Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince – Boston Terrier Owner

A partner in Elmhurst Animal Care Center in Elmhurst, Illinois, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince has been a veterinary practitioner since 1984. In addition to his decades of experience serving animal and pet owners throughout Chicagoland, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince is a pet enthusiast who owns two dogs. His pet Belle is descended from the American breed Boston terrier, which was given the nickname American gentleman in reference to its gentle disposition.

The breed originated circa 1870 when Robert C. Hooper of Boston acquired an imported English bulldog from William O’Brien and mated it with his own female white Terrier. After further careful breeding in the ensuing two decades, the breed had become popular enough that the American Bull Terrier club was founded for the benefit of the breed and its owners. At the time, the breed was still known as either round heads or bull terriers. Due to the objections of owners of American Kennel Club (AKC)-registered terriers at that time, the club changed the breed name to Boston terrier and its organizational name to The Boston Terrier Club of America in 1891. Subsequently, the club was admitted to the AKC and the breed officially recognized as distinct in 1893.

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What is K-Laser Therapy for Animals?

A partner of the Elmhurst Animal Care Center in Elmhurst, Illinois, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince stays abreast of the latest developments in pet care. At his clinic, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince and his staff perform a number of procedures, including k-laser therapy, to treat chronic illnesses.

Growing in popularity over the last several years, k-laser therapy consists of cold lasers used to create a photochemical reaction that helps circulation in the body. This procedure aids the body in healing from infections, in addition to alleviating pain. K-therapy is also used to treat ear infections and arthritis, as well as to expedite postoperative healing. Because it promotes tissue repair and remodeling, recovery time is minimal, with most animals feeling the effects 12-24 hours after treatment.

Typically, a single treatment will last anywhere from one to three months, depending on the severity of the problem, the animal’s weight, and how many body areas need to treated. Additionally, there is no sedation and the animal’s hair does not have to be trimmed.