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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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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


 

 

 

 

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SPRING CLASSES  

We are set to release the dates and times of our new classes. We will be offering a 12-week Senior Mobility + Fitness Class as well as 12-week Fitness Classes on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. Email us if you are interested @ kemptvillecanine@gmail.com!

 

photo credit: Erika Anderson


Winter Rental Space

Frustrated with the icy winter weather? We rent our facility for $20/ hour (including tax). So you could have some fun and train in a warm facility! We also have an indoor bathroom! Just wanted to let you know that we have a couple of prime evening rentals open for the winter. Let us know if you want to join the fun!


We're famous!

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!


ANIMAL REHABILITATION

Carrie and Nicole have been busy providing rehabilitation to animals that come from both near and far! Here is a photo of an acupuncture session being used to help a dog recover from a brachial plexus injury after a car trauma! 

Stay tuned for our blog right here to showcase some of our rehab patients and their amazing recoveries!


SENIOR MOBILITY & MASSAGE CLASS

This 6-week session is for senior dogs who may have conditions like arthritis, hip dysplasia, neurological problems, hind end weakness or who are generally just slowing down. Classes will incorporate home exercises for strength and balance as well as massage and stretching techniques for mobility and pain control.