Evelyn Orenbuch, DVM, CAVCA, CCRT
GVR is led by Dr. Evelyn Orenbuch. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1994 after graduating from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. For over a decade, Evelyn has dedicated herself to veterinary rehabilitation and pain management, prescribing, overseeing and implementing comprehensive treatment plans for dogs, cats, horses, and small animals. She has treated patients ranging from world class performance athletes to senior pets. Dr. Orenbuch takes great satisfaction in working intensively with each client and patient and seeing the patient improve under her care. In addition to physical rehabilitative and fitness medicine, she is experienced in veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, and Chinese herbs.
She earned her rehab certification (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist) from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, studied acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and is certified in veterinary chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She is a past president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, and member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the American Canine Sports Medicine Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, has earned world championship medals in the sport of dragon boat racing, and has volunteered as a veterinarian in Guatemala, Israel, Mexico and Thailand. She shares her life with her husband, Stuart, a professor at Kennesaw State University; Pia, their mixed breed rescue dog; and Chuck, an orange tabby rescue cat.
Lisa Bedenbaugh, PT, CCRP
Lisa is on staff part-time and brings extensive physical therapy experience to GVR. Lisa graduated from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY, USA in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She has had experience in several different areas of physical therapy, including orthopaedics, neurology, home health and acute care. In 2003, she received her CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner) from the University of Tennessee. Since that time, she has divided her practice between human and animal therapy (primarily companion animals). Lisa is also the Georgia state liaison for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Animal Rehabilitation special interest group. She lives near Atlanta with her husband, Scott, and their dogs.
Beth Cochran, DVM
Dr. Cochran graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Since 2003, she has been practicing veterinary emergency medicine. Because of her interest in performance dogs and pain management for pets, Dr. Cochran began training in veterinary rehab medicine, and is working toward completion of the Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation through Northeast Seminars/University of Tennessee as well as certifications in veterinary chiropractic care and acupuncture. Her interests also include animal behavior and competing with her dogs in a variety of activities, including agility, obedience, tracking, conformation and hunting. She shares her home with three Australian shepherds, two German shorthaired pointers, two mixed breed dogs, three cats, two rabbits, as well as foster dogs, and is the director for the SE German shorthaired pointer rescue program. In her spare time enjoys swing dancing.
Christine Horne, DVM, CCRP
Dr. Horne is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and has practiced small animal medicine since 2000. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) and is studying with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) to be certificatied in veterinary acupuncture. She began practicing veterinary rehabilitation because she enjoys helping patients overcome pain issues, and takes great satisfaction in working with small animals recovering from orthopedic surgery. In her spare time, she keeps busy with her two children and her family’s Bernese Mountain Dog.
Rachael Davis, RVT, Rehabilitation Therapist
Rachael has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 2002. She holds an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology, and is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Rachael has finished her coursework in canine rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee/Northeast Seminars, and is working toward full certification. She loves all animals, but is partial to Molly, her own little dog.
Michele Howell, Veterinary Assistant
Michele Howell has been in the field of animal care for close to twenty years, working in veterinary clinic and shelter settings. You will find her all over the clinic at GVR, in the front at reception, and in the back helping out with rehab sessions and veterinary assisting. She has raised her share of animal orphans, ranging from puppies, to kittens, to grey squirrels, flying squirrels, and possums. Her “wildlife passion” includes birds of prey and turtles. Michele also has lots of pocket pet experience, including hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, small birds, medium parrots, large parrots, snakes, and iguanas… to name a few. She currently shares her home with two dogs and three cats.
Jewel Blyden, Reception/Veterinary Assistant
Jewel earned her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Athens Technical College in Athens, GA. At GVR, you will find her at the reception desk and assisting our therapists during exams and rehab sessions. She enjoys the field of veterinary rehab, and takes pride in seeing dogs or cats come in to GVR with mobility or pain issues, and within less than three weeks of being treated, seeing them much improved. In her spare time she plays tennis and works out, and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. She has a cat of her own, and often cares for her sister’s and her Mom’s dogs.
Mindy Tucker, Client Services Representative
Mindy is a recent Auburn University graduate. At Auburn, she majored in Animal Science-Production and Management, minored in Agricultural Business, and worked at Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine. At GVR, you’ll find her at the “front of the house,” greeting clients, patients and answering phones, but don’t be surprised to see her pitching in elsewhere! Mindy enjoys seeing GVR patients improve physically and emotionally, and loves to see the reaction from clients when they see well their animals are after rehab. In her spare time, Mindy enjoys reading, cooking, visiting family, and spending time with her cat.
Carson Barlow, Reception/Assistant
Carson Barlow is a certified medical assistant, and is interested in the field of massage therapy. She looks forward to one day studying massage therapy, and working in the field with (human) infants, as well as small animals. Her favorite things about GVR are meeting clients and seeing their pets progress after treatment. She has also enjoyed working as part of the team that has brought GVR together.
Although she doesn’t have her own dog right now, she is anxious to add a canine companion to her family but is patiently waiting for the right time. In her spare time, she pet sits, and enjoys fishing, playing pool, and sports.
Megan Scheiner, Assistant
Megan, a high school student, provides an invaluable extra set of hands at GVR. With an eye toward studying physical therapy in college, Megan helps out all around the clinic. She enjoys working at GVR because “I'm surrounded by great people who really love what they're doing!” When she’s not at GVR, she plays competitive volleyball and spends time with family, friends, and her miniature poodle.
Rebecca Reynolds, RVT, Client Services Manager/Acting Practice Manager
Rebecca is GVR’s Practice Manager, although on most days, you’re likely to find her pitching in all over the clinic! She is a transplanted Florida native who has a background as diverse as her many talents. She attended UCF in Orlando, FL with a focus on anthropology and linguistics. She moved to Atlanta when an opportunity was presented to enter the corporate world working with an international company.
After a few years, she was given the chance to work in veterinary medicine. A Registered Veterinary Technician with over ten years of experience in the industry, she has exceptional veterinary skills and knowledge. Her interest in Eastern medicine and non-invasive therapies make her a perfect fit with GVR.
When Rebecca is not at GVR, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, reading and refinishing furniture. Rebecca has two wonderfully rambunctious dogs, L’e and Flint.
Alan Cross, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Orenbuch’s business partner is Alan Cross, DVM, DACVS. Dr. Cross is a full-time orthopedic surgeon at Georgia Veterinary Specialists (GVS) in Atlanta and Lawrenceville. He continues to practice solely at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. His areas of interest include arthroscopic surgery, cruciate surgery, and fracture repairs. Dr. Cross and his wife, Stacy Andrew, a veterinary ophthalmologist also at Georgia Veterinary Specialists have two dogs. In his spare time, Dr. Cross enjoys amateur motorsports and can be found racing his Spec Miata on tracks around the southeast.