is it different than traditional acupuncture? Medical acupuncture is similar to traditional eastern acupuncture in many ways.  It involves placing needles in points throughout the body to cause a specific effect.  However, the theory behind it is vastly… Read more


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April 14, 2012 by  
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Pain…It Hurts!!!

Have you ever had an injury of some sort?  What did it feel like?  Did you yell, curse, or cry (or maybe all of the above)?  Those are all common ways for people to react to pain.  Our nervous system and that of our pets is almost identical in the way it works.  Therefore, it is safe to assume… Read more



Breeanna is our latest stem cell recipient.  She is a five year old mixed breed dog who is owned by one of our technicians.  On September 17th, 2010, she was treated for bilateral hip dysplasia.  This included injections in both of her hips and an IV injection. Prior to treatment her biggest… Read more


Stem Cell Therapy

August 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a recently developed technology for use in our pets.  Stem cells have been a hot topic of debate in human medicine due to use of embryos to harvest them.  The technology in pets, however, is slightly different.  We use adult stem cells harvested from your own pet’s fat to… Read more


Olathe Animal Hospital performs 1st Stem Cell procedure on a dog in Kansas

August 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Stem Cell Therapy

Olathe Animal Hospital has made history! Thanks to our dedicated and compassionate veterinary team, the first stem cell procedure on a dog in the state of Kansas was performed at our hospital on Dec. 23, 2009. Our patient, Dr. Burcham’s own dog (Monty), is the lucky dog who is the first in… Read more



Apollo is our fifth stem cell recipient.  He is a two year old Saint Bernard with hip dysplasia.  He was treated with injections into each of his hips and an IV injection (July 2010).  Apollo came in for his first recheck exam recently and is doing very well.  According to his owner, he seems… Read more



Our patient, Dr. Burcham’s own dog (Monty), is the lucky dog who is the first in Kansas and greater Kansas City to undergo stem cell therapy. Monty, a geriatric shepherd mix adopted from Animal Haven in 2003, received an injection of stem cells that were processed from his own fat tissue,… Read more


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