Rehabilitation Service

The Guardian Veterinary Specialists Rehabilitation Service promotes healing and increases strength for pets recovering from injury or surgery so they can return to full function and enjoy an improved quality of life.

We’ve devoted a very large space to our beautiful new Rehabilitation Center. We’re the only facility in the area to have a custom-designed, full-size therapy pool with a ramp for safe and easy access. We’re one of the very few practices that welcome pet owners to attend rehabilitation sessions to observe and learn about their pet’s therapy plan in action.

A veterinarian’s referral with a diagnosis is required to begin treatment. Our Director of Rehabilitation has impressive credentials. She’s trained as a physical therapist for people, as a licensed veterinary technician, and she’s also certified in canine rehabilitation. She evaluates the pet’s condition, develops a customized plan designed to achieve the best results, and oversees its implementation.

Pet owners are given a home exercise program, which includes a video and written instructions, to help ensure the most successful outcome.

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Coordination and balance training
  • Cold laser
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Manual therapies
  • Myofascial release

Depending on the patient’s individual needs, the customized therapy plan may include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Full-size therapy pool
  • Underwater treadmill
  • Home program for pet owners

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Can your pet benefit from rehab? Yes! Our Director of Rehabilitation explains the benefits:  

 

Do pet owners appreciate our rehab program? Yes! A client explains the benefits.