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.
Dr. Lindsey Rogers has been at Allandale Veterinary Hospital since 2011 and has overseen the Rehabilitation Department since 2012. She has completed her training at Canine Rehabilitation Institute receiving her title as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. While she enjoys both sides of her job, she loves the challenges her rehabilitation patients present her and love to see them gain mobility and comfort on a daily basis.
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.
Vicki joined the Allandale Veterinary Hospital in June 2018 as a Veterinary Technician and has enjoyed working in the profession since 1998. Vicki attended Ridgetown College, University of Guelph and has spent the majority of her career working in Emergency Medicine. Vicki is excited to join the Rehabilitation Team at Allandale and work alongside Dr. Rogers and Natelle. In her spare time, Vicki enjoys gardening, camping/hiking, reading, snowboarding and spending time with her family and fur, feather and reptile kids.
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