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Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Small Animal Rehabilitation Service

The UGA Small Animal Rehabilitation Service is a new section provided by the VTH and is dedicated to using physical rehabilitation to improve the quality of life of our patients. To make an appointment with this service, a referral from your veterinarian is required. Learn more about our appointment process

What to expect: A client’s first visit will be a consult with our Certified Rehab Practitioner, Jodi Seidel. After reviewing the pet’s history, Jodi will do a thorough exam to get baseline measurements on range of motion, balance, gait, muscle mass, etc. Then, she will discuss patient goals and develop a personalized rehab plan for your pet. This will include recommendations for both in-house rehabilitation and at-home exercises. Once a plan has been created, the treatment can begin.

Possible treatment options include (but are not limited to):

  • Underwater treadmill therapy
  • Low level laser therapy
  • Balance and therapeutic exercises
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

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