VCA Raleigh Hills Animal Hospital

Stem Cell Therapy

At VCA Raleigh Hills we are proud offer Vet-Stem Cell Therapy to our patients. Thousands of dogs have now been treated with stem cells from their own fat for arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and muscle injuries. Not only that, but Vet-Stem is evaluating new uses for stem cells that may be available in the not to distant future.

Call us today at 503-292-9227 to schedule a consultation to see if stem cell therapy is right for your dog or cat.

What Results Have Dog Owners Reported?

Watch a short video to see how a dog named Malibu responded to stem cell therapy.


What is the Process?

Stem Cells are processed from your pet's own body fat.


What Do Stem Cells Do?


Stem Cell Therapy in Development

Vet-Stem is currently evaluating the use of stem cells for treatment of:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Immune Mediated Diseases
  • Heart Disease


Store Stem Cells Now - Use Stem Cells in the Future

StemInsure® Providing a Lifetime of Stem Cells for Your Dog

Why Store Stem Cells for Your Dog?

As your dog ages, he is likely to develop arthritis or injure a cruciate ligament. The StemInsure service allows fat to be collected when your dog is healthy and stores your dog's own Stem Cells so that they can be cultured to supply a lifetime of stem cell therapy.

StemInsure Description

  • We will collect a small sample of fat during a surgical procedure such as a spay, neuter or other surgery requiring anesthesia.
  • We then ship the fat overnight to Vet-Stem for processing and stem cell banking.

Cell Culturing

In the future, when your dog needs stem cells, we can order cell culturing to provide a lifetime of stem cell therapy for your dog.

Banked Dose Processing

We can order the banked doses of stem cells to treat your dog any time in the future after culturing.

What can be Treated with Stem Cells?

  • Current uses include arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and muscle injuries.
  • Future uses may include treatment of kidney, liver, heart, and immune mediated diseases.

Benefits of StemInsure

  • Store stem cells while your dog is young and healthy.
  • One fat collection can provide a lifetime of stem cell therapy for your dog.
  • StemInsure can be an affordable way to store stem cells for your dog.

Important Considerations

  • Cell culturing and banked dose processing incur additional cost. We can provide you with estimates of potential future costs for treatment.
  • Vet-Stem will store the StemInsure sample for one year at no charge. After one year Vet-Stem will bill you directly for the storage of the StemInsure sample which is only $50 per year.

General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call your referring veterinarian or us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the 24-hour hospitals in the Portland Metro Area:

VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists located in Clackamas, OR at 16756 SE 82nd Drive, 503-656-3999. This 24-hour emergency and specialty referral hospital has boarded specialists in emergency and critical care, surgery, oncology, neurology, internal medicine, and ophthalmology.

VCA SE Portland Animal Hospital located in SE Portland on 139th and SE Stark, 503-255-8139. This is a 24-hour full service hospital for urgent and emergency care with two boarded surgeons.

Dove Lewis Animal Hospital in NW Portland is located at 1945 NW Pettygrove Street, 503-228-7281. This is a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility with boarded specialists in emergency and critical care and surgery.