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Pet Fit Animal Rehabilitation

Welcome

Welcome to Pet Fit

Pet Fit is an Animal Rehabilitation Practice specializing in the musculoskeletal care of pets.

Pets with sudden injuries or long-term degenerative conditions that affect joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves, can benefit from Physical Rehabilitation.

What is Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal Physical Rehabilitation adapts different manual techniques and modalities used by Physical therapists in human patients and applies the same techniques to animals. It can promote a more rapidly recovery from neurological or orthopedic disorders and surgery, helping to avoid complications associated with prolonged rest.

What are the Benefits of Rehabilitation?

  • Reduce pain
  • Promote healing
  • Restore and maintain movement
  • Build muscle mass
  • Increase cardiovascular fitness
  • Combat obesity
  • Improve physical condition in sporting and working dogs
  • Assist with selection of carts and braces

Taking your pet’s care to the next level!

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Neurologic Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine and Fitness

Weight Loss Program

1-901-405-5385 staff@petfitrehab.com

Our therapies begin with understanding the personality of each animal, and cultivating relationships that enable us to customize plans based on the individual animal’s likes and dislikes.

dsc_4336Dr. Roxana Caraballo, DVM,

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

 

Dr. Caraballo grew up in Uruguay, South America. While in College in her native country, she worked at a Research Institute in the areas of Pathology and Nutrition.

She moved to this country to pursue her dream of obtaining the best education possible to heal and help injured animals.

Dr. Caraballo attended Purdue University and worked for 15 years as a family veterinarian before she became involved in rehabilitation.

When her old german shepherd “Cid” started having neurologic problems, Dr. Caraballo started looking for other ways to help him besides just medication. She decided to pursue her Certification in Animal Rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI). In order to complete her training, she also attended Seminars on Canine Neurologic Rehabilitation, The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Patient and Canine Sports Medicine.

Dr. Caraballo brings tremendous hands-on knowledge to her clients, as well as compassion and confidence to her patients.

In addition to practice veterinary medicine, she enjoys photography and spending time with her husband, her son and two dogs.

Dr. Caraballo is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV), the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), and Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association.

Emley Parish

Veterinary Assistant

Emley Parish grew up in the Greater Memphis area. She has been working in the veterinary field for more than 5 years in various roles in both Mississippi and Tennessee.

She has always held a love for all animals, but her passion has been in helping geriatrics.

She first became interested in the veterinary field after volunteering at a mixed animal practice and later developed a love for Animal Rehabilitation after coming to Pet Fit.

She focuses on giving compassion to our patients as well as educating clients on the best ways to care for their pets. Her favorite aspect of working in canine rehabilitation is not only the quality of life it brings to patients, but the satisfaction and ease it brings to the owners.

She is currently pursuing a degree as a licensed veterinary medical technician and hopes to one day specialize in Rehabilitation and Nutrition, two areas that she has come to love.

She enjoys spending her free time with her three dogs, son, and husband.

Mary Ramirez

Receptionist

Mary was born and raised in the Finger Lakes and Adirondack Mountain regions of upstate New York. As one of 6 siblings, there was at least one family pet and more often, several.  In addition to caring for dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, Mary kept a tropical fish aquarium since the age of 10 and learned Western horseback riding in her early teens.

Upon graduation from high school, Mary attended the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy and was hired by Geneva, NY as that city’s first female Police Officer where she worked road patrol for 20 years. After retirement, she moved to SW Florida and went to work as manager of an accredited animal hospital in Fort Myers. In 2012, she and her husband moved to Houston, TX.

While in Houston, Mary started her own pet sitting business specializing in the care and comfort of senior and special needs dogs, which she continues today at her own home here in Memphis.

She came to Pet Fit in June of 2017. Mary says “I love seeing the excitement of the dogs arriving for their therapy and the transformations I have seen are both amazing and wonderful”.

Kristen Fontenot

Veterinary Assistant

Kristen was born, raised and is currently living with her wonderful family and pets in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Her previous job in human health care gave her the personal attributes needed to enhance the way she communicates and relates to patients. In her spare time she did work with local animal rescue groups, taking care of many disable pets in need of special care. We met her as a client, bringing one of her rescue dogs, a puppy named Roux. Roux was a challenging case, and after multiple surgeries at UT to correct her front leg deformities and physical rehabilitation, she is now walking normal. Kristen’s positive attitude and loving care was essential for Roux’s recovery. During Roux’s therapy, Kristen became passionate about Rehabilitation and how we can improve the quality of life of our pets.

She is currently pursuing her Certification as a Canine Fitness Trainer at University of Tennessee, with the intention of learning ways to improve fitness and body function in patients of all ages.

She enjoys doing crafting, spending weekends with her husband, and watching her sons grow up and play sports.

Bailey Baugues

Veterinary Assistant

Bailey had a strong  bond and love for animals since she was a small child. Growing up with many pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, and even chickens, made her realize the joy and comfort they bring and the responsibility of taking care of them. The special connection she had with her pets developed her nurturing skills, her empathy for animals, and caring attitude.

Bailey graduated at Dyesburg State Community College with an Associates in Business Management with the highest honors. Her heart was in working with pets when she accepted a job at a doggy daycare. Her care and love for animals showed when she wrapped herself around a small dog to protect him during an argument with a bigger dog. She enjoys working at Pet Fit because of the one-to-one contact with pets and owners and the opportunity to learn new techniques that help change their lives. Bailey is planning to further her education around small animals so she is able to make a difference in the animals she treats.

On her free time, she enjoys painting, arts and crafting, as well as being outdoors. On weekends she spends most of her time with her family and her family dog.

Kelly Henderson

Veterinary Assistant

Since moving to Memphis in 2008, Kelly has focused in volunteering with various organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief and Baptist Reynolds Hospice.

She adopted a kitten from Memphis Pets Alive in 2016 and decided to combine her love of animals with her love of volunteering. she helps MPA with fostering, references and adoption events for MPA Team Cat.

Since joining the Pet Fit team she has added to her love of felines and is now a bonafide dog person.

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