The basis of hyperbaric oxygen therapy is simple: to increase plasma oxygen concentration through increasing the atmospheric pressure of oxygen. The hyperbaric oxygen chamber allows for this process to occur in a highly effective and monitored way. When this process occurs, the higher concentration of plasma oxygen within the body is able to aid and enhance healing in a number of instances.

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How does the treatment for physical rehabilitation work?

The hyperbaric oxygen chamber is where the patient receiving treatment is placed; the oxygen within this space is turned up to 100 per cent and the pressure is increased between one and three times the normal atmospheric oxygen pressure, resulting in the process mentioned above.

The treatment period for hyperbaric oxygen therapy tends to last for two hours at a time, with the treatment being performed between one and three times a day, with a break between treatments of at least four hours.

In regards to how the veterinary patient fares during the hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment session, most studies have found that the majority of animals are extremely calm and relaxed, and many of these fall asleep during treatment. The treatment itself is pain-free and stress-free; it’s not a treatment that causes undue stress or panic, it’s an extremely calm and therapeutic treatment option.

In terms of how the hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment works to aid pet rehabilitation, usually, hyperbaric oxygen therapy results in swelling sizes reducing, stimulation of better blood flow, faster healing of damaged tissues, a reduction of pressure and boosted infection control. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a hugely beneficial therapy for veterinary patients as it has the ability to speed up the healing process of a wide range of health problems, and can reduce the chance of invasive surgical treatment being needed.

How hyperbaric oxygen therapy can aid physical rehabilitation

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (also called HBOT) has become increasingly popular in recent years; this therapy is the therapeutic administration of oxygen at a pressure that exceeds the sea-level atmosphere.

hyperbaric oxygen therapy can aid physical rehabilitationThe process of hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help to aid and improve physical rehabilitation for pets with a number of different illnesses and injuries, speeding up the healing process significantly while reducing the chance that invasive surgical intervention will be required.

In recent years, there have been a number of new studies on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in veterinary medicine. These studies have shown that the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy has the potential to aid physical rehabilitation in veterinary practice in a significant way.

What the studies have shown is that the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help to aid the reduction of swelling, manage trauma, reduce smoke inhalation damage, manage carbon monoxide poisoning, manage the effects of pancreatitis, aid wound healing, and help to manage arthritis, among helping to aid other ailments.

How can hyperbaric oxygen therapy aid veterinary practice – what conditions can this form of pressurized therapy treat?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is able to change the way in which blood flows through the body, targeting areas that require higher rates of blood flow to aid healing.

What sets our hyperbaric oxygen chambers apart from others on the market?

We have an extensive background in hyperbaric oxygen chambers and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which gives us the edge when it comes to the creation and design of hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Run by Sechrist Industries Inc, which has been producing leading human hyperbaric oxygen chambers since 1973, at Sivet Health our experience in hyperbaric oxygen chambers is rather extensive.

What this means is that when it comes to the design and creation of our veterinary specialist hyperbaric oxygen chambers, we have the knowledge and experience to design a hyperbaric oxygen chamber that has four decades of experience behind it. Due to our vast range of experience in hyperbaric oxygen chambers, we are able to ensure that each of our specialist chambers is designed to the very highest quality and meets the strictest standards, with each of our hyperbaric oxygen chambers designed with the specific needs of pets in mind.

When hyperbaric oxygen chambers began to become a topic of discussion within the veterinary field, we decided to expand our operations into the veterinary area, and create USA made hyperbaric oxygen chambers designed specifically for animal use. Since then, we have been at the forefront, leading the revolution into a new type of care for animals.

When it comes to hyperbaric oxygen chambers designed for veterinary use, we are aware of the different requirements to human use. That’s why we have engineered our hyperbaric oxygen chambers for animals to meet the specific requirements of veterinary patients and the veterinary specialists treating them.

Dog inside Hyperbaric ChamberEach of our hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers is designed to feature a transparent acrylic cylinder pressurized with oxygen. This feature means that the animal using the chamber does not need to wear a mask – this is a feature that was added to aid the ease of use for the animal and the veterinary practitioner. The chamber is also transparent, as this allows for the veterinary specialist to carefully monitor the patient during use, and ensure that they are comfortable and not becoming stressed during treatment.

Our hyperbaric oxygen chambers have a range of specialist features, including:

  • Designed with 40 years of industry experience behind the process
  • Chambers are designed and built to meet the most rigorous of safety standards
  • Chambers are designed to be easy to use and operate
  • Our chambers are designed to conveniently and easily deliver oxygen therapy to veterinary patients

At Sivet Health, we understand that the needs of veterinary specialists differ significantly from the needs of human medical professionals when it comes to hyperbaric oxygen chambers and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is why we have created a treatment center that’s been designed purely with animal use in mind.

ANAHEIM, CA. October 21, 2020 – Sechrist Veterinary Health, a leading manufacturer of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chambers for veterinary specific applications has launched a Clinical Advisory Board to help raise clinical awareness and extend the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the veterinary medical community.

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The Clinical Advisory Board for Veterinary Medical Affairs will consist of independent thought leaders in the veterinary medical community with a shared passion for advancing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a clinically proven modality. One of the first items on the agenda for the advisory board will be to lead the development of clinical research in specific applications, such as traumatic wounds and pancreatitis, where it can help with the reduction of inflammation or swelling and decrease the potential for hypoxia.
Currently, the advisory board has jointly authored the inaugural publication in the series, which is being submitted for review. It is a retrospective look at how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be considered for traumatic wound management in veterinary medicine.


Diane LevitanDiane Levitan, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Diane Levitan is a veterinary internal medicine specialist who has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1991. She has built four veterinary practices and is always pursuing more challenges. She is a ground breaking entrepreneur and has introduced many new concepts into the field of veterinary medicine, such as creating the first hospital in the world where families could stay overnight with their pets, pioneering the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for animals and creating a traveling CT scan company. This fall she will start as an associate professor at LIU (Long Island University) Post Veterinary School.

Dr. Levitan has many interests in her field, but making a lasting difference in veterinary medicine is key. She enjoys teaching, mentoring and promoting excellent in veterinary care. In 2009, she started a non-for-profit as a means to give back to the community. Helping-Promote Animal Welfare, Inc (Helping-PAW) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to ending pet overpopulation through education of the public and by providing high volume, high quality, targeted, affordable sterilization services of unowned and companion animals to subsidize care for animals whose owners are on government assistance. This non-profit has helped hundreds of animals and pet owners throughout Long Island.

Mark HittMark Hitt, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Mark Hitt has been a veterinarian since 1979 and a specialist in veterinary internal medicine since 1987. His career has led him to positions in general veterinary practice, a residency specialty training program, specialty board certification, being an associate professor of companion animal medicine, and then a specialist of veterinary internal medicine in private practice. He is the founder of Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine and Oncology at three locations in Maryland, and he is the co-founder of Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Centers. He continues as an invited author for various veterinary textbooks and he lectures on topics of Veterinary Internal Medicine to local, regional and national veterinary meetings. Although practicing in all areas of internal medicine, his special interests are in gastroenterology and diseases of the liver and pancreas in dogs and cats.

He also continues to develop his knowledge and skills with abdominal sonography, many forms of veterinary endoscopy and the evolving use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for feline and canine patients.

Ronald Lyman, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Ronald Lyman is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lyman is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He leads daily patient rounds with all doctors, technicians and patients at the Animal Emergency and Referral Center [AERC] in Florida, where he practices internal medicine and neurology/ neurosurgery. He is the founder and President of AERC.

Dr. Lyman coordinated the ACVIM research abstracts review articles for the DVM magazine publication. He is the author and/or co-author of several book chapters and scientific journal articles on subjects in clinical veterinary medicine, including two articles describing intraoperative ultrasonograpic techniques and their contributions toward decision-making during spinal surgery. Dr. Lyman has made several presentations at the ACVIM Forum, the yearly scientific meeting for international specialists in Veterinary Internal Medicine and Neurology. He has lectured on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) at the North American Veterinary Conference and the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium. Dr. Lyman received the Gold Star Award from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for his outstanding contributions to the profession.

Dennis Geiser, BS, DVM, CHT-V
Dr. Dennis Geiser is currently the Assistant Dean for Organizational Development and Outreach at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee. He completed his BS degree in microbiology at Colorado State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1972.

He has been an associate veterinarian in a small animal and equine practice in California and an equine referral practice in Florida. Dr. Geiser is board certified as a veterinary hyperbaric technician (CHT-V) in the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Technology (NBDHMT). At the University of Tennessee he has been the section leader of the large animal anesthesia section, department head of the large animal department, and assistant dean of outreach and organizational development and director of the College’s continuing education section. He was the president of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association in 2012. He currently directs the small and large animal hyperbaric medicine program at the UT Veterinary Medical Center and is advisory to the regenerative medicine program. He chairs the committee that developed the hyperbaric veterinary technician certification program for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and initiated team training programs in animal hyperbaric medicine. He is the co-founder of the Veterinary Hyperbaric Medicine Society (VHMS).


The Veterinary Health Division is an expanding subdivision of the parent company Sechrist Industries Inc. Sechrist is currently the world leader in hyperbaric technology since 1973. In launching their veterinary health in 2017, Sechrist has partnered with some of the top Veterinary Schools and clinicians to foster clinical awareness for this growing therapy.
John Razzano, President of Sechrist Veterinary Health, stated, “As the industry leader, we feel it is incumbent upon us to advance the therapy, using clinical evidence, research and education within the veterinary community”.

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It can be devastating when it seems like there are no more treatment options available for your pet. However, technological advancements are providing new possibilities, including veterinary hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Researchers have discovered that oxygen can be used to help animals heal.

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Oxygen has a range of different therapeutic processes that can be suitable for a variety of various medical conditions, both in humans and animals. Within a year, our hyperbaric oxygen chamber has already provided over 2,000 treatments to animals.

How Does This Solution Work?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Advanced CareHyperbaric oxygen therapy dramatically boosts the level of oxygen provided to patients through plasma. Under increased atmospheric pressure, the now oxygen-rich blood plasma can diffuse three times further into the damaged tissue. This added pressure inside the chamber also causes the body’s viscous fluids to absorb the oxygen, making the levels carried by the red blood cells inconsequential. Since various conditions can impact the body’s oxygen levels, the addition of hyperbaric chambers in veterinary clinics is incredibly beneficial.

The ability to deliver oxygen to animals in various amounts provides a range of benefits.

For instance, wounds heal more rapidly when there is a significant reduction in the level of swelling and inflammation. The increased level of oxygen to damaged cells improves the control of infections, including those bacterial in nature. A higher concentration of oxygen could potentially reduce or eliminate cells affected by an infection.

Additionally, there is a reduction in the impact of toxic substances, which effectively preserves the damaged tissues. Research shows there is a possibility of increased stem cell activity; over time, as our pet’s age, this activity diminishes and in turn, lengthens the time it takes the body to heal. Through HBOT, there is a possibility for an improvement in this stem cell activity. Blood cell development can also increase, which dramatically improves the level of oxygen going through the body. An increase in oxygen means the chances of tissue dying are slim.

Issues Commonly Treated With HBOT

HBOT treats a wide range of medical issues that we frequently see in animals under a veterinarian’s care. For instance, a vet typically uses it for post-surgical or dental treatments, due to the decrease in the time it takes the animal to heal.

Senior animal patients who suffer everything from paralysis to inflammation and arthritis can also receive oxygen therapy. Providing them with relief and ensuring effective pain management.

There are also a variety of other issues that are treated including:

  • Post fecal transplant
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Cellulitis
  • Near drowning
  • Fractures
  • Frostbite injury

We expect the above list will grow dramatically in the future.

Examples Of Oxygen Therapy Treatment

Some patients have found hyperbaric oxygen therapy to be incredibly effective. For instance, a dog named Gracie was brought into a local vet practice by her owner after being stuck upside down in a heating vent. Gracie was in serious condition, suffering from intracranial pressure, it was important she received treatment right away.

Since the practice in question did not have a chamber, Gracie and her owner received a referral to another nearby facility. Within the first week of the HBOT sessions, Gracie slowly but surely began to improve, returning to normalcy within months.

Being within minutes of an HBOT facility can make a world of difference, like Gracie, there have been plenty of dogs who have suffered near-death experiences. Recently, an animal experienced severe burns and breathing problems after being involved in a house fire. Again, within minutes, the animal was put through an HBOT session. Over 35 sessions later, the animal is now almost completely healed. Cases like these inspire owners and vets alike to explore new treatment options.

Options For Expanding your Veterinarian Practice

Lately, there has been an increase in requests for this type of alternative treatment. HBOT is rising in popularity yearly; it is only a matter of time till we see an improvement in medical coverage for it as well.

With the addition of a hyperbaric chamber to any facility, comes the need for training and certification. Safety for the animals and their caregivers is our number one priority, and with every chamber purchase, we provide onsite instruction and educate employees before installation.

Though purchasing a chamber may seem daunting and perhaps risky, we have found that those who have invested in this treatment have not only seen interest from their clients but have also experienced an increase in referrals from clinics in the surrounding community.

Understand HBOT

If you would like more information about our chambers, please feel free to contact our team. We want to ensure you have all the information necessary to make an informed decision on whether a hyperbaric chamber is right for your practice.

Or perhaps you are interested in learning more about hyperbaric and how it works. If so, follow us on Facebook to stay informed on the latest trends and keep up to date with our webinar schedule. Our webinars are a great way to learn more about the industry and get information directly from the veterinarians conducting the research. Get educated on the science behind the treatments, and you’ll have a better understanding of why HBOT has become so popular.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) offers numerous benefits for pets with an array of medical ailments. It was originally developed for the treatment of decompression sickness in humans, but quickly became used in the treatment of many other conditions. HBOT delivers higher levels of oxygen to the body, which promotes healing by providing oxygen to tissues that are deprived of it. HBOT stimulates healing by administering oxygen to the body at higher levels to assist tissues that have less than normal levels.

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Promotes Faster Healing

As stated above, HBOT expedites the healing process through an increase in the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues of a wound. With increased amounts of oxygen in their bloodstream an animal’s body is able to fight off infections faster, increase the growth of new tissue, and reduce the swelling and inflammation of wounds.

Hyperbaric medicine for pets promotes greater blood vessel formation and helps to preserve damaged tissues. It eliminates and reduces the effects of toxic substances, making it a useful treatment for anything from snake bites to gas gangrene and exposure to carbon monoxide. Difficult wounds that might struggle to heal on their own or l with other treatments can successfully be healed using veterinary hyperbaric oxygen therapy. By increasing the oxygen delivered to tissues and improving the efficiency of white blood cells, HBOT can promote healing in pets in ways that other treatments might not be able to.

Suitable for a Range of Ailments

Hyperbaric medicine can be used to treat a range of ailments and injuries. Some of the case studies that can be found on our Sechrist website, include positive outcomes for the treatment of vasculitis, rattlesnake bites, canine pancreatitis, and severe tissue trauma. Multiple studies have been and continue to be conducted examining HBOT’s effectiveness on an animal’s wound or injury.
Both injuries and illnesses can be treated with the use of HBOT for pets. A single session in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber can help with the healing of an animal’s wound,, however, multiple sessions are more likely to deliver a stronger benefit. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy can provide an alternative treatment for some medical issues, sometimes helping to avoid the use of surgery or other invasive treatments, such as when treating a rattlesnake bite. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also often help when other treatments have been unsuccessful.

Little to No Side Effects

Another benefit in HBOT relating to injury recovery, is the lack of side effects on the animal. In relation to other treatments HBOT tends to have very little problems, only a few have come up in the thousands of sessions that have been completed. They include, ear problems, barotrauma and visual disturbances. Pets can be watched closely after the treatment to determine if any illness appears. Some may benefit from follow-up treatments after therapy. The risk of side effects can be kept to a minimum through the proper administration of the treatment, such as accurate dosing and the duration of the treatment.

The lack of serious side effects can make the use of a hyperbaric animal chamber advantageous over other treatment options. Avoiding the use of surgery for a low-risk procedure can be incredibly beneficial to animals, particularly those that could be at a higher risk for complications during surgery.

Suitable for Pets of All Sizes

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat pets of various sizes. Everything from Horses, goats, cats and dogs have been treated using hyperbarics. .

The treatment, however, is most often used on cats and dogs, but can also be used in small animal medicine. The range of pet oxygen chambers for sale enables veterinarians to consider options that are suitable for a wide range of animals. Larger hyperbaric chambers can provide enough space for dogs and other large companion animals, and could even be useful for other less traditional pets. Some chambers can treat multiple patients at once to allow for the treatment of more than one animal at the same time. If you are seeking a veterinary hyperbaric chamber for sale, call Sechrist Veterinary Health at (888) 748-3801.

Offers Short and Long-term Treatment Possibilities

Veterinary hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help pets in just one or two sessions or across a number of sessions. Repeat treatment can provide the best benefits for many illnesses and injuries. Our case studies include treatment for a rattlesnake bite in a dog that required five sessions, one hour of treatment for four days in combination with standard supporting therapy for canine pancreatitis, and seven sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a sciatic nerve lesion.

Repeated sessions of HBOT can provide a non-traumatic alternative to other treatments or can work in tandem with other types of treatment to treat illness and injury in pets. Hyperbaric specialists can determine the effective use of hyperbaric animal chambers and how many sessions might be necessary to treat a particular ailment.

Provides Treatment Where Others Might Fail

Veterinarians can offer hyperbaric medicine for pets in many cases when other treatments might not have been as effective as hoped. After trying other therapies and treatments, some pets might be referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an alternative. In cases when treatment might even seem hopeless, HBOT can offer a viable alternative that produces results when no other treatment can. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also help veterinarians to save money or can make treatment less complicated time-consuming.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy doesn’t always need to be a last resort treatment, yes, it can often help when other treatments aren’t successful, however, used alone can save time and money. Both valuable factors to consider when deciding on the best treatment plan for an animal.

HBOT offers a number of benefits for pets suffering from a range of ailments, providing both vets and pet owners with a viable treatment option.