The two leading veterinary rehabilitation programs in the U.S. (Canine Rehabilitation Institute and NorthEast seminars at the University of Tennessee) require a 40 hour internship/externship at an approved veterinary rehabilitation clinic as part of their certification process.
Veterinary colleges are also beginning to include veterinary rehabilitation in their curriculum, but most students need to go outside of their schools to experience this still new and emerging field of veterinary medicine.
GVR is one of only a handful of approved facilities where veterinarians, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, veterinary students, and veterinary assistants and technicians can fulfill such hands-on training.
GVR regularly hosts interns interested in gaining knowledge about the field of small animal rehabilitation. It is not unusual to see interns observing and learning about rehab at GVR. We love sharing our passion with them and helping to improve the understanding of veterinary rehabilitation throughout the wider veterinary community.
Visit our Job Opportunities page for more information or to apply.
Some of the individuals who have fulfilled their veterinary rehab Internships/Externships at GVR:
- Ronald Koh, DVM, MS, CVA, CVFT, CVCH: Visiting Instructor of Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
- Stacie Atria, DVM, CVA: Lotus Mobile Veterinary Services, FL & the Chi Institute
- Jill Bailey, VMD, CVA, CCRT: GA Veterinary Rehabilitation, Fitness & Pain Management, Marietta, GA
- Liz Jobe, DVM: Advance Animal Care of Colorado
- Meredith Binder, DVM, CVA, CCRT: Ashi Animal Acupuncture & Rehabilitative Medicine, Charlotte, NC
- Jessie Burgess, DVM, CVA: Veterinary Healthcare Associates, Winter Haven, FL
- George Carleton, RVT: NorthLake Veterinary Surgery
- Nonie Eakle, DVM: Affordable Veterinary Services, Columbus, GA
- Erika Elmore, DVM: Heritage Animal Hospital, Hilton Head Island, SC
- Katherine Haldeman, DVM, CCRT: Madison Veterinary Hospital, Madison, AL
- Amanda Hummel, DVM, CCRT: Red Lion Veterinary Hospital in New Castle, DE
- Lisa Mason, DVM, CCRT: FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital, Deland, FL
- Amy McFarlin, DVM, CCRT: Vickery Animal Hospital
- Janet Methvin, DVM, CCRP: Asheville Pet Rehab Mobile Veterinary Service, Asheville, NC
- Charla Moore, DVM, CVA, CCRT: Restoration Vets of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
- Elizabeth Nonnenmacher, DVM: Rehm Animal Clinic, Mobile, AL
- Mark Plott, DVM: Foster Animal Hospital, Concord, NC
- Amy Rapplean, VT, CCRA: Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, FL
- Jennifer Shults, DVM, CCRT: Veterinary Rehabilitation & Pain Management, Cary, NC