PetLight Therapy Center is a licensed veterinary facility that opened its doors in 2016 with the mission of resolving neuromusculoskeletal conditions in dogs and cats without surgery.
By survey, over 30% of all visits to veterinary clinics and hospitals are for the treatment of neck or back pain in dogs, limping and lameness in dogs, weakness and wobbliness of the hind end in dogs, or hip and disc related issues in dogs. For many decades the only treatment available involved treating the symptoms with anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and narcotics. PetLight Therapy Center offers the very newest FDA-approved therapeutic light therapy (not the older cold laser technology) for animals as well as a gentle and effective form of treatment called NMR-T that was developed over the past 33 years by our Chiropractor Kelly Thompson, DC.
NMR-T is very different from current animal physical therapy and animal chiropractic techniques and is based on the principal that distortions and derangements brought on by recurrent macro and micro trauma over time cause a cascade of compensatory effects throughout static and dynamic elements of the body’s system of connective tissue which eventually become permanent without effective therapeutic intervention. This is precisely why only treating the symptoms and the temporary relief this provides is merely “kicking the can down the road.” There is eventually a sad and expensive day of reckoning for the pet owner and their beloved companion. At PetLight Therapy Center it is our goal prevent this from happening to your pet.
PetLight is a subsidiary of LightMD, Inc., a Bay Area company focused on helping people feel their best by providing effective pain relief with their patented, ABPT1004 Phototherapy System. Veterinarians that had used LightMD’s technology had seen remarkable results with their furry patients: dogs that were crippled were able to find use of their legs again, horses with torn ligaments recovered more quickly, wounds mended with less visible scarring, and post-surgical recovery was faster.
In 2015, LightMD’s technology became FDA-Approved for pain relief for humans, and later that year a few of us decided to further share this effective therapy to help our furry friends. PetLight was established, and in April 2016, our first PetLight Therapy Center opened in Cupertino, CA.
All clinics that use PetLight’s light therapy are run by a certified veterinarian; that is why our Cupertino team is happy to have Erin Campbell, DVM, on board with us. Having previously worked for Silicon Valley Pet Clinic for many years, Dr. Campbell has joined us because she truly believes in our advanced therapy and it’s ability to help pets.
Kelly Thompson, DC, has used PetLight’s light therapy to help many of his patients and has seen firsthand the good it can accomplish. He is a wonderful asset to our team and is loved by many – pets and humans alike! Just see the rave reviews he has on his personal Yelp page from when he used to work in Los Altos.
Daniel Schell, is the man behind this great tech. As one of the engineers for LightMD’s patented system, Dan knows the phototherapy system and specialized therapies inside and out. His passion for helping animals is what pursued him to want to start a pet-focused branch in the first place, thus making PetLight Therapy Center a reality.
In 2017, we happily partnered with our friends at Four Paws Pet Ranch in Santa Rosa. Leave your pets in the best hands and provide them soothing relief with our light therapy while they are there! Sometimes we all need a Spa Day, after all.
When PetLight was formed in 2015, we also formed EquineLight to help our large animal friends in the Bay Area. Help your injured horses recover faster and get back on their feet.