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Pain Management

Cold Laser Therapy

Provides Pain Relief and Speeds Healing

Cold laser or photobiomodulation is a non-invasive, drug-free option using light energy directed at the site of pain and inflammation. Patients often see immediate relief to their painful condition with lasting benefits, including reduced inflammation and healing at the cellular level. This therapy is used to treat many common acute and chronic conditions, including post-surgical pain, dental pain, injuries, wounds, abscesses, fractures, sprains, abdominal pain, arthritis, dermatitis, inflamed ears, and back and neck pain.

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Laser therapy diagram

Chiropractic Care

Enhance the quality of your pet's life

Rivertown Animal Hospital is pleased to offer veterinary chiropractic care to patients, provided at our facility by Dr. Mark LaVallie of Peak Performance Chiropractic.

Animal chiropractic offers a safe, non-surgical, drug-free option to help
correct joint, disc and other soft-tissue disorders. Animal chiropractic focuses on the restoration of mobility and restoration of normal neurological patterns that facilitate healing and reduce pain.

If you are interested in chiropractic care for your dog or cat at Rivertown
Animal Hospital:

  • Schedule an exam with one of our veterinarians to establish a
    diagnosis and make recommendations for therapy as required by the State of Minnesota
  • The veterinarian will make a referral for chiropractic care if
    appropriate
  • Our staff will schedule an appointment with Dr. LaVallie

Due to the high demand for chiropractic services at Rivertown, we are not able to take referrals from other veterinarians for chiropractic care at our facility.

Signs and conditions your pet may benefit from chiropractic care include:

  • Weakness, dragging rear feet, trouble getting up, abnormal gait,
    hunched back, difficulty climbing stairs or signs of pain, such as
    limping and yelping
  • Acute and chronic back and neck pain
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Neurologic disorders, including vestibular disease and intervertebral disc disease
  • Following an injury
  • Post-surgical recovery
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Dr. Mark LaVallie

Dr. Mark LaVallie loves animals and is enthusiastic about providing safe and effective chiropractic care to the patients of Rivertown Animal Hospital.

Dr. Mark LaVallie is a graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic practicing human chiropractic since 1981. He completed his certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT ) in 2009, and started Peak Performance Animal Chiropractic. He continues to provide chiropractic services to humans as well as animals. 

Dr. LaVallie joined our team in 2020 and spends one half-day weekly devoted to the care of Rivertown patients. His skills are a tremendous asset to the health and well-being of those in his care.

“We love everyone at this clinic! The support staff, the vets, everyone is wonderful, caring and professional. Lately, we have been taking our near 15 year old Big Dog to see Dr. Mark for chiro care. It has been absolutely life changing for him and brought back his bouncy nature and stability in his hips! “

KAELEYA RAYNE