I still work as a small animal veterinarian and really enjoy helping my little patients feel better. It's rewarding to see them start eating again and get their wag or smile back. I apologise if I don't email you back immediately as I am often at work.
I started working as a canine rehabilitation therapist in Auckland in 2014. The people and pets I have met have been fantastic. I’ve been constantly amazed at not only the dedication of many owners, but what they can do with their dogs! We are constantly thinking of new exercises to target specific muscle groups and actions. We try to create programs that are achievable for our patients and owners. For some dogs this means a gentle lead walk for 10 minutes twice a day with a few sit-stands, while for others it means moving backwards while in a play bow or begging while on a gym ball.
The bond people have with their dogs, what dog’s allow us to do and what they will do for us, continues to impress me most days I’m working in veterinary rehabilitation.
To ensure you don't have to listen to me all the time, I’ve decided to ask my other family members to blog too so it’s not just me doing all the talking. Hopefully they have some interesting and informative things to say. I might edit their work, just in case…