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Pet Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a newer modality that we have to help manage your pet’s chronic pain issues or to help with healing after surgery in the short term. We offer this service for cats and dogs.

What is therapeutic laser therapy for pets and what are the benefits?

Laser therapy works by stimulating an increased circulation to focused areas to help carry inflammatory mediators away from the area. In the case of wound healing, the increased circulation helps to reduce swelling. Laser therapy is particularly useful for pets who are unable to tolerate most commonly used pain medications.

Are lasers dangerous for pets and are there any side effects?

The laser we use is not dangerous to pets unless they look directly in the beam of light. For this reason, they wear darkened goggles during their laser treatments.

What kind of lasers are used on pets?

The type of laser we use is called a class IV (4) cold laser and does not burn like a surgical laser. If you could ask our patients, they would tell you it’s like a heated massage!

How often does laser therapy need to happen to be beneficial?

Laser therapy for most post-operative conditions will only be the day of and potentially 1-2 days after surgery. For chronic conditions such as arthritis or back problems, laser treatments are often done 2-3 times a week for the first week or two and then once every 1-3 weeks. Some pets may experience longer intervals. A typical laser therapy session lasts 20 minutes but for more complex problems can last 30-45 minutes.

If you are unsure if laser therapy is the best option for your pet, the friendly staff at Kingston Veterinary Clinic would be happy to provide you with more information!


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Last updated: December 14, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our region, we are temporarily moving back to curbside service. Effective Tuesday, December 14th we are not allowing clients in exam rooms with their pets. Here is what you can expect:

  • Come in to let us know that you're here for your appointment. 2 clients will be allowed at a time in our reception area for food and med pick up and to inform us that they are here for their appointment.
  • Please wait in your car after letting us know you've arrived. Once you have notified us that you are here for your appointment we ask that you wait in your car and we will come out and collect your furry family member for their appointment.
  • The doctor will call once the appointment is done and you can then come back to the reception desk to take care of the invoice and collect your furry family member.
  • Face masks are required when interacting with our team and entering the building. Please sanitze your hands if you come inside.
  • Food and medication pick-ups inside. If there are more than 2 people in our waiting area, we ask that you wait outside until there is sufficient space.
  • Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (613) 542-7337.


    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED


    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic