Dr. Frank’s Answer
I am a small animal veterinarian that specializes in Alternative medicine and Have a specialty in Sport medicine/Rehabilitation for dogs and cats. Sport medicine in pets is fairly new and continuously evolving field. The rehab and sport medicine in pets concerned with diagnosing and treating patients with painful and functionally limiting conditions.
A veterinary technician or nurse or a physical therapist can become certified in rehabilitation and sport medicine for pets too! To become a certified canine rehabilitation and fitness therapist and specialize in sport medicine you have to attend classes and finish a certification process from the canine Rehabilitation institute or Tennessee state university.
There is more advance board certification in sport medicine for dogs after that which can be done in 2-4 years. The Job will entails creating and implementing therapy plans for animals to increase their mobility and minimize any pain they may experience as a result of an injury of chronic disease process.
Hopefully this helps
Dr. Frank Akawi
Dr. Frank recommends the following next steps:
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