Stephanie Bonner - a bit about me ...
I have been a small animal veterinarian since 2004. I first saw a pet prosthetic while at a conference overseas in 2008. I was amazed at how they were helping our furry patients and have been interested in this area ever since.
In 2014, I completed my post-graduate training and have the qualification of Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) in the U.S. I am a member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV).
In 2014, I returned to Colorado and pursued further training in orthotics and prosthetics for dogs. This is a new and exciting field for New Zealand pets. It’s great to now have options for pets that can’t have surgery. The company I work with overseas have been making orthotics and prosthetics for over 10 years now. They have a wealth of experience to offer and solutions for most problems.
I actively continue my education in this exciting field of veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. This includes completing the Western Acupuncture foundation course with Dr Sam Lindley, sports medicine with Dr Chris Zink and the Australian veterinary conference in 2016 featuring Dr Darryl Millis as a keynote speaker. I was also fortunate enough to visit Fitzpatrick’s referral rehabilitation centre in the UK where they create the TV series - UK Bionic vet and the STAAR symposium in 2017 and 2019.
I look forward to working with you.
(BVSc, CCRT, PGCertSci)
Steph and her dog, Diesel.