Dr. Tara Hudye was raised on a farm near Kamsack Saskatchewan until attending The University of Regina in 1996. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in 2000 and graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Throughout her veterinary career she developed an interest in musculoskeletal ailments, in particular the aging pet family member. On a search for opportunities to offer additional therapeutics, she obtained her certification of canine rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee in 2012. Focusing on this specialty has led to numerous rewarding experiences such as lecturing at the Saskatchewan Vet Tech Conference (2012), teaching internship site for Canine Rehabilitation Institute CRI and Univ. of Tennessee CCRP, participating in the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race as a volunteer veterinarian (2018), and co-ordinating canine fitness classes and sport seminars. Most importantly, it has allowed her to add quality of life to many patients in new ways she never thought previously possible, such as fitting dogs with prosthetic limbs, rehabilitating intervertebral disc disease dogs to walk and function, and ordering carts for paraplegic dogs so they can explore their world once again. Every case she sees is so unique and she loves the opportunity to work with the owners to achieve a common goal – increase function and quality of life for their beloved family member.
BSC Kin, MPT
Kristen Moore went to school at the University of Saskatchewan from 2007-2013. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology as well as a Master’s of Physical Therapy. After graduating from physical therapy Kristen completed her Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canadian Physical Therapy Association. At Veterinary Mobility Center, Kristen is a canine rehabilitation practitioner. This involves assessment, as well as delivery of rehabilitation programs, which include manual therapy, exercise prescription, and modalities. Kristen takes the same principles of treatment that she uses in her human physical therapy practice and applies them to a canine population. Kristen’s favourite part of the job is when she gets to see a dog who came into an appointment in pain leave with a wagging tail. She thinks it is very rewarding to see a dog who is suffering start to enjoy the simple things in life again, like going around the block for a walk. Those are the things that Kristen thinks really make a difference in the quality of life for a dog. Kristen’s family all lives in Regina and White City. She has one dog, a border terrier mix named Indi. Indi is a rescue from New Hope Dog Rescue in Saskatoon and is great little adventurer. Indi accompanies Kristen on many canoeing, hiking, and rock climbing trips. Kristen also continues to work part-time as a physical therapist with humans in a private practice clinic in Regina.
Justine grew in up Alberta, going to school at Lakeland Collage in Vermillion Alberta for her Animal Health Technology diploma. After exploring rehabilitation she decided to expand her knowledge and completed her CCRVN (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse) through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida. Here at Veterinary Mobility Center, Justine is always busy with different tasks. Justine educates clients on how to continue their mobility care at home through exercising, massaging, and stretching. She works hard to ensure clients understand the rehabilitation treatments and that they are involved in the healing process. Justine also assists with Orthopets Canadian Prairies, casting clients for custom orthotics, and working with them to ensure patients are using their braces to their full capabilities. She also helps with Regenerative Medicine, collecting and processing the samples for Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell procedure. The list goes on and on for all the hard work Justine puts into the clinic! Justine enjoys seeing improvements and getting the updates that a furry friend is starting to do things that used to be able to do (like wagging their tails, or getting on the couch for cuddles). She also enjoys getting to know her clients and her patients, and following through with their progress. Justine and her fiancée own an acreage about an hour out of Regina. Her family breads Standard Poodles and currently have 7 standard poodles and 1 miniature.
Cherise grew up in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. She is currently enrolled in the Animal Health Technology Program through Thompson River University in Kamloops BC. Cherise’s future goal is to complete her technologist training and continue to become certified in Canine Rehabilitation. Cherise has many roles here at Veterinary Mobility Center; she is our Clinic Manager, she helps assist with therapies (such as laser, underwater treadmill sessions, and exercises), and she is a student on the side! Cherise enjoys working closely with the animals and forming relationships with our clients. She is interested in learning how the body functions and seeing the progression of each individual case. At home, Cherise lives with her wonderful husband, Logan, along with their 2 dogs (Destro and Hobbes) and 3 cats (Pancakes, Battle cat, and Token). She loves to be active, especially while playing soccer and frisbee. She also enjoys music, camping, and road trips.
Tanya was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She has lived in Prince Albert, Weyburn, and Regina. Tanya has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology and then proceeded to the Veterinary Technology program at SIAST in Saskatoon. Here at Veterinary Mobility Center Tanya is one of our rehab assistants. Tanya assists Dr. Hudye and Justine with treatments on patients (such as laser, ultrasound, and underwater treadmill). As a technologist, Tanya also refills prescription medications, preforms sample collections, and assists with sedation and procedures such as X-rays and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). If Tanya is not busy with helping in the back, you will find her at front reception helping with the flow of the clinic. Tanya really enjoys the interactions she has with the client and their pets. She thinks it is amazing to see them come back feeling better and watch their progress as time moves on; Tanya believes it is very rewarding work! At home, Tanya and her partner Curtis have 3 cats and 1 dog. Animals have been with her for her entire life and she cannot imagine not having a pet of her own.
Arlee was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon and proceeded to work as a Veterinary Technologist for 35 years! After retirement, Arlee could not stay away from the veterinary field, so she joined the Veterinary Mobility Center team as a kennel assistant and assisting with general maintenance of the clinic. Arlee loves working short shifts only 3 days a week and sees this as the perfect job for a retired technologist! Arlee has been married to her husband Aaron for over 30 years. Together they have a 12-year-old cat, who was abandoned as a kitten at the veterinary hospital she was working at.
I grew up on an acreage outside of Saskatoon, near Vanscoy. I had a passion for animals from a young age (especially dogs) and spent my young years horseback riding and in 4h. I wanted to pursue a career in a health care field and the Veterinary Technology seemed like a great fit. I graduated from SaskPolytech in June of 2019 with my Veterinary Technology diploma and became an official RVT when I completed my VTNE in July. I have always been interested in physical rehabilitation and moving to Regina to join the team at VMC gave me the best of both worlds (using my new skills as a tech as well as assisting with all of the wonderful rehab treatments the clinic has to offer). I look forward to exploring a diverse career and the many different areas, opportunities, and people that are devoted to bettering the lives of animals.