Press Release: CELT Renews Partnership with VAHL

March 2024

Cutting Edge Laser Technologies is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning (VAHL).

Born from a mutual interest in supporting the field of veterinary rehabilitation, this partnership marks a significant milestone for both organizations and underscores their commitment to continuing education.

Through this partnership, Cutting Edge became the main provider of laser therapy equipment for VAHL’s RACE-approved Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) and Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP) programs hosted at the University of Tennessee.


“We are excited to continue partnering with Cutting Edge,” says Dr. Beate Egner, CEO of VAHL. “For many years, the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning (VAHL) has collaborated successfully with the provider of MLS® Therapy and technology on a variety of continuing education programs.”

Based in Rochester, New York, Cutting Edge offers veterinary professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico with a full family of MLS Therapy and CO2 Surgical Laser devices. With over two decades of experience, their mission is to help practitioners improve the quality of patient care while helping veterinary hospitals and clinics strengthen their bottom line with innovative technologies.

“I am pleased to announce our extended partnership with the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning. Their expertise and dedication to continuing education in the field of veterinary rehabilitation paired with our world-class technologies will bring tremendous value to the veterinary community and the future of animal care,” shared Mark Mollenkopf, President of Cutting Edge Laser Technologies.

As a globally recognized provider of high-quality continuing education, VAHL aims to inspire veterinary professionals and unleash their full potential with a comprehensive curriculum including in-depth practical training with a wide range of treatment technologies at the forefront of veterinary medicine.

Over the past two decades, laser therapy has seen considerable growth in human and animal medicine — providing a conservative approach to pain and inflammation. The MLS Therapy Laser, offered exclusively by Cutting Edge, is an advanced Class IV laser technology that uses a patented emission system to synchronize two specific wavelengths of photon energy known for their antiphlogistic, antiedemic, analgesic, and regenerative/reparative effects.

This therapy offers a solution to patients unable to tolerate conventional analgesic pharmacotherapy as well as those who did not see desired effects with medication alone. MLS Laser Therapy can also be used in conjunction with pharmaceutical analgesics as well as other therapeutic modalities common in veterinary medicine, such as electrotherapy and magnetotherapy, to further improve outcomes.

“Cutting Edge and VAHL agreed on a generous offer to all vet professionals with a desire to specialize in the field of animal physical medicine, rehabilitation, and sports medicine since laser therapy is a modality with a large variety of indications in this field,” explains Dr. Egner. “With a clear need for thorough education, VAHL and Cutting Edge agreed on supporting vet professionals interested in laser therapy with a program that increases accessibility to our CCRP and CERP education and the high-end Cutting Edge laser devices.”

“VAHL is offering academic programs – not just courses – and thus supports vet professionals throughout their career with continuous education, coaching, and its global network, bringing tremendous value to our partnership with Cutting Edge. This is not only a great opportunity to our students, but it is also a forward-thinking strategy to work with Cutting Edge,” summarizes Dr. Egner

By continuing this partnership, Cutting Edge and VAHL will continue to leverage their unique strengths and competencies to provide comprehensive high-quality continuing education opportunities that elevate the field of veterinary medicine.


Cutting Edge Laser Technologies, the world leader in light based technologies for veterinary professionals, offers a full family of MLS® Therapy and CO2 Surgical Laser devices. Since their founding in 2001, the Cutting Edge mission has remained the same: to improve the clinical and financial success of our partnering veterinarians and clinics. Our exclusive, patented MLS® (Multi-Wave Locked System) Laser technology is quickly becoming the standard of care for alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and speeding recovery from a variety of common conditions without the risk of heating tissue enabling veterinary practitioners to improve patient outcomes and client satisfaction.

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