Why Pet Rehabilitation?
Human medicine discovered long ago that people recover faster from injuries and surgery and have a better quality of life when physical therapy is included in their treatment. Our pets can benefit from this same approach. Conventional wisdom that kept pets inactive through cage confinement or instructions for minimal activity are now being replaced by more beneficial approaches adapted from human physical therapy.
By using a team approach involving the primary family veterinarian, surgeon, physical rehabilitation veterinarian and pet owner, we can achieve far more than just a successful surgical outcome, we can achieve maximum medical recovery and early return to normal function. At Asheville Pet Rehab, we address the unique needs of each pet and owner and customize treatment plans in the comfort of your home.
Benefits of Physical Rehabilitation
Reduced pain and swelling
Improved function and quality of movement
Increased speed of recovery after surgeries and injuries
Increased strength, range of motion, endurance and performance
Improved and prolonged quality of life
Prevention of future injuries
Positive psychological benefits for you and your pet
Janet Methvin DVM, CCRP graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. After practicing general small animal medicine in Northern Virginia for over 25 years, she relocated to Asheville, NC.
She completed the canine physical rehabilitation therapy certification program at the University of Tennessee, the top animal rehab program in the country. She started Asheville Pet Rehab in order to provide personalized physical rehabilitation and pain management for dogs and cats in their own homes.
Dr. Methvin is a member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV), the International Association of Veterinary Pain Management (IVAPM), and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMB).