We are extremely excited to offer our community the latest in canine rehabilitation therapy!
Veterinary Medicine has made phenomenal advancements in the past 10 years. One of the most recent improvements has been in canine rehabilitation.
While animal physical rehabilitation is still an emerging practice in the field of veterinary medicine, it is one that committed pet owners are requesting more and more as an option in their pet’s health. We are here to work with you in providing the best possible all-around care for your patients.
Our office sees a variety of patients in different stages of their recovery. In most cases, it is best if patients see a rehabilitation therapist sooner rather than later to optimize their recovery.
At Pet Fit we believe that rehabilitation therapy is a collaborative effort between the pet, his or her owner, the referring veterinarian, and the rehabilitation practitioner.
We will do our best to make sure everyone stays informed of the pet’s progress throughout the rehabilitation process.
Because we value the relationship we have with our referring veterinarians, our clients are always directed back to you for any condition, diagnostic tests, or illnesses that may arise during the course of treatment, not related to problem we are treating.
We do our treatments as an outpatient basis, but sometimes we do keep them for few hours. For that reason, we do recommend that all patients that you refer to us have all the vaccinations up to date.
In order to evaluate your client’s pet, we ask that they bring any diagnostic tests that have been done before the consultation. These may include radiographs, surgical reports, ultrasound or MRI reports.
This information can be sent to us directly via fax at 1-844-273-2950 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Roxana Caraballo graduated from Purdue University. She had fifteen years in private practice before she become Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Caraballo became interested in Physical Rehabilitation when “Cid”, her German Shepherd started having neurologic problems at the age of 13. She started looking into other options besides medication to help him move better and decrease pain.
She finished her Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Certification in 2012. In order to complete her training, she also attended seminars in Canine Neurological Rehabilitation, The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Patient, and Canine Sports Medicine, as well as doing an internship with a human physical therapist specialized in canine neurology rehabilitation.
Dr. Caraballo is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV), the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA).
We are a rehabilitation and fitness-only clinic, meaning we do not offer primary care services. We send our patients back to their primary veterinarians for medical testing and workups we deem necessary.
We do not take our own radiographs. We rely on you for this service.
We do not fill another veterinarian’s prescriptions, unless requested by them. We may write our own prescriptions however, and politely request primary clinics follow the same conduct. We do not carry NSAIDs, but we do carry joint supplements/joint diets as part of our multimodal pain management program and weight loss diets as part of our weight loss program.
There is no formal referral process. but we appreciate your call, email or notes by fax. Initial appointment with functional evaluation and owner education about the therapeutic plan takes 60-90 minutes. Please have the owner contact us directly to schedule an appointment. We will send you the evaluation report and regular updates on the patients progress over the course of their rehabilitation program. We aim to work with you to provide the best possible care to pets and their owners.