Care at GVR is administered under the guidance of Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Dr. Evelyn Orenbuch, who specializes in veterinary rehabilitative medicine and pain management, and her team of veterinarians and a physical therapist trained in veterinary physical rehabilitation. During an initial evaluation, one of our practitioners will examine your pet, then prescribe and oversee his or her treatment plan. While exercise in the underwater treadmill or pool, for example, might be facilitated by a trained rehabilitation therapist or veterinary assistant, a GVR veterinarian will create your pet’s treatment plan and then modify the program if necessary, given the outcomes that she sees as your pet progresses.
When we examine your pet, rather than focus strictly on the area where the problem might be, our approach is to palpate and manipulate each patient from nose to tail to determine where the body is weak or unbalanced. Oftentimes, where the problem presents itself is just a symptom of an issue elsewhere in the body. For example, lameness in a rear limb could be the result of a back problem.
Our philosophy is that a successful rehab and pain management protocol typically encompasses more than one modality of care. We have found the greatest success in treating patients when we apply a multi-modal approach, such as a combination of veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, and therapeutic exercises. It is our team’s ability to put all of these pieces together, much like a puzzle that enables us to successfully treat so many patients and give back to them quality of life.
Our greatest satisfaction comes from working intensively with our clients and patients, watching them progress in health and recovery under our care, and being an integral part of that process.