Modern Medicine, Old-Fashioned Care

Mar 17, 2022 | Press

Stem Cell Therapy Available for Pets with Degenerative Diseases

March 17, 2022 – Doylestown, PA. Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care now offers a same-day, drug-free therapy for pets suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other degenerative and inflammatory diseases.

In partnership with Ardent Animal Health (, Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care is a leader in providing Stem Cell & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for pets.

“For decades our practice has focused on integrating the best that modern medicine offers with the natural healing wisdom of the body. With the launch of stem cell therapy and PRP, we are able to offer patients a path to health for healing both acute injuries and chronic disease,” said Dr. Laura Weis, co-owner with her husband Dr. Ransome Weis of Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care.

Stem cells are cells with the ability to differentiate into many different types of cells, from muscle tissue to cartilage to brain cells. Autologous stem cell technology utilizes your pet’s own stem cells to repair injuries, regenerate new tissue and reduce inflammation. Degenerative joint disease such as hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis can be painful and negatively impact quality of life. Stem cell therapy naturally targets the source of the problem without the use of drugs or steroids.

Stem cells are easily obtained through a simple medical procedure which allows the veterinarian to take a small fat sample from your pet. The fat sample goes through a series of steps which allows for same-day isolation and targeted application of the stem cells to the affected areas. Stem cells can be banked if additional treatments are necessary.

In mid-March, two dogs—a six-year-old Native American Indian Dog with a history of elbow and hip dysplasia, and an 11-year-old French Bulldog with luxating patellas (kneecaps) in both back legs and arthritis in both hips—were the first to receive stem cell therapy at Doylestown Veterinary Hospital under the care of Dr. Laura Weis and Dr. Jerica Lugo.

“We had a fabulous launch for this new technology!  Our team has been training for months, and this was evidenced in the great outcomes for both patients. We will monitor them over the next several weeks as the stem cells repair their degenerative joints and build healthy new tissue,” added Dr. Weis.

Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma that contains concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors. PRP is a non-surgical and advanced means of providing high doses of the body’s own healing factors directly to the area where they are needed. PRP can be used topically to treat burns or wounds and injected to address chronic conditions.

The optimum time to gather stem cells is before they are needed. Stem cells can be gathered during a spay or neuter at Doylestown Veterinary Hospital and banked through Ardent Animal Health.

For more information about Stem Cell & PRP Therapy and how this service can help your pet, call us at (215) 345-6000 to schedule a consultation. You can also learn more about these new therapies by visiting –

About Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care

Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care is a full-service small animal practice dedicated to compassionate, state-of-the-art veterinary care. Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care also offers pet parents a natural approach to wellness and individualized care with several holistic options. Owners Drs. Randy and Laura Weis also own and operate Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center located on the same 50-acre property in Doylestown, PA. For more information, call 215-345-6000 or visit:

About Ardent Animal Health

Ardent Animal Health, based near Lexington, KY, provides advanced medical strategies to veterinary hospitals around the world. Ardent provides regenerative medicine treatments such as ActiStem Therapy and PureVet PRP to veterinarians for pain and disease in companion and equine patients. Additionally, Ardent Animal Health is pursuing advanced strategies for the detection and treatment of canine cancer.