Allandale Veterinary Hospital has been offering rehabilitation to companion animals of the surrounding Barrie area for the past 6 years. We are pleased to offer manual therapies, hydrotherapy and laser therapy as adjunct treatment for your pet’s mobility issues, whether they are recovering from orthopedic surgery or are suffering from chronic pain and arthritis.
Our programs are tailored to each of our patients and their individual presenting concern(s). Consults are performed as a means to help diagnose unidentified issues and to ensure patients get the proper treatment of all ailments. Our consults are performed by Dr. Lindsey Rogers, a veterinarian and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, with programs overseen by Natelle, our Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, Vicki, our Veterinary Technician, and Caitlyn, our hydrotherapy assistant. Once assessed, our programs focus on in-clinic and at home treatments that will benefit your pet. If deemed necessary, we can even refer you back to your regular vet for further work up or onward to a referral clinic.
Some modalities we offer include:
- Manual therapy
- Dry rehab: Floor exercises both in clinic and at home programs (instruction provided)
- Laser therapy
- Neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES)
We treat cats too! While our certification is in canine rehabilitation, many of the same treatments and modalities transfer over to our feline friends. Cats respond quite well to laser therapy and it makes an excellent option for pain control in our geriatric patients.
Natelle joined the Allandale Veterinary Hospital in September 2013 as a Registered Veterinary Technician and has enjoyed working in the veterinary profession since 2006. Natelle attended Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and successfully completed her OAVT registration examination in July of 2009. Natelle has been working closely with Dr. Rogers in our rehabilitation department since becoming a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant in 2015. Her calm and friendly personality will help you and your pets feel comfortable at each visit. In her spare time, Natelle enjoys reading, exercising, baking and spending time with her family and her tiny dogs.
Caitlyn joined us in September of 2007. She completed her Hotel and Resort diploma from Georgian College but prefers working with animals. You will find Caitlyn working as an Exam Room Assistant occasionally, but Caitlyn has completed her K9 Hydrotherapy certification and works as a Rehabilitation Assistant alongside Dr. Rogers in our Rehab program. She has two dogs, Daisy and Georgia, as well as her cat Hank. She also has a passion for horses and hopes to one day own a few at her home. In her spare time, Caitlyn enjoys riding horses and spending time with her growing family and friends.
Sam has always had a passion for animals. “Animals have always fascinated me since I was a young child. It mattered very little if they were cute and fuzzy or creepy-crawly. All were interesting to me! Pursuing my passion for animals and medicine, I graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Northern College in 2013. Wanting to further my knowledge and ability to assist our furry companions, I completed the Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation course at Northern College in 2014. Since then, I’ve strived to provide the best care and attention to the cats and dogs of Orangeville. In 2018, I got bit by the “knowledge bug” yet again and went on to attend and become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner at the University of Tennessee. I am truly excited to be joining the Allandale Team and being able to offer this service to the animals and people of Barrie! Some of my passions include: pain management, client education, and helping animals regain their ability to move in as pain free and functional manner as possible!”
Sam currently resides in Beeton with her family and pet Goldfish, Rollie. When not at work Sam’s hobbies include: wood burning, scuba diving, and horticulture.