Regenerative Therapy

Assisi Loop

Reducing inflammation is a critical first step in healing. To bring our clients the newest and best advancements in pet health, we now offer the Assisi Loop® 2.0, an innovative device that greatly reduces inflammation without the use of drugs or invasive technology. The Assisi Loop 2.0 uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce inflammation and pain and to enhance recovery. The Loop is a targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (tPEMF®) device that is portable and easy to use and can be used at the clinic or in the home/stable to supplement in-office treatments. Use of the Assisi Loop 2.0 will not interfere with existing standard treatment procedures or pain management programs. It is effective in combination with laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and pain and inflammation medications. In addition to treating inflammation and pain, the Assisi Loop 2.0 is also effective for a number of other issues, including:

-Orthopedic Injuries: Strains or sprains, torn cruciate, blown discs, fractures, muscle strains and broken bones.

-Degenerative Disorders: Osteoarthritis, dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, degenerative joint disease and spinal instability.

-Neurological Issues: IVDD, Wobblers Disease, neuropathy, myelitis and lumbar stenosis.

-Wound Care: Infected wounds, chronic non-healing wounds and lick granulomas.

-Other Inflammatory Issues: Pancreatitis, cystitis, tracheal bronchitis and laminitis.

-Post-Surgical Pain and Swelling: Following amputations, tooth extractions, tumor removal and ACL repair.

Contact us for information about the Assisi Loop 2.0 and whether or not it would help your pet. Visit to learn more.

What vets are saying about the Assisi Loop…

"We have used the Assisi units for acute pain, post-surgical pain, and arthritic flare-ups with great success. The need for pain medication has dropped significantly and function has returned significantly quicker with the use of the Assisi device.” -Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, Medical Director, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation, Grayslake, IL “

The Loop has been helpful for osteoarthritis, ligaments and cruciates. We've had good results with our arthritis patients. Some of our clients are snowbirds or don't live nearby, so it's very convenient that it's delivered right to their home. A lot of our clients seek us out because they don't want their animals to be on any non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications.” -Dr. Jaime Gonzalez

What pet owners are saying about the Assisi Loop…

“Jasper, my 15-year-old cat, was diagnosed with arthritis (he was limping, having problems jumping and had to move himself several times to get comfortable). I started using the Assisi Loop on him and 7 weeks later I have not had to give [any other type of treatment]. That’s the longest he’s gone without [other treatments] in over 5 years. The added bonus is that I get to put this on him at home in between vet visits. This product is nothing short of amazing. I’m so grateful, and so is Jasper!” -Donna M.

“My Great Dane, Titan, was diagnosed with Wobblers Disease around the age of 4. I must say that after many, many different forms of therapy, he is doing remarkably well at 8.5 years young. Since I discovered the Assisi Loop and its benefits, we haven’t been without one! Titan receives one to two 15-minute treatments daily and I feel like he really enjoys that time. He seems so relaxed the moment I put it on. It is a product I believe in and I feel it has helped control the symptoms of his Wobblers tremendously! Thank you, Assisi, for creating such a miraculous product!” -Laura W.

“My certified equine massage therapist recommended the Assisi Loop for my horse, Bill. I just love what the Assisi Loop can do for him. Whether I use it for arthritis in his neck, on an injury, or on swollen legs, it works wonders and takes the pain away! Bill kicked through the fence and rope-burned his leg. It got infected and he ended up with cellulitis, so I put the Loop on him. It helped take down the swelling overnight. It's just amazing and has helped in so many ways. I don't know what I would do without it! Thanks so much, Assisi!” -Stassi Pyne, Two-Time IPRA Barrel Racing World Champion, Average Champion and High Money Winner

K Laser

St. Francis Hospital for Animals is proud to introduce K-Laser Class IV laser therapy for your pets. Its beneficial uses include alleviating chronic pain, accelerating healing and rehabilitation plus much, much more! No matter what kind of pet you have, large or small, exotic or domestic, K-laser can be part or the solution to help ease your pet’s pain. Safe and effective, this powerful tool provides increased mobility, increased wound healing, and post-surgery rehab. Class IV laser therapy has been very successful in the field of human medicine for years. We are pleased and excited to be able to offer it for the treatment of our best friends!

What is laser therapy?

Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for K- Laser’s effect on tissue. Deep-penetrating photons from the laser influence cell chemistry in a variety of beneficial ways. In addition, the infrared wavelengths create a warm sensation in your pet’s body at the precise location requiring treatment. Treatment time, power and laser pulse frequency are based on your pet’s individual condition and body size. After surgery, patients receiving laser therapy have less pain. Their recovery is faster, with fewer complications.

Where is it beneficial?

Pain Management: Pet owners often prefer a progressive, non-invasive therapy to a drug regimen for the treatment of chronic pain. K- Laser therapy provides that solution. Wound Healing: Laser therapy can significantly reduce healing time. Traumatic skin injuries and surgical incisions benefit greatly from laser intervention. Rehab: Musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgeries often require additional rehabilitation solutions. Laser therapy provides non-invasive remedies for quicker recovery.

What to expect…

There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to the animal. Most pets do not need to have their hair clipped either. Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments (3-6) for greatest benefit. For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 3 to 8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after a laser treatment. Class IV laser therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments vary with your pet’s condition.

Platelet Rich Plasma

PUREVET PRP from MediVet Biologics on Vimeo

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is an extremely potent anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat injuries, wounds and burns, as well as help patients heal from surgical procedures at a faster rate. This potent anti-inflammatory is not a drug, it is made by processing the patients’ own blood so it is 100% safe, with no harmful side effects or reactions.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is an alternative drug-free therapy that uses the pet’s own adult stem cells to regenerate and repair damaged tissue. Stem cell therapy is currently approved to treat osteoarthritis, fractures and ligament/tendon damage but also has many compassionate care uses. This procedure can usually be performed in one or more day-visits to our hospital and in just a few weeks you will start to see results that will astonish you and can last for years.

Stem Cell Therapy requires a minor surgical procedure to harvest the fat where the dormant stem cells are stored. Once the fat is harvested it is processed to extract the adult stem cells within. The adult stem cells are then activated and injected back into the pet. By activating these cells and injecting them into specific locations in the body we can create a healing process from within, that even drugs cannot replicate. This therapy is a jump into the future of veterinary medicine and we are proud to be a part of it. If you would like more information on stem cell therapy please contact our office or visit the link to Medivet America.

What is ActiStem? from MediVet Biologics on Vimeo.

Compassionate Care Uses for Stem Cell Therapy

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Auto Immune Polyarthritis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Pancreatitis
  • IBD
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Active Hepatitis
  • Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Renal Failure
  • Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
  • Retinal Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Atopy
  • Glaucoma
  • Stem Cell Banking & Early Harvesting

    An animal’s stem cells can be harvested at any time in their life and stored for later use. It is recommended that you harvest adipose tissue when your pet is spayed or neutered and bank it until they need it. If your pet is already spayed or neutered, the stem cells can also be harvested during almost any other anesthetic procedure including a dental or mass removal.

    It is best to harvest the cells when the animal is young because as they age the number of viable stem cells, within the adipose tissue, decreases. This is not to say that older pets do not have enough cells to treat the conditions they may suffer from, this just means you get more stem cells per gram of adipose from younger pets. For example, a 13-year-old dog treated in-clinic for osteoarthritis that banked cells after treatment had 17.7 million cells/g whereas a 1-year-old dog that harvested adipose during a spay procedure had 212.3 million cells/g. The 13-year-old dog was treated successfully for osteoarthritis and still had 7 doses of therapy left for later use. This will most likely be more than enough to last his lifetime, but the younger dog has 12 doses of therapy that are 4x as potent and she will be able to use this throughout her life to treat many of the most common conditions we see in our pets.

    By banking stem cells you are buying your pet a unique life insurance policy. If your pet is young, by the time they are aging and starting to develop problems, many of them will be able to be cured, using the stem cells you harvested when they were a puppy. This therapy will allow us in the future of veterinary medicine to provide our pets with an extended quality of life, not just an extended quantity of life.