Highlights of our clinic include:
GVR is the first veterinary rehab center in the southeast, and one of only a few in the country, to house an indoor, heated SwimEx resistance pool. The SwimEx pool represents the gold standard in human physical therapy and sports training facilities, and is the same kind of pool recently installed at the newly redesigned University of Florida Small Animal Hospital. Most resistance pools are powered by individual jets, while the SwimEx uses paddlewheel technology to create a powerful, consistent wall-of-water resistance, which means no “dead” spots in the water. This translates into a more effective, consistent workout for your pet. We can set the current level anywhere from 0-99, depending on the goals of the therapy session. Our pool utilizes a bromine system for sanitizing.
Our underwater treadmill features a non-slip ramp at both ends of the unit for ease of entry/exit, a walk through design (no need for your dog to turn around once he is inside), an outward swinging door to accommodate large breed dogs, and can be run dry. For the dog requiring a more challenging workout, jets in the treadmill can be used while the dog is running or walking to increase resistance. Although some dogs prefer to be in the tank alone for their session, it is standard procedure for a trained GVR staff member to be in the tank with your dog for extra security. Frequently, our rehab therapists perform massage and stretching on dogs in the tank, surrounded by warm water, without the belt running.
Our gym, padded with recycled rubber flooring for sure footing, allows us plenty of room to work with your pet and observe how he moves. This is the area where we perform rehab evaluations, structural analyses, therapeutic exercises such as stretching, cavalettis and physio ball work. A bank of windows allows in natural light to make for a comfortable area for your pet’s session.
Our lobby was designed for you and your pet’s comfort. When entering the clinic, you’ll see our reception desk off to the side. This avoids exposing your pet to an immediate “frontal approach” which can be daunting for some animals. Our seating area was also created with your pet in mind. High, wide seating allows you both to have privacy and plenty of space should your pet prefer not to see nor be near other pets. We also have outlets in the seating area and free Wi-Fi should you require access during your pet’s visit.
Even our exam rooms featuring rubber flooring. Unless your pet is small, we will work with him or her on the floor, on a thick Primo Pad for extra comfort.
Day Boarding Kennels
For patients requiring intensive rehab, we offer you the convenience of day boarding your pet in one of our modern, spacious kennel runs.
Our hydrotherapy room includes a walk in shower for a quick, post-swim rinse if your dog requires it.
We are pleased to offer a selection of assistive devices such as harnesses and no-slip footwear. You’ll also find nutraceuticals as well as treats we like available for purchase.
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