Welcome to the

Veterinary Hyperbaric Association

An international association dedicated to  the safe and effective use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of animals.

Hyperbaric Oxygen was born in 1662, when a British doctor, Nathaniel Henshaw, created an airtight chamber where oxygen bellows and valves were used to compress and decompress.


In the 1930s, a Brazilian doctor named Álvaro Osório de Almeida recognized the benefits of HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) and published several papers on the effects of high doses of oxygen on animal and human tumors.  In 1937, Albert Behnke and Louis Shaw published research by the US Navy to treat decompression sickness using HBOT.


VHA Standards Of Care 2020
HBOT and Cancer in Animals
CHT-V Certification
Animal Hyperbaric Therapy
VHA Position Statements
The Physiology of HBOT
HBOT Treatment Index
FDA Approved HBOT Indications
HBOT & Equine Performance
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Veterinary Hyperbaric Association, Inc.

A Not-For-Profit Organization

8206 Louisiana Blvd NE, STE A #189
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87113


Phone:  800-418-7442
Email:  info@vhavet.org

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