Ark Pain Center

Meet the Pain Center Team

Dr. Denny

DVM, CCRP, CVPP

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“Physical therapy has restored my own body to doing the things I love to do many times after sports injuries and age related pains. Having benefited so much from physical therapy, I wanted to give dogs and cats the best life possible. With this personal desire to help my patients I pursued an advanced education to become certified by the University of Tennessee in canine rehabilitation (CCRP). I am proud to be the only veterinarian in Kansas City with this certification. I also became certified as a veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP) so that we can handle all forms of pain. At the Ark Pain Center I am the team leader of a wonderful group of experienced, trained and caring individuals who all have a desire to get your pet back to doing the things they love to do.”

Dr. Horton

DVM, CVA

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“Pain management has always been a priority to me, and I wanted to be able to offer a drug-free and safe holistic option for my patients. I earned my Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist degree and am one of the few people in the metro able to help guide your pet through other alternative modalities for pain control”

Anna

RVT, CCRP

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“I love the one-on-one, hands-on caring for pets. My training as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) and Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) gives me the training I need to help pets achieve a higher quality of life. Rehabilitation of pets requires a lot of creativity and is so rewarding to see them do something they haven’t been able to do. A dog smiles when it completes a challenging exercise.”

Dr. Denny

DVM, CCRP, CVPP

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“Physical therapy has restored my own body to doing the things I love to do many times after sports injuries and age related pains. Having benefited so much from physical therapy, I wanted to give dogs and cats the best life possible. With this personal desire to help my patients I pursued an advanced education to become certified by the University of Tennessee in canine rehabilitation (CCRP). I am proud to be the only veterinarian in Kansas City with this certification. I also became certified as a veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP) so that we can handle all forms of pain. At the Ark Pain Center I am the team leader of a wonderful group of experienced, trained and caring individuals who all have a desire to get your pet back to doing the things they love to do.”

Dr. Horton

DVM, CVA

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“Pain management has always been a priority to me, and I wanted to be able to offer a drug-free and safe holistic option for my patients. I earned my Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist degree and am one of the few people in the metro able to help guide your pet through other alternative modalities for pain control”

Anna

RVT, CCRP

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“I love the one-on-one, hands-on caring for pets. My training as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) and Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) gives me the training I need to help pets achieve a higher quality of life. Rehabilitation of pets requires a lot of creativity and is so rewarding to see them do something they haven’t been able to do. A dog smiles when it completes a challenging exercise.”

Pain Management

Eliminating pain can be life changing for our pets. We have special training in epidural injections, local regional anesthesia, joint injections and trigger point therapy. We strive to treat pain in the most natural simple ways but are trained and experienced to used advanced pain management techniques to achieve the comfort and life your pet deserves.

Our brand new class IV therapeutic laser specializes in stimulating cells to grow and also decreases sources of pain.

This technology is a remarkable advancement in cell regeneration and pain control. We utilize the therapeutic laser in various conditions such as:

  • Sore joints (osteoarthritis)
  • Neck or back pain
  • Skin wounds or burns
  • Post-surgical healing
  • Ear and skin infections

Regenerative Medicine

An exciting new form of medicine that uses a dog’s own cells to repair and heal damaged joints and tendons.

How Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Works for Dogs

Acupuncture involves the use of placing needles over specific points to produce a healing response. Theories of how this works include the release of natural chemicals within the body or stimulation of neuromechanical mechanisms that promote healing and help control pain.

Conditions that respond well to acupuncture include:

  • Intervertebral disk disease (this can improve function of limbs and control pain)
  • Fibrocartilaginous emboli of the spinal cord (this can help to recover the use of the limbs more quickly)
  • Osteoarthritis (this can help with pain associated with the disease process)
  • Cancer (this is not meant to cure the disease but to help with pain control and to stimulate the appetite)

If you are interested in seeing how Acupuncture may help your pet, contact us today.

An older brown brindle dog having acupuncture performed by a vet