WHAT IS CPD ?
CPD stands for CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
This is a prerequisite throughout the world. The amount of CPD required is dependent on the association and country you live in. Please inquire directly with your association. If you would like to get CPD points for the webinars on this platform, please send us an email with your association's contact details, and we will do our best to get these recognized and registered in your country.
MEET THE TEAM
In 2016 the idea of Webinar was founded when Dr Matt Brunke and I decided to teach South African rehab therapists the skills of kinesiotaping. I had lectured a webinar to some Australian vet nurses a few years before and thought this must be something I could organise. As veterinary rehab therapists, we are governed by our time and spend most of the day treating patients; we then need to divide all other important duties, including learning, into the rest of the hours available. With the help of rehab specialists all over the world, Webinar gives you the learning, inspiration and knowledge you need to stay up to date in the growing field of veterinary rehabilitation, from the comfort of your practice or home.
DR MEGAN KELLY
FOUNDER OF ONLINEPETHEALTH.COM
BVSc Dipvet CCRP, Member of the Board of the IAVRPT (International association of veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy)
I am a vet and a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner. I have been in the field of veterinary rehabilitation for the last 13 years and a vet for 18 years. I have run my own veterinary rehabilitation practice in South Africa and I am actively involved in education and training in the field, lecturing nationally and internationally.
I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my husband, two beautiful girls and my two fur children. I developed Webinar because of my passion for sharing knowledge, helping people and my desire to see the growth and success of our field, veterinary rehabilitation.
DR DAVID LEVINE
PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, Cert. DN
Dr. Levine is a professor and holds the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling.
Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in animal physical rehabilitation since 1993 and is co-director of the University of Tennessee's certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books, including Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to holding his university position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 75 publications and $800,000 in grants. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.
DPT, MSPT, Diplomat ABPTS, CCRP
Dr. Debbie Gross has been involved in the field of canine physical rehabilitation and conditioning for over twenty years. She began her career in human sports medicine and quickly made the transition to canine physical rehabilitation and sports medicine. She began with a BS at Boston University, an advanced MS from Quinnipiac College, and a doctorate at the University of Tennessee. She is also a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner, and is one of the founding persons involved in the University of Tennessee's Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Program. She continues to play an integral role in the continued growth and advancement of the program. In addition, she believes that each day should be a learning experience and continuously seeks educational opportunities in the classroom and in real life experiences!
Dr. Gross has taught throughout the world on many topics and is widely published on the topic of canine physical rehabilitation, laser therapy in a rehabilitation setting, and canine performance.
DR CAROLINE ADRIAN
PT, PhD, CCRP
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Carrie received her BS in Biology in 1994 from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from North Georgia College in 1999. She received her PhD in Canine Biomechanics, the first degree of its kind in the country, from Colorado State University, with a research focus related to motor control and the canine stifle. She was among the first to be certified as a canine rehabilitation practitioner from the University of Tennessee and served as faculty member in the certificate program until 2004. Carrie has participated in a number of continuing education seminars on animal rehabilitation, both as a participant and lecturer since 1998, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of veterinary rehabilitation. She is a contributor to several textbooks including Animal Physiotherapy, Canine Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy, Veterinary Clinics of North America and The Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. She is the past vice president for the animal special interest group within the American Physical Therapy Association. Carrie is the director of rehabilitation services for VCA Animal Hospitals and directs the physical therapy department at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado in Loveland, Colorado.
Next to her job, Carrie’s family is her passion and she loves spending time with her husband, two sons and five fur children (three dogs, two horses). You can also find her on the tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, camping or travelling.
DR MATT BRUNKE
DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA
Dr. Matt Brunke was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attained his BS in Animal Science from Cornell University. After attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, he did his clinical rotations at Purdue University and began practicing in upstate NY in 2004. He was the first veterinarian in the capital district to be certified in canine rehab (CCRP, through the University of Tennessee) and oversaw a rehab practice from 2007 to 2012. He is also certified in pain management and acupuncture. Dr. Brunke believes in a big picture and practical approach to his patients. He has a special interest in palliative care and canine athletes. He is also working on his credentials for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. When not at work he can be found outside training for triathlons and marathons. He finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2015 and is back in training again. Penny, his two-year old pit bull, is his running buddy and training partner.
DR MARTI DRUM
B.S, DVM, PhD
Dr. Drum has a widely varied background, drawing from her experience with physical rehabilitation in multiple species, including horses, camelids, pigs, sheep, chickens, avian/exotic pets, zoo animals and, of course, dogs and cats. In her role as acting service chief of the physical rehabilitation service, Dr. Drum instructs veterinary students, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in veterinary physical rehabilitation, does clinical rotations and teaches at the University of Tennessee's Certificate Program for Canine Rehabilitation.
DR MONIQUE CROUCH
BVSc, CCRP, GPcert WVA +CPM
Monique qualified as a veterinarian from Onderstepoort, Pretoria in South Africa in 1996. After beginning studies in acupuncture and obtaining her CCRP from the University of Tennessee in 2006, she set up a stand-alone rehabilitation and pain management facility in Cape Town. At present, Monique is working for a group of practices who have recently set up a rehabilitation unit in Adelaide, Australia.
DR DAVID DYCUS
DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Dr. Dycus attended Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for his veterinary degree, Auburn University for a small animal rotating internship, and Mississippi State for a combined surgical residency and Masters degree. His research was focused on developing a model to evaluate oxidative stress on the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. He also completed a biomechanical study looking at different knotting techniques to for cruciate rupture. To remain on the cutting edge of research, Dr. Dycus holds an appointment on the research committee of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Along with being a scientific reviewer for multiple journals, he serves on the editorial review board for Veterinary Surgery and numerous other veterinary and human orthopedic journals.
Dr. Dycus has a strong passion for orthopedics and sports medicine. He is particularly interested in helping patients with arthritis along with fracture mechanics and joint problems. He is trained in the use of arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair, regenerative medicine, as well as a number of orthopedic procedures for the treatment of ruptured cruciate ligaments. Dr. Dycus received his stem cell certification in 2010, and he became a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2015.
BS ABD C-Ped
Martin Kaufmann trained in the field of human orthotics and prosthetics, qualifying in 1998 at Century College and completing his pedorthic training in 2004 at Temple University. From 1998, Mr. Kaufmann has worked in the fields of orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics, custom wheel chairs, adaptive technology, and orthosis research and design. Mr. Kaufmann worked at the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Salt Lake City, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies Inc., Winkly Orthopedics, and Colorado Professional Medical, providing orthotic, prosthetic, custom wheel chair seating and pedorthic services in outpatient, inpatient and referral clinical settings. He has extensive training in designing, fabricating, molding, and dispensing orthoses and prostheses. During his career in human orthotics and prosthetics, Kaufmann branched out and started a veterinary orthotic and prosthetic (VOP) manufacturing and consulting company in 2003. Kaufmann has worked exclusively with veterinary patients since 2007 and teaches veterinarians world wide on VOP biomechanics and how VOP solutions can be realized in veterinary practices. His research interests focus on prostheses for animals and dynamic stabilization through orthoses interventions.
DR BEN BLECHA
Ben received his training in orthotics and prosthetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. As a Certified Orthotist-Prosthetist on the human side, his work experience includes a stint at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Greenville. Ben’s personal experience with osteosarcoma bone cancer and amputation feed his drive to help others.
When introduced to Dr. Robert Taylor of Animal Planet’s Emergency Vets show, Ben was asked to consult on a project for a dog name Triumph. Ben learned of the limited options available for animals with limb injuries and deformities, inspiring the founding of Hero braces.
Ben focuses his efforts on helping animals and continues to consult in human orthotics and prosthetics. He has been invited to speak at conferences on both human and animal orthotics and prosthetics, including the annual meeting of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Associations and the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy.
BVSc Dip ACVSMR MRCVS Cert Vet Acup
Lowri graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1992. Her early career was spent in equine practice where she developed her interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and founder and director of the SMART Veterinary Clinics that have a Europe wide client base. She is currently president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine association and has lectured internationally on rehabilitation and sports medicine. She has also contributed widely to numerous publications on rehabilitation and pain management including the recently published Pain Management in Veterinary Species. A fondness for trail running, horse riding and mountain biking coupled with natural clumsiness means that she has plenty of first hand experience regarding the importance of physiotherapy and rehabilitation..
DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA
Dr. Chris Zink is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, the latter which she helped to establish. She consults with clients on canine sports medicine, designing individual rehabilitation and conditioning programs for canine athletes. She teaches canine sports medicine to veterinarians and physical therapists worldwide. Additionally, she is a certified therapist in canine rehabilitation, veterinary spinal manipulation, and veterinary acupuncture.
Dr. Zink was named the 2009 Woman Veterinarian of the Year by the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation. She is author and co-editor of the award-winning text Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, the first veterinary textbook on this topic and of numerous other books on canine sports medicine. As a competitor, she has put over 90 titles on her dogs in agility, obedience, conformation, tracking, hunt tests, barn hunts and rally. Dr. Zink currently competes with her Golden Retriever, “Hobby,” in all these sports. Her Norwich Terrier, “Vespa,” has earned a MACH (Master Agility Champion) title as well as titles in obedience and rally. Her young Norwich, Helix, travels with her as her demo dog.
DR DEIRDRE CHIARAMONTE
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, CCRT, CVA
Owner: NYC Mobile Vet
Deirdre Chiaramonte is a graduate of the class of 1986 then received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts in 1997 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center from 1997-1998. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2004 after completing a small animal internal medicine residency at The Animal Medical Center. She was a staff Internist and the Director of the Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation and Fitness Unit until 2012. She is the owner / operator of NYC Mobile Vet, a boutique house call practice in NYC.
Dr. Chiaramonte is certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Current interests are in the fields of canine rehabilitation, obesity and geriatrics. She is a member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation Grants Committee, Delta Society Advisory Board, and a past president of The New York City Veterinary Medical Association. She is the Director of Clinical Studies at Assisi Animal Health. She has lectured at CVC Baltimore, CVC Kansas City, CVC San Diego, ACVC Atlantic City, Veterinary Professional Quest, WVC Las Vegas, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, University of Tennessee/Northeast Seminars and International Veterinary Seminars, VetVine, and several state veterinary medical associations.
DR KENNETH JOUBERT
BVSc (UP), MMedVet (Anaes), Specialist Anaesthetist
Kenneth graduated with a BVSc from The University of Pretoria in 1995. After graduating he joined small animal practice in Johannesburg for 2 years before returning to the University of Pretoria. In 2000 he obtained a MMedVet (Anaes) and held the position of senior lecturer in anaesthesiology at the university. In 2004 he left the university to re-join private practice before starting his own referral practice in anaesthesiology, pain management and critical care. Kenneth has publish 37 scientific publications, delivered 80 scientific presentations, delivered 142 continuing education talks, done 14 multimedia presentations, published 39 non-scientific articles, presented 7 course, written one book chapter and attended 66 congress of continuing education. Kenneth currently holds an extra-ordinary lecturing post in Pharmacology in the department of Paraclinical Sciences at the University of Pretoria and runs a private practice dedicated to anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care. He has regularly examined students in pharmacology, anaesthesiology and clinical studies. Kenneth has and is currently involved in the supervision of 4 students.
Kenneth has a keen interest in total intravenous anaesthesia, intensive care, ventilation and cardiology. His research interests included non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, anaesthetic depth monitoring and total intra-venous anaesthesia.
KRISTEN L. HAGLER
BS RVT VTS (Physical Rehabilitation) CCRP CVPP OACM CBW
Kristen is a California Registered Veterinary Technician since 2002 and Certified Canine Physical Rehabilitation since 2005. She is the current President of the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians recognized by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and holds a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Physical Rehabilitation since early 2017. Kristen has additional recognition as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management and further training in canine massage and osteoarthritis case management. Kristen is a technician associate member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians and has special interests in orthotics, geriatrics, sporting, performance and service dogs and multidisciplinary pain management.
DR SHERMAN CANAPP JR.
DVM, MS, CCRT, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Sherman Canapp, a Maryland native, performed his undergraduate work at University of Maryland Baltimore County and Towson University. He performed graduate studies in biochemistry at Johns Hopkins University, where he gained experience in surgical and pharmaceutical research. Dr. Canapp completed a combined DVM and Masters of Clinical Science in Surgery at Kansas State University in 1999. Upon graduation, Dr. Canapp completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, followed by a three-year residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida. In 2004, Dr. Canapp became a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2005, Dr. Canapp completed his certification in Canine Rehabilitation. Dr. Canapp has the extreme honor to be named a charter Diplomate in the newly recognized American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) where he is Past President of the college.
DR DEBRA A. CANAPP
DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Debra Canapp began her journey in sports medicine and rehabilitation with her certification in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Loxahatchee, Florida in 2005. She has since continued an exclusive career working in small animal sports and rehabilitation medicine. In order to expand the rehabilitative services offered to VOSM's patients, Dr. Canapp became certified in the art of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2006. In 2007 she further enhanced VOSM’s rehabilitative portfolio when she received her certification in stem cell therapy, a practice that has shown promise in returning our injured canine companions and athletes to their prior function. In 2010-2011, Dr. Canapp pursued studies and advanced training in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and is currently utilizing this tool, as a leader in the small animal field, diagnostically and therapeutically through ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine injections. In 2012, Dr. Canapp obtained the next level of expertise in her field by becoming board certified in the new American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
DR MARINETTE TEELING
BSc Physiotherapy, MSAnimST (Animal Physiotherapy), Cert CN
Dr Teeling completed her human physiotherapy degree at Stellenbosch University after which she completed her MS degree in animal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Australia. Since then she has been running a busy animal practise in Cape Town. She served on the APGSA committee for a few years and managed the Education portfolio. She loves lecturing which explains her enthusiasm when asked to serve at Equine-librium. Marinette loves her 4 golden retrievers and irish setter and is very involved in showing, agility and field trials with them. Her role at Equine-librium includes supervising a high standard of therapy, theoretical and practical. In her words: “we want to qualify veterinary therapists with a superb understanding of the animals they treat and a sound set of practical treatment skills, to ensure the professions name is held high and to show the true benefit of therapy in the animal field
DR SARAH CHANNON
BSc, PhD, MSc (Vet Ed), FHEA
Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy, specializing in musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics. She holds a BSc in equine science, whilst her PhD focused on the comparative anatomy and locomotor biomechanics of the racing greyhound, with specific reference to acceleration ability. She holds a MSc in Veterinary Education, and currently splits her time teaching undergraduate Veterinary Medicine students, and undertaking research in anatomy, biomechanics, and pedagogy.
DR HELEN NICHOLSON
BPhty, MAnSt (Animal Physiotherapy), PhD (Small Animal Physiotherapy)
Dr Helen Nicholson graduated as a physiotherapist in 1996. As a student, Helen's local vet had helped her keep her rickety old Labrador going by describing the dog's latest problem and asking Helen what she'd do if the patient was a person. After pointing out the relevant anatomy and checking the techniques looked safe, the vet would send Helen and her old dog on their way - and thus a passion was born! Fast forward more than 20 years and Helen now has a Masters degree in animal physiotherapy and a PhD in small animal physiotherapy, during which she looked at the application of gold standard human physiotherapy techniques to dogs and cats in the veterinary ICU. Some of the patients included in her PhD had neurological conditions including FCE.
Helen, more commonly known around here as Aunty Helen, prides herself on not being normal she has three
physiotherapy degrees and thrives on helping children, animals and everyone else in their families, too! Having been a physiotherapist for nearly half her life, Helen knows the true value of a multidisciplinary therapy team. At work, Helen juggles her time between treating, teaching and writing. She is a Visiting Professor at Yamazaki Gakuen University in Japan, reviews research papers for international scientific journals, sits on the Board of Directors of the IAVRPT and writes textbooks.
When not at work, Helen juggles her own 4 kids (who unfortunately attend 4 different schools), wonders why her 14 chickens never lay eggs and looks up from her computer disbelievingly while her husband insists she's seen the movie they're watching on TV before!
PT, DPT, CCRP, CCRT
Amie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, licensed in Massachusetts, and dually certified in Canine Rehabilitation. She has advanced training in manual therapy and is a leader in neurological, orthopedic and sports medicine for animals. She has been an invited author, lecturer andcontributor to animal rehabilitation and physical therapy professional organizations, publications, seminars andconferences worldwide.
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Ryan Gallagher completed his undergraduate degree in the wine country of northern California at Sonoma State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with distinction. He completed his veterinary schooling at the University of California, Davis. After veterinary school, Dr. Gallagher went on to complete a one-year rotating medicine/surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Following his internship, Dr. Gallagher completed a three-year residency in Neurology at North Carolina State University, one of the nation’s premier neurology training programs. At NC State, Dr. Gallagher received advanced training in both medical and surgical neurology. Dr. Gallagher’s particular interests are in the treatment of chronic intervertebral disc disease and neuroimaging. Dr. Gallagher originally hails from San Diego County, where he grew up. He is married to Amy Gallagher and father to two boys, Ian and Daegan. The Gallagher family includes dog, Zoe andcat, Nora. His interests include cycling, hiking and winter sports.
CCRP, Rehabilitation Director
Robert J. Porter, CCRP was one of the first people in the world to obtain his Certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee back in 2001. He started his canine rehab career in 1998 and has worked full time in the field since. Robby is well known for his innovative approach to therapeutic exercise using positive reinforcement training. Robby spends most of his time running the rehab department at South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists but also travels often to teach his force-free exercise program to veterinary professionals and canine performance trainers.
When not at work, Robby can be found having adventures with his two young sons and his high energy Border Collies. Robby enjoys disc dog training, sheep herding, canoeing, videography, photography and mountain biking. Many of his educational and dynamic videos are seen all over veterinary social media.
MARY ELLEN GOLDBERG
BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA, CVPP, VTS-lab Animal Medicine (Research Anesthesia),
VTS-Physical Rehabilitation (OC)
Mary Ellen Goldberg is a graduate of Harcum College and the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. She worked at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Division of Animal Resources and for Research Scientists advising on their choices for anesthesia and pain management on their protocols. She was a member of VCU’s IACUC for 10 years. She has been the instructor of Anesthesia and Pain Management at VetMedTeam, LLC since 2003. She has been the Executive Secretary for the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) since 2008. She is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner through IVAPM. Mary Ellen is also a Surgical Research Anesthetist certified through the Academy of Surgical Research. She is on the Organizing Committee for APRVT (Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians). She is Exam Chair for the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses (APRVT). Currently, she is a staff member at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. (CCRA). Mary Ellen has written several books, and contributed to numerous chapters regarding anesthesia, pain management and rehabilitation. She speaks at national meetings on these topics and gives private CE to organizational groups. She has worked in various aspects of veterinary medicine from small animal and equine to mixed practice, coccidiosis research for a pharmaceutical company, zoo animal medicine and laboratory animal medicine since 1976.
RVT, CCRP, VTS (PHYSICAL REHABILITATION - OC), OCMC, CAPMC
Jenn Panko owns and manages The SPAW, a Pet Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, and Fitness Centre in Aldergrove, British Columbia in partnership with The Aldergrove Animal Hospital. She is a Registered Veterinary Technologist (Seneca College, Ontario 2005) where she was the recipient of The Veterinary Technology Recognition and Appreciation Award for dedication to and excellence in animal care. She completed The University of Tennessee Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Program in 2006. In 2012 she completed the University of Tennessee Certified Osteoarthritis Case Management Program and was the recipient of The Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians Award of Merit for enhancing the image of the veterinary technology profession and a long standing history of community service for her volunteer work teaching therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with diverse physical and intellectual abilities. In 2014 she completed the University of Tennessee Companion Animal Pain Management Certificate Program. Her clinical experience includes a variety of work in private, referral, and academic companion animal practice, mobile, academic, racetrack, and surgical equine practice, and wildlife rehabilitation. Jenn has a wide variety of experience in orthopedic, neurologic, weight loss, and conditioning rehabilitation. She developed her tool box of rehabilitation skills at The Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital and Referral Group, coordinating CARE, The Companion Animal Rehabilitation Experts, Rehabilitation Service. She also managed The Neurology and MRI Service where she developed her technical and anaesthesia skills. Prior to her relocation to British Columbia she was part of the team at The Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre, as a Primary Healthcare Technician and Coordinator of The Fitness and Rehabilitation Service at The Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She is a Founding Board Member and Organizing Committee Member for The Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians www.aprvt.com They have created a NAVTA Recognized Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Veterinary Physical Rehabilitation and hope to have their first examination in 2018. She is pleased be the co-coordinator of “S.W.I.M. Cats Coast to Coast” (Safe Weight-Loss and Improved Mobility) a Canadian feline weight loss and improved mobility initiative providing physical rehabilitation and weight loss programs under veterinary supervision. She also provides rehabilitation lectures and workshops at conferences and veterinary meetings and provides technical support for laboratory sessions at Douglas College.
CCRP, Dip HSA, RCH, IAVRPT
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Diploma in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
Registered Canine Hydrotherapist
Member of the International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
Angela opened Greyfriars Animal Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Centre in 2001, and has developed a full range of treatments including inpatient care, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy in the pool and water treadmill, and functional rehabilitation. Angela qualified as a CCRP having completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner course at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.
Angela has developed a team of superb care professionals and lecturers at Greyfriars. She regularly gives lectures herself, in the UK and overseas, and has appeared on television and radio programs.
Angela was determined to provide first class care for patients and in 2006 opened the inpatient unit which provides 24-hour intensive rehabilitation care, specialising in spinal injury and trauma cases. In 2012 Angela achieved her goal of Greyfriars becoming a registered veterinary centre so that inpatients requiring a higher level of veterinary care and pain management could be accommodated.
Greyfriars has always welcomed veterinary professionals and hydrotherapists wishing to develop their skills. Angela believes that training should be academically challenging, hands-on and exciting – so that all students can feel a real sense of achievement on completion of their studies and leave Greyfriars understanding its high standards of ethics, professionalism and care. Greyfriars is now an accredited international centre for hydrotherapy training with world-class training facilities. The Certificate and Diploma hydrotherapy courses have RACE approval in the UK and overseas.
Angela has four rescue dogs – Buffy golden retriever, Poppy mini GSD, Dinky elderly whippet x and Honey the greyhound. As well as spending time with her family and dogs she enjoys travel, photography, skiing, dog sledding and good food and wine.