Dedicated to improving the lives of pets in the Regina area and beyond.
In 2012, Dr. Hudye started the first veterinary physical rehabilitation center in Regina, SK. Knowing that there was a specific need for this type of facility in the city, but unsure of how much or how quickly the demand for such specialized services would grow, she started out with an assistant in the basement of Lakewood Animal Hospital in northwest Regina.
This gave her enough space to allow patients to walk around freely and make use of specialized equipment in order for her to observe their movements, with extra room to grow into additional areas of the basement if needed. As word of her numerous early success stories spread through Regina’s tight-knit community of dog owners, so too did the client base. In addition to word of mouth, she began to see more referrals through the support of other veterinarians at Lakewood Animal Hospital as well as a number of other veterinary practices in the surrounding area.
In five short years, the rehab department grew to include an additional area for the underwater treadmill, a private exam room, and an additional room in a quieter area of the basement for massage and acupuncture treatments. When Dr. Hudye’s original assistant left to attend veterinary school, she began working with Justine, a veterinary technologist who has since worked her way toward a specialized designation in rehabilitation therapy, and later went on to hire an additional assistant Cori and Lisa and Cherise as receptionists. To better serve the patients, Cori has worked towards her certification in both therapeutic and sports canine massage.
In 2017, Dr. Hudye realized that their department was in need of more space than the basement of Lakewood Animal Hospital could provide, and made the decision to start her own practice solely dedicated to physical rehabilitation for companion animals. And so Veterinary Mobility Center opened its doors for the first time in the summer of 2018, allowing her the opportunity to expand even further and continue to improve the lives of pets in the Regina area.