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VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center and leading Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Company, VetStem Biopharma announce educational and clinical partnership in support of local area veterinarians.

2015-07-21 --

VetStem Biopharma, proudly announces a new long term partnership with VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center support of stem cell therapy training and clinical opportunities.


“We are very excited to be able to partner with VetStem Biopharma to offer this new opportunity to veterinarians in the San Diego area. Stem cell therapy is an established treatment for arthritic conditions in our pets and is also proving to be helpful in a growing number of other conditions. My associate, Dr. Angela Sartor, and I are looking forward to working with our veterinary colleagues to enhance the opportunity for stem cell treatments in their patients. This will mean a more comfortable and better quality of life for so many more of our beloved pets!” stated Dr Holly Mullen, Head of Surgery at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center.


“We are very proud that an institution like VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center has considered us as the premier partner for such an initiative. We work hard to develop new ways to help improve the quality of healing in pets, and attack insidious diseases like joint degeneration. It is great to be able to count on clinical experts such as Dr Mullen, to continuously challenge us, pushing us to develop faster and better, so we can help many pets in need” said Dr Harman, CEO and Chief Science Officer for VetStem.


“We hope to educate hundreds of San Diego veterinarians on the technique, and offer them local expertise and clinical support for difficult cases through this unique type of partnership with a state of the art veterinary teaching hospital. VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center is developing a unique win / win relationship model with local area veterinarians. We are proud to be a conduit to such development, with our high quality stem cell therapy service offering”, added Dr Nahama, President and Chief Commercial Officer for VetStem.


About VetStem Biopharma

VetStem Biopharma is a veterinarian lead company that was formed in 2002 to bring regenerative medicine to the profession. This privately held biopharmaceutical enterprise, based near San Diego (California), currently offers veterinarians an autologous stem cell processing service (from patients’ own fat tissue) among other regenerative modalities. With a unique expertise acquired over the past 12 years and 11,000 patients treated by veterinarians for joint, tendon or ligament issues, VetStem has made regenerative medicine applications a therapeutic reality beyond the realm of research. The VetStem team is focused on developing new clinically practical and affordable veterinary solutions that leverage the natural restorative abilities present in all living creatures. The company’s stated mission being “to extend and enhance the lives of animals by improving the quality of recovery in acute conditions, but also by unlocking ways to slow, stop and ultimately revert the course of chronic diseases”. In addition to its’ own portfolio of patents, Vet-Stem holds exclusive global veterinary licenses to a portfolio of over 55 issued patents in the field of regenerative medicine.


About VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center
VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego utilizes the latest in state of the art equipment and technologies and has consistently earned the top rating from the American Animal Hospital Association. We have been working closely with referring primary care veterinarians for the health of pets since 1972. The hospital offers a comprehensive team of professionals with specialized expertise that complements the quality care provided by primary care veterinarians. Our doctors, board-certified veterinary specialists, and emergency and critical care veterinarians work in a sophisticated environment with the most advanced veterinary medical equipments and techniques.




Kristi Hauta

Marketing Operations Manager

VetStem Biopharma

[email protected]

Ph (858) 748-2004 ext 208

12860 Danielson Court, Suite B

Poway, CA 92064


Holly Mullen, DVM, DACVS
Veterinary Specialist- Surgery
VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center

2317 Hotel Circle South

San Diego, CA 92108
Ph (619) 299-2400