I have always thought of MASH as a family, especially when all of my family has contributed in one way or another. My husband of 40 years, Jeffrey Auerhahn, has supported the business aspect of MASH, allowing me to focus on my patients. My son, Noah, oversees all of the financial and management aspects of the business, and has been helping in adding to our excellent staff and doctors. My daughters, Shira and Dalia, both have worked as techs and staff over the years, and Dalia continues helping manage our payroll. During these 3 decades, my children were born, and have grown. It is scary to see how much time has passed.
We have been performing Ultra Violet Blood Irradiation (UVBI) for many years and recently we have added a new UVBI machine to the practice, the Hemealumen Polychromatic Device. The Hemealumen is designed to deliver a significant amount of wide spectrum photonic energy over a prolonged period of time via an energetic photonic infusion of the blood. This machine has been used in human medicine to treat Lyme Disease and Zika Virus, and we are the first veterinarian to add it to their practice. Dr. Roman was chosen to implement this into her practice, by developer Eugene Barrett, who is conducting a study in India on treating Dengue Fever. We are offering this treatment in conjunction with Ozone Therapy, PEMF, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
The Hemealumen utilizes multiple light sources including an enhanced spectrum, high energy light source, emitting wavelengths from 200nm (UVC) to 600 nm (well into the visible light range). The device is equipped with both a high-power dual wavelength UVA light source, and a high output UVC source. Research has shown that these wavelengths have specific, biological benefits.
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At Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton (MASH), we are so excited to be celebrating 30 years at 72 West Main Street. MASH was started 36 years ago initially as Mobile Animal Services of Hopkinton and moved into the clinic in 1989. Since 1993 we have been the first integrative veterinary clinic in New England.
This year we have added the Bemer therapy mat to our practice. Bemer uses Pulsed Electromagnetic Field, or PEMF, ‘to improve circulation thereby supporting the body’s natural self-regulating processes. Blood is the body’s universal means of transport. Oxygen, nutrients, chemical messengers (e.g., hormones) and immune cells are all transported through our blood. When our body’s cells, tissues and organs are adequately nourished and metabolic waste products are removed, our bodies become healthy and function properly.’
On 11/20/18, recreational cannabis stores opened their doors in Massachusetts. With ailments like cancer, pain, anxiety and other medical conditions being treated with cannabis, it is easy to see why pet parents want to use CBD on their pets.
We are excited to see that research is being done on pets, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead. Unfortunately it is not currently legal for Veterinarians to discuss or recommend the use of cannabis in pets. Hemp based CBD products are widely available to consumers both for people and pets. Dogs Naturally Magazine describes the difference between Marijuana and Hemp below.