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Synovetin OA®

Dr. Rebecca Wolf, VMD, DACVS-SA | Surgery

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates is excited to offer a new treatment for canine arthritis starting in May 2022.  This procedure will be performed by MVA Surgeon Rebecca Wolf, VMD, DACVS-SA.

Synovetin OA® is a unique way to treat arthritis in dogs. It’s not a daily NSAID pill or chew, and it’s not joint surgery. Synovetin OA is just 1 simple, safe, fast, non-surgical injection that gives your dog up to 1 full year of relief. Because Synovetin OA is dosed directly into the elbow joint, right where it hurts, it targets the source of the inflammation and pain that cause your dog to limp. And Synovetin OA is not absorbed into your dog’s body like traditional dog arthritis treatments, so you can be confident that it’s a safe and effective choice.

This procedure can only be performed by licensed veterinarians at veterinary hospitals permitted to use internal radiation therapy. On rare occasions, discomfort in the treated elbow has been seen in dogs that can last up to 72 hours after treatment. Short-term home-care instructions must be followed after treatment to minimize extended close contact such as co-sleeping. To review the full veterinary prescribing information, visit

Dr. Rebecca Wolf, a Colorado native, attended Bryn Mawr College where she double majored in Chemistry and German.   She went on to the University of Pennsylvania where she achieved her veterinary degree in 2006.  Following her veterinary degree, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey, and then a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Wolf then returned to Garden State Veterinary Specialists for her surgical residency, which she completed in 2011. and was practicing at a specialty hospital in Illinois until she joined MVA in October of 2015.

Dr. Wolf is a small animal diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Her professional interests include minimally-invasive arthroscopic management of joint disease, and a wide array or orthopedic and soft tissue surgery as well as select neuro surgeries.

Since 1986, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates (MVA), a privately owned hospital, has provided the highest quality of veterinary medicine.  It is out mission to enhance and improve the lives of our patients through exceptional care.   We concentrate on specialty and emergency cases, allowing us to dedicate high-level care to the following disciplines: anesthesiology, behavioral medicine, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, emergency, internal medicine, interventional radiology, minimally invasive surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology (including CT, MRI, and I-131), and surgery.

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