Riverview Veterinary Clinic is very proud to offer stem cell therapy to our patients! This innovative therapy has been shown to improve quality of life for various diseases afflicted by our pets. The most common indication is canine osteoarthritis where stem cells have been shown to improve mobility, decrease inflammation, and reduce pain. By acquiring a small amount of fat tissue, adult stem cells are isolated and counted at a separate facility. These cells are then returned to Riverview Veterinary Clinic where they are introduced to affected joints and intravenously. Since these cells are harvested from the same patient they are introduced to, there is minimal risk for rejection. New applications for stem cell therapy are being reported and Riverview Veterinary Clinic will continue to offer this innovative treatment as they become available.