Yes, we require a referral form to be filled out and your pet be seen for the issue that requires rehabilitation by a DVM for each pet that will be using our rehabilitation services. This will allow us to target specific areas based on their diagnosis, and opens the communication between us and your vet. We only treat patients, and leave the medical diagnosing to your primary and/or specialist veterinarian. This is required to ensure that your pet is in good medical condition, he/she is appropriate for rehabilitation, and to inform us of any underlying medical issues that could affect their plan of care. We do not require a referral for acupressure services only.
Yes, the initial consultation is a 1-hour session that includes a comprehensive physical assessment to evaluate your pet’s injury/condition as well as any compensatory issues that may be occurring. The information gathered during our initial consultation is used to create an individualized rehabilitation plan for your pet and set them up for success with their rehabilitation treatments!
Animal physical rehabilitation is the treatment of pets recovering from injury or surgery, preventing injury or surgery, and managing chronic conditions. Physical rehabilitation is an essential component to recovery in the human medical field, and we take the same principles and apply them to the treatment of your pet! Our goal is to help your pet live a happy, pain-free and functional lifestyle.
We believe almost every pet can benefit from rehabilitation! We treat a variety of diagnoses including: pre- and post-operative conditions, both neurologic and orthopedic dysfunctions, muscle strains or spasms, ligament sprains or tears, dysplasias, degenerative myelopathy, arthritis, and tendonopathies. We also see highly active pets and competitive athletes for conditioning and maintenance in order to prevent injury and keep them performing at their best.
While some conditions cannot be “cured”, the goal of rehabilitation is to improve your pet’s quality of life and daily function.
Yes! While our rehabilitation practitioner has worked mostly with dogs, she has also worked with some cats and will be happy to help your feline friends.
We are currently able to travel to homes in Georgetown, Acton, Erin, Rockwood, Milton, Mississauga, and surrounding areas.
If you are not sure if you are in a serviceable location, please contact us!
1. Ensure your pet has seen their veterinarian in the past year, and is up to date on their Rabies vaccine
2. Fill out and submit both the New Patient form & Consent Form
2. Contact your vet (or ask us to!) to request a referral form be filled out and sent to us
3. book your appointment by calling or emailing us!