Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Jeff Wood has been involved in the area of Regenerative Medicine since the early days of the field when it was referred to as Tissue Engineering. Regenerative medicine is loosely grouped into three separate areas; Chemical, Cell based and Scaffold based.

Northside has been working with “ACell, Inc.” in the field of scaffold based regenerative medicine since 2002. Dr Wood has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board since 2003.

ACell is a product derived from the urinary bladder of pigs, harvested, decellularized and sterilized so that only the basement membrane and the tunica propria layers remain. These layers are responsible for the strength and the regenerative properties of the scaffold. Regenerative medicine involves,the regrowth, replacement and repair of damaged or missing tissues. ACell is used in both human and veterinary medicine for wound repair/healing, fracture repair, tendon and ligament repair, osteoarthritis, bladder and organ reconstruction and anywhere there is traumatic tissue loss.

ACell is used in a way that allows the constructive remodeling and regeneration of tissues to their genetically original state with minimal scar tissue. This is accomplished by the recruitment of Stem Cells to the area and the reabsorption and replacement of the scaffold with host tissue. There is no rejection of the tissue as all porcine cells have been removed.

With over a decade of use, Northside and Dr. Wood have been involved in new product development and the international education of scaffold based regenerative medicine technologies.


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  • "Very good with my dogs ..snd very prompt with appointment"
    ★★★★★ | Larae H.
  • "We love Dr. Wood. He has saved our puppy from very bad things several times. He loves and cares for our pet as if he were his own. I highly recommend Northside!! I love that they do diagnostics - blood work and x-rays, same as us humans have to get real answers."
    ★★★★★ | Corinna M
  • "Thank you to Dr Wood and staff for fixing our Micks leg today after we had taken him to another vet for a laceration repair. The sutures that we’re placed by the other vet ripped open five days later. Mick is home resting comfortably with his cozy pillow around his neck. We appreciate your help in getting this fixed correctly! Thank you for your time and compassion!"
    Michelle Lyn Vanderpool
  • "I have taken my pets to Northside Veterinary Hospital for many years. I have always been very grateful for the wonderful care my animals have received there and the kindness of the staff. I would like to say thank you to their newest Vet. Dr.Roth. She took excellent care of my little Lou Lou yesterday with her many seizures. If you are looking for excellent care this is the place to go."
    Laura Nevins Patterson
  • "Can't say thank you enough to Dr. Wood and his staff for the excellent care they give my fur babies! ....I make an hour drive to go here because this place rocks!"
    Rhonda Alexander
  • "Dr. Wood and his staff are so nice to our furbabys and have up to date technology to really help our sick babies thank-you for all you do they are very caring people!!!"
    Cathy Sayer Smith