Stephanie Bonner ...
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 rehabilitation 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).
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.
Karli Houston ...
Originally from the United States, I have worked in New Zealand as a small animal veterinarian since 2011. After seeing too many dogs suffering from arthritis and slow recoveries post-surgery, I wanted to broaden my knowledge base to help these patients.
I studied at the University of Tennessee (USA) to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2015. I love working hands on with each individual patient and helping them.
When I am not at work you can find me hanging out with my 2 young kids, running, doing yoga or playing with my dog Mowgli.
I look forward to meeting you and your dog,
Karli Houston (BVSc, CCRP)