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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
If you’re looking for something fun to do with your pup this winter consider doing a winter class session. We are offering 12-week fitness for all Monday 1-2pm, Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm, Friday 7:30-8:30pm and Saturday 9-10am. Classes are set to start January so let us know if you’re interested!
photo credit: Erika Anderson
Frustrated with the icy winter weather? We rent our facility for $20/ hour (including tax). Let us know if you’re interested in renting our space for some warm winter training! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We had our television debut on Regional Contact! Carrie talks with Regional Contact about being a Physiotherapist, Animal Rehabilitation and the Kemptville Canine Centre! Thank you to everyone who came out to help make this happen!