Rio had been a working therapy dog until his elbow dysplasia left him lame, lethargic, in pain, and with a decreased appetite. At only 18 months old he had to retire from working as a therapy dog.

Medical and surgical therapy failed to help Rio. Dr. Gary Beall at Springboro Veterinary Hospital in Springboro, Ohio then suggested the Vet-Stem procedure. After stem cell therapy he began to improve immediately. He started eating better and had more energy. He was able to move around without pain, and he re-entered the Therapy Dog Program. Now he visits people in hospitals, and helps them feel better. Stem cell therapy has helped Rio�s quality of life, allowing him to enhance the lives of others

– Sherrie Osborne & Rio the therapy dog