Lipogems® Canine Names a Host of New Referral Centres
The following three centres and veterinary surgeons are now accepting canine referrals for Lipogems Canine treatment consideration. These practices join the list of accreditations in the use of Lipogems Canine in the UK alongside Alistair Cliff BVM&S (Dist) CertAVP MRCVS UK Lead Lipogems Canine Vet Crown Vets Referrals, Inverness, and Arberth Veterinary Centre, Wales; Stephen Jones BVSc MRCVS & Phil Linge BVMS GpCert(equ) MRCVS, who are also a mixed practice and able to offer Lipogems Equine. Click here for a full list of referral centres in England, Scotland and Wales.
New Referral Centres Updated February 2019
Alphavet Referrals, Newport, Wales
Dr Russell Chandler BVSc CertSAO MSc(OrthoEng) MRCVS
Taylor Vets, Glasgow, Scotland
Kiara Mills BVMS MRCVS
Vale Referrals, Gloucestershire, England
Richard Artingstall MA VetMB Cert SAS MBA MRCVS & Rachel Mowbray BVSc MRCVS CCRP
Lipogems Canine is committed to the responsible use of its technology in the veterinary market. Only veterinary surgeons who have been trained and accredited by our team are provided with Lipogems kits and authorised to use the technology. Unlike many other veterinary treatments Lipogems® has come from the human medical world to the veterinary world with published evidence and data. Two further veterinary practices in the UK are currently working on our accreditation pathway and will be announced shortly.
Alphavet founder and principal Russell graduated from the University of Bristol Veterinary School, with credits in Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Public Health. Since then he has been awarded a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics, this led to the creation of Alphavet Referrals and the Alphavet Veterinary Centre in 1996.
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About Taylor Vets
Taylor Veterinary Practice is one of the oldest established veterinary practices in the world and has been caring for animals in the community, as part of the Cathkin Estate, for almost two hundred years. In 1826, Master Blacksmith, John Taylor (1801-1857) (1st generation) moved from Cowgate in Edinburgh to Cathkin and founded a blacksmith workshop ‘John Taylor Smithy’. The surgery is now known as ‘Taylor Veterinary Practice’, a large RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) accredited small animal practice. To this day, Taylor Veterinary Practice at Smithy House continues to work to Mr Taylor’s vision of giving each and every patient the best care possible, treating every pet as if their own.
For more information visit: Website: www.taylorvet.co.uk
About Vale Referrals
Vale Referrals is a long-established specialist led veterinary referral centre providing veterinary referrals to the South West, Wales and the Midlands for over 20 years. Vale Referrals started providing veterinary cardiology referrals through Dr Mark Patteson and has now developed over the past two decades to provide nine specialist disciplines and seven specific services in areas in which we excel. Vale Referrals has worked hand in hand over the years with its first opinion partner practice, Vale Vets. Vale Referrals provides veterinary referrals all throughout the South West, Midlands and Wales. Multidisciplinary, Friendly and Affordable Vale Referrals is a multidisciplinary referral service for veterinary surgeons to refer complex cases for our expert team to diagnose and treat.
For more information visit: Website: www.valereferrals.co.uk
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Canine Published Paper
Lipogems® Canine Lipogems Canine is pleased to announce that Dr Offer Zeira, Director of San Michele Veterinary Hospital, Milan, DVM PhD Field of Study Veterinary Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, Lead Lipogems Canine Veterinary Surgeon, has had the following paper published. Lead Lipogems Canine UK Veterinary Surgeon Alistair Cliff BVM&S (Dist) CertAVP MRCVS, Crown Vets Referrals, Inverness is also named as an author for this publication. Click here to download the full paper.
Intra‐Articular Administration of Autologous Micro‐Fragmented Adipose Tissue in Dogs with Spontaneous Osteoarthritis: Safety, Feasibility, and Clinical Outcomes
Similar to the disease affecting humans, osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful musculoskeletal condition affecting 20% of the adult canine population. Several solutions have been proposed, but the results achieved to date are far from being satisfactory. New approaches, such as intra‐articular delivery of cells (including mesenchymal stromal cells), have been proposed. Among the many sources, the adipose tissue is considered very promising. We evaluated the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of a single intra‐articular injection of autologous and micro‐fragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) in 130 dogs with spontaneous OA. MFAT was obtained using a minimally invasive technique in a closed system and injected in the intra‐ and/or peri‐articular space. Clinical outcomes were determined using orthopedic examination and owners’ scores for up to 6 months. In 78% of the dogs, improvement in the orthopedic score was registered 1 month after treatment and continued gradually up to 6 months when 88% of the dogs improved, 11% did not change, and 1% worsened compared with baseline. Considering the owners’ scores at 6 months, 92% of the dogs significantly improved, 6% improved only slightly, and 2% worsened compared with baseline. No local or systemic major adverse effects were recorded. The results of this study suggest that MFAT injection in dogs with OA is safe, feasible, and beneficial. The procedure is time sparing and cost‐effective. Post injection cytological investigation, together with the clinical evidence, suggests a long‐term pain control role of this treatment. The spontaneous OA dog model has a key role in developing successful treatments for translational medicine. Stem Cells Translational Medicine 2018;1–10
Lipogems Regenerative Medicine Seminar by Lipocast Biotech UK
On Wednesday 16 May Lipocast Biotech UK Ltd ran the Lipogems Regenerative Seminar in Cirencester. Attendees included equine veterinary surgeons, canine veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, orthopaedic human surgeons and other equine and small animal professionals interested in finding out more about Lipogems technology. The event was a fantastic opportunity for the collaboration of minds from the human medical and veterinary worlds. Discussions about application, feasibility, safety, cost effectiveness and ethics around the use of Lipogems for both human and veterinary use were of huge benefit to all who attended.
The seminar included presentations on the science behind the technology, evidence-based data and clinical findings from cases. The event opened with a speech from Chairman of the company Stefano Olgiati and ended with a demonstration of the equine procedure with Dr Tim Watson treating a polo pony suffering from dorsal spinous process impingement (kissing spines). Dr Offer Zeira, who flew in from his Milan based hospital for the seminar, presented on the canine procedures safety, feasibility and cost-effectiveness as well as a review of his case-based evidence from over 100 articulation treatments in dogs. Dr Tim Watson also presented his evidence on case-based data from his use of Lipogems Equine. Professor Adrian Wilson, a human orthopaedic specialist also presented his findings to the seminar attendees.
Dr. Stefano Olgiati, PhD, MS, PGCert, Chairman of the Scientific Board
Dr Offer Zeira DVM PhD, Lipogems Canine Lead Veterinary Surgeon
Dr Tim Watson BVM&S PhD MRCVS, Lipogems Equine Lead Veterinary Surgeon
Adrian Wilson MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Each attendee received an informative pack including a brochure about the veterinary application, human application and a DVD of the equine standard operating procedure. Equine veterinary surgeons who attended also received accreditation for their input to the day and offered an additional morning of practical training on 26 June with Dr Tim Watson. These attendees have been added to our website. Canine veterinary surgeons have also been invited to train with our veterinary team for accreditation later. The presentations have also been filmed for prosperity and future Lipogems webinars.
Following the seminar, a dinner was held for the keynote speakers and some of the delegates which was also attended by Lipogems Equine Consultant Veterinary Surgeon Murray Shotter, who spoke briefly about his impending publication on case-based evidence for treatment to inferior check ligaments in horses, and Lipogems Equine sponsored dressage rider Anne Marie Bork-Eppers.
The following day concluded the events with Dr Offer Zeira providing some private canine training at Vale Referrals Veterinary Centre in Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Lipogems Treating a Tiger Hits International News Stands
Lipogems is helping Igor the Tiger from the Hungary, Veterinary surgeon Robert Gippert has performed the procedure to improve Igor's quality of life. The hip pain Igor has been suffering from is a common issue that Lipogems Canine has been able to offer assistance with. Lipogems Equine is exactly the same treatment and has been helping horses and ponies with a range of problems.
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Lipogems® Canine is a new innovative application of regenerative technology available from referral veterinary surgeons for a range of conditions including orthopaedic and soft tissue injuries and diseases including osteoarthritis. Veterinary treatment for you dog can be considered by asking your first referral veterinary surgeon to refer your case to one of our centres. To find a referral centre click here. #lipogemscanine