Laser Therapy Principles in the Companion Animal Practice

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1.5 hours



Participants will describe the biological effects of medical lasers and identify techniques for administering laser therapy to companion animals such as felines and canines


This course outlines the biological effects of medical lasers for treating common conditions in companion animals. It covers the effects of medical lasers in the promotion of analgesia, acceleration of wound healing, and reduction of inflammation.

There are demonstrations for treating a variety of disorders concerning the oral cavity, ear, cervical region, elbow, lumbar spine, hip, stifle, tarsus, and others

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Course Length 1.5 hours
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:

  • Describe how laser therapy promotes analgesia and reduces inflammation
  • Explain how laser therapy accelerates wound healing
  • Identify proper dosages, settings, and procedures for applying laser therapy
  • Describe proper techniques for applying laser therapy
Additional Recommended Courses



This course details the application of therapeutic laser. This course instructs the user in the use, application of energy, proper application and documentation of laser therapy. Participants in this online seminar will learn some of the benefits of the use of therapeutic lasers, and learn to improve the outcome of other therapies used in conjunction with the application of therapeutic laser light.

  1. Biochemical Effects of Lasers & Analgesia
  2. Inflammation Reduction
  3. Wound Healing through Photobiostimulation
  4. Biological & Physiological Effects of Laser Therapy
  5. General Laser Therapy Principles
  6. Administration to Oral Cavity, Ear, Cervical Region, and Shoulder
  7. Administration to Elbow, Carpals, Lumbar Spine, Hip, Stifle, & Tarsus
  8. Additional Conditions & Administration to Avian Species
  9. Quiz

Course Evaluation

Certificate of Completion


This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call AIMLA (937-642-9813) for further information.


Platform Online