We are extremely excited to offer our community the latest in canine rehabilitation therapy!
At Pet Fit, our ultimate goal is to help your patient return to your practice for their continued care. We maintain a keen focus on physical rehabilitation, improve mobility, and multi-modal pain management and do not preform routine and preventative care in any case.
Please consider reaching out to our team when:
- Your patient is suffering pain due to a chronic condition
- Your patient is not responding to pain medication
- Your patient is suffering from arthritis
- Your patient is unable to take pain medication
- Your patient is suffering from a debilitating neurological condition
- Your patient is recovering from orthopedic surgery
- Your geriatric patient has impaired mobility
- Your patient is overweight
- Any other condition that leaves the patient with decreased physical function
We offer multi-modal pain management including acupuncture hydrotherapy, and modalities, we also offer weight loss solutions that complement your diet recommendations with a supervised exercise program.
At Pet Fit we believe that rehabilitative therapy is a collaborative effort between the pet, their owner, the referring veterinarian, and the rehabilitation practitioner.
During the rehabilitation process, we maintain strong communication with everyone involved with the pet’s rehabilitation.
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 the problem we are treating.
We do our treatments on an outpatient basis, but sometimes we keep them for a few hours. For that reason, we recommend that all patients that are referred to us have all 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 1-901-529-7084 or email at email@example.com.
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 program.
There is no formal referral process. but we prefer a call, email or notes by fax (Contact us here). 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. We aim to work with you to provide the best possible care to pets and their owners.