We work with you to help your pet.
You may not yet have a diagnosis or answer to WHY IS YOUR PET LAME, SORE and PAINFUL. We offer initial examinations to determine the source of the problem. Once we know the issue we are dealing with, then a proper treatment plan will be established.
Common conditions include arthritis, disc disease (IVDD), limb deformity (born with misshapen legs or missing limbs), patella/kneecap luxation, cruciate ligament injury, hip dysplasia, post surgical patients, femoral head ostectomy (FHO), tripawds, sport performance issues, degenerative myelopathy, spinal spondylosis/ arthritis, ligament hyperextension (carpal hyperextension).... the list continues.
We welcome the opportunity to work with patients who have been referred from other veterinary clinics, as well as clients who have recognized a need for our services without a prior referral.
Schedule an Assessment
Is your pet limping or painful and not know why or what is causing this? Is your dog recovering from spinal or limb surgery? Are you strengthening pre surgery in order to increase their recovery? Are you trying to avoid surgery and focusing on stamina and return of strength? WE CAN HELP.
We do not require a veterinary referral for an assessment. Let us figure what is wrong and what options are available for them.
During the initial assessment, Dr. Hudye and her team will employ a variety of techniques and specialized diagnostic tools to examine your pet’s structure, gait, and any compensation mechanisms present. An in-depth neurological, joint, and muscle examination will help us determine an appropriate treatment plan for your pet.
Treatment focuses on increased healing, improved movement and pain control. A multi-modal approach is used for every case. Medications, acupuncture, joint injections, prescribed exercise, manual rehab therapy, hydrotherapy, weight loss and joint supplements are just a few of the many options we have available. We will find what is best suited for you!
Keep in Touch!
We love hearing updates from pet owners! Whether your pet is currently a patient working through a treatment plan, is a past patient with a need for reassessment, or you just want to say hello, every patient we work with begins to feel like a member of our own extended family due to the in-depth and highly individualized care they typically require. The relationships we build with pets and their owners are as special to us as they are to you!
Personalized Therapeutic Exercise Program
The old saying 'move it or lose it' is true in the fact that the body needs to move in order to function properly. However, simply running your dog or throwing the ball is not ideal for your pet undergoing rehab and may in fact worsen the condition. At the Veterinary Mobility Center, our trained therapists will design, implement and follow through with a specific exercise program targeted to increase range of motion, flexibility, endurance, strength and proprioception (body awareness). Exercise can increase your dogs recovery rate, increase functional independence and will keep working and sport dogs at their peak performance level.
Prosthetic & Orthotics/Orthopets
Custom fit braces are a successful option for joint instability, ligament injury and partial limb amputations. As a V-OP provider (Veterinary Orthotic and Prosthetic Provider), we are experienced and knowledgeable to know if your pet is a candidate for a custom device. As an affiliate clinic, OrthoPets Canadian Prairies, we will work with you throughout the entire process and get your pet walking and running again!
Hydrotherapy- Underwater Treadmill
Acupuncture is derived from the ancient Chinese technique that utilizes the insertion of sterile needles in specific points in the body that stimulates the nervous system and decreases pain. Acupuncture points are rich with nerves and blood vessels. When the needle stimulates the nerves at the acupuncture point, chemical substances are released which aid in repairing damaged tissue. Blood circulation is improved and the release of pain relieving hormone, seratonin, greatly decreases the pain in your pet.
Pulsed Electrical Magnetic (PEMF) Therapy
PEMF utilizes bursts of low level electromagnetic radiation to decrease pain caused from injury and heal damaged tissue, muscle and bone. Using specialized equipment, your pet can be managed with PEMF therapy both at the clinic and at home.
Sports Assessment and Conditioning
Much like humans, animals involved in sport activities can benefit from personalized conditioning programs to help them perform at their best. Your animal will be assessed and based on their activity or sport, discuss the rehabilitation program to help functionality and prevent injury. Our ultimate goal is to help your pet play their sport for as long as possible, to their best potential and prevent injury through specific exercise strengthening, warm up and cool down programming.
Ultrasound waves are produced by synthetic crystals that vibrate at a particular frequency which can, then, penetrate the skin. We use a therapeutic ultrasound as part of our rehab service. This helps to reduce pain and inflammation, increase circulation and increase mobility of soft tissues; increasing the chances of healing. Ultrasound therapy can help with a variety of injuries, including:
Weight Loss Programs
It is shown that overweight animals are more prone to certain injuries and can have shortened life spans. The single most important factor for decreasing arthritic pain is weight control. A joint that is supporting extra body weight will undergo unnecessary and additional pressure which will expediate degenerative changes. Additionally, fat creates pro-inflammatory chemical changes that can lead to even more degeneration of joints!