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Understanding and Applying Laser Therapy in Companion Animals

Event Details

Sat February 3, 2024 - 12:00 PM EST — Sat February 3, 2024 - 5:00 PM EST

Location: Online

Speaker: Dave Huff, DVM

CEU: 4

Price: $0.00


About the Seminar

Embark on a thrilling 4-hour journey delving into the cutting-edge realm of low-level laser technology in small animal medicine! Join Dr. Huff for an electrifying interactive session, where the physics of light energy will come alive. Uncover the secrets of seamlessly integrating this technology into your practice with practical business insights. Brace yourself for a visual feast of case studies, brought to life through riveting videos and photos. Dive into hands-on examples of low-level laser applications, leaving you equipped and inspired. Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience of discovery, with ample time for your burning questions. Don't miss this chance to revolutionize your approach and captivate both staff and clients!

Seminar Topics

  • General Laser Physics, and how and why the low-level laser works.
  • Brief Recap of Physics, then Case studies to include but not limited to cases involving pain management, wound healing, post-surgery treatments and neurologic cases. Both photos and videos will be reviewed and presented.
  • More Case Studies concentrating on CCL treatments in dogs and cats. Videos of patients throughout the 4-month treatment cycle.  Explanation of protocols, costs and expectations of outcomes, including retrospective client survey.
  • Business Strategy of utilizing Low Level Laser in the practice. Overview of best ways to introduce the technology to your staff and to your clients.  Understanding the impact, the technology can have in your practice.
  • Additional case studies and demonstrations of hands-on use of the laser.
  • Q&A: Facilitate questions and introduce other modalities to mix with the laser.  We will have additional case studies to present if time allows.

About the Speaker

Dave Huff, DVM

18 Plantation Dr., Clayton, NC 27527
Office:  (919) 359-9977
Website:  www.plantationanimalhospitalnc.com
Email:  pahnc1@gmail.com

Dr. Dave Huff graduated from the NC State CVM in May of 1989. He practiced at a small animal facility for 2 years in Pennsylvania and then returned to North Carolina to practice small animal and large animal at Neuse River Veterinary Hospital in Wendell. He also practiced for 4 years at a small animal practice in Beaufort, South Carolina, and then returned to Neuse River Veterinary Hospital in 1999.

He has developed several interests and specialties over the years including a strong interest in small animal surgery. He has been affiliated with ICG/Synbiotics since 1991 as a canine semen freezing center. He was the first such center in North Carolina and at the time only the 3rd such center on the east coast. He added PennHip radiograph training and certification in 1996 and has been doing chiropractic care in animals since 1999.  As a result, Dr. Huff has been one of the main speakers at many veterinary conventions & associations across the US including NAVC & WWVC.  Through his clinical & surgical experience, Dr. Huff has garnered the expertise to train other veterinarians on proven protocols for a successful veterinary practice.  Dr. Dave Huff is the proud owner of Plantation Animal Hospital in Clayton, NC.  He specializes in superior small animal care for every one of his patients.  He started using the Erchonia LLLT in July 2009 for his patients and continue to use their non-thermal laser technology every day.  After consistent success with Erchonia laser therapy, he began hosting & instructing Erchonia LLLT Seminars in 2015.

Professional Summary

Passionate practice owner who works to provide the best value for the pet owner while maximizing the best treatment options for the pet by providing both traditional and alternative therapies.  Dr. Dave Huff is the proud owner of Plantation Animal Hospital in Clayton, NC.  He specializes in superior small animal care for every one of his patients.  He started using the Erchonia LLLT in July 2009 for his patients and continue to use their non-thermal laser technology every day.


  • NCVMA Board member since 2012, district 3.
  • Speaker at local and national level for various specialties, including ratites, canine reproduction, and low level therapy laser.
  • Canine Semen Freezing Center since 1991
  • VOM Chiropractic since 1999
  • Low Level Therapy Laser since 2006
  • PennHip Certified since 1996
  • Erchonia Low Level Laser Technology since 2009
  • NAVC & WWVC Presenter
  • Hosting & instructing Erchonia LLLT Seminars since 2015

Work History

Owner                                                                                                                       February 2003 to Current

Plantation Animal Hospital – 18 Plantation Dr., Clayton, NC

  • Owner and primary veterinarian in a 100% full service small animal hospital.
  • Surgery including soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.
  • Specialize in canine reproductive services including semen freezing, shipping, and storage. Also perform surgical AI, planned and emergency C-Sections.
  • Specialize and have utilized low level therapy laser since 2006.
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation chiropractic care

Associate Veterinarian                  Nov 1990 to December 1992 & January 2001 to January 2003
                Neuse River Veterinary Hospital – Wendell, NC

  • Completed routine examinations, as well as surgical and dental procedures.
  • Cared for a wide range of animals, including equine, ratites, and cattle.
  • Conducted ultrasonography and diagnostic imaging
  • Provided chiropractic and limited acupuncture
  • Provided Specialty Canine Reproduction


North Carolina State University - CVM.   Raleigh, NC       Class of 1989                                                     
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

                PennHip Radiograph Training                                                     1996

Veterinary Chiropractic                                                                 1999


4 CEs Applied for through AAVSB