Veterinary Rehabilitation Services
8 Fancote Street, Kelmscott, Western Australia, 6111, Australia
I am a veterinarian who became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) by completing the internationally recognised Canine Rehabilitation Institute qualification in 2017. I graduated as a veterinarian from Murdoch University in Perth in 2004, and gained membership by examination to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) in Radiology in 2009. In 2013, I purchased Roleystone Animal Hospital with a fellow veterinarian, and am running Veterinary Rehabilitation Services (VRS) from this facility. I established the ANZCVS chapter in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (VSMR) Chapter in 2020, and am currently the chapter President and Science Week Convenor. In 2022, I gained membership by examination to the ANZCVS chapter in VSMR – Canine, representing a further 300-400 hours of self directed study and am the first such qualified veterinarian in Western Australia.
I am passionate about rehabilitation therapies (which are human physiotherapy treatment techniques adapted for use in animals) and how much they can improve our pets’ lives in addition to conventional medical therapy. The skills we learned in our training enables accurate diagnosis and treatment not only for bone and joint diseases, but also muscle, ligament and tendon injuries which are not well taught in vet schools. Rehab is also vital in rectifying neurologic dysfunction and vastly improves the rate and quality of recovery from orthopaedic, neoplastic and neurologic surgeries. Rehab has an enormous range of applications in addition to these, including improving the quality of life of amputees and under-performing athletic / working dogs. If you are not sure if your pet will benefit from rehab, please do not hesitate to contact a member of my team to discuss your pet’s case further. We look forward to meeting you!
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