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Our Story


 

 

 

 

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Our Story


 

 

 

 

Our Story


Carrie Smith & Nicole Hawken have a passionate interest in the world of Animal Rehabilitation. They are both Registered Physiotherapists who have undergone specialized training to learn the anatomy and physiology of animals with a strong focus on canines. They use this knowledge combined with their physiotherapy skills and techniques to improve the quality of life of our four-legged friends. Like Physiotherapy, Animal Rehabilitation is an evidence-based practice.

Kemptville Canine Centre is one of the first independent Animal Rehabilitation centres in Canada. We are proud to say that we opened our doors January 1st, 2016 and with over 15 years of experience working in Animal Rehabilitation combined, we are excited what this new adventure will bring! We look forward to providing our community with quality Animal Rehabilitation services for many years to come! 

Kemptville Canine Centre provides Animal Rehabilitation services with patients returning to their referring Veterinarian for general care. We ask that you please bring a referral from your Veterinarian for Animal Rehabilitation. 

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WHO WE ARE


 

 

 

WHO WE ARE


 

 

 


OUR Philosophy

We feel it is important to exceed our client's expectations when it comes to their experience at Kemptville Canine Centre. We want to establish and build connections to make this a go-to hub for all things animal rehab + fitness related.

Sense of Community

We love our community, and feel that it is important for us to be a friendly, familiar face in Kemptville. We love to support other local animal related businesses and events.

Quality Service

This means more one-on-one time between the client and their Therapist, an individualized approach to assessment and treatment, and a relaxed, fun atmosphere. We enjoy what we do, and we want this attitude to rub off on our clients!

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Our Background


 

 

 

 

 

Our Background


 

 

 

 

 

Our Background


Education

Registered Physiotherapists are University educated and hold either a Bachelor or Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Animal Rehabilitation is a post-graduate area of interest that involves written & practical evaluation. In Canada, Physiotherapists can hold a Certificate or Diploma in Animal Rehabilitation.

Unique Point of View

With a Physiotherapy background, our Animal Rehabilitation Therapists have a fundamental understanding of body mechanics which is important in the four-legged world. Being able to accurately assess your animal as a whole helps to guide the treatment plan and achieve a successful return to sport & play!

Collaborations

Animal Rehabilitation Therapists come in different shapes and sizes! We work along side some really great professionals that include: Animal Massage Therapists & Chiropractors, Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technicians that provide an array of services like water therapy, exercise classes and much more!

Complementary Therapy

Animal Rehabilitation Therapists work under the direction and supervision of your referring Veterinarian. This means that we will communicate with your Veterinarian to discuss the best plan of action and work as a team to improve the quality of life of your loved one.

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Our Facility


 

 

Our Facility


 

 

PHOTOS of Our Facility


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What's NEW


 

 

 

 

What's NEW


 

 

 

 

CCL REHAB COLLABORATIONS

This is exciting for us! We have teamed up with Carleton Vet Services and Lanark Vet Services to offer 4 Animal Rehabilitation sessions inclusive with your surgery fee. We work along side you and your pup to make sure that they get the most out of their surgery and return them back to a happy doggie life!

We hope to collaborate with other clinics in the near future.


Fitness CLASSES  

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your pup consider doing one of our fitness classes. We offer 12-week fitness-for-all Monday 1-2pm, Monday 2-3pm, Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm, and Saturday 9-10am. Send us an email for more information or to register.


Rental Space

We rent our facility for $20/ hour (including tax). Let us know if you’re interested in renting our space for small training sessions! Email us at kemptvillecanine@gmail.com