Platelet rich plasma is a portion of the blood that has been processed, usually by centrifuge, to contain a higher concentration of platelets than in the whole blood.
Emily Miller, DVM, DACVS-SA, has joined the MU College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant teaching professor of small animal surgery. Miller, who specializes in soft tissue surgery, said her clinical interests include surgical oncology and critical care surgery.
Columbia is well-known for its exceptional quality of life. For pet-lovers, that is especially true as we have something that only 27 other communities in the United States have; a veterinary medicine school and its associated teaching hospital providing us with access to the finest diagnostic and therapeutic services available anywhere.
Recently, the use of stem cells to promote healing and regeneration of certain tissues has become an emerging topic in veterinary medicine and surgery. Companies now exist that can process tissue harvested from a pet and provide the veterinarian with cells purported to have stem cell-like characteristics and may promote healing.
Kenny Rost isn’t certain of Angelo’s breed. He thinks the dog he adopted five years ago from the Jefferson City Animal Shelter is a mix of German shepherd dog, Australian heeler and Labrador. What is certain — he’s no cattle dog.