Description of Services and How to Use This Site:

(10/1/16 -Update-I am traveling and presenting at clinics and seminars. I am still working on upgrading booklets, technology, and self-directed rehab therapies for you. I will be working on this site AND will get back to you in emails when I am able.  I often do not have internet access during my travels. Thanks! )

Rehabilitation and Conditioning for Animals provides science-based functional rehabilitation, wellness conditioning, and athletic training for all ages of companion animals in collaboration with veterinarians while also engaging community and worldwide participation in programs that benefit the human-pet experience.

I have posted a lot of information on this site, and I have also made tools available for you to see some of the products I use to work on healing and recovery with your pet. In the information toolbar to the right, there is a search option, and there is a collection of the top five posts people read on this site. Use all these resources to help you gain help with your pets recovery.

I recommend that first you take a look at the bar across the top of the site and see the headers, “My Pet Has Been Injured” or “Resources”, etc…Begin by following the info posted on the page that you are taken to when you click on the topic that describes your pets situation. The two main choices are “My Pet Has Been Injured” and “My Pet Just Had Surgery”. These topics are not complete yet on this site, however I have posted info about the most common issues on both of those pages. There is enough to get you started on new or different recovery for your pet.

I also recommend that you use the search box on this page to enter a subject you would like to know more about. I am in the (loooooong) process of editing existing pages and adding much info to the site. Some detailed topic headings are in the menu to the right, however not all topics are represented as of yet, so I recommend searching terms of interest. At the bottom of the menu(s) to the right you will find the top five searched topics if you need some help getting started reading additional information. Some popular topics are hips, knees, back, paralyzed, dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, infection, surgery, etc…you get the idea.

For those of you who do not know me, I began the animal rehabilitation and conditioning department for a veterinary specialty hospital in Austin, TX, in 2004 and developed that for two years. I completed the coursework to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2005.  I later began an independent and mobile rehabilitation practice in January of 2007. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist on the human side of exercise physiology and recovery and have over thirty-five years’ experience in combined animal and human sport science, exercise physiology, program design, and nutrition.  I have trained myself and others for competition as well as worked with individuals having debilitating and systemic illness to gain improved functiona and quality of life.

I work with animals that have either had surgery or have not, old and young animals that could benefit from quality-of-life improvements, and animals that need basic or advanced rehabilitation and conditioning. I design programs for animals that are competitive and need sport training and injury prevention. Is your pet overweight or obese? I will help guide you through the process of helping your pet lose fat and regain health and fitness.

Rehabilitation and Conditioning for Animals mobile practice is subject to guidelines overseen by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.  While I do not require a referral from a regular veterinarian or veterinary specialist in order to begin rehab treatments or training and conditioning of an animal, I do require that your pet has been recently seen by a veterinarian with whom I may communicate regarding the issues I will be addressing.  I often  redirect clients to be in communication with their regular vet to obtain  medications, further diagnostics, and other collaborative treatment measures, and I am able to provide reports of my evaluations for your veterinarian. Your pet does need to be seen by her/his veterinarian if they have a new medical issue and/or a medical issue that has not yet been investigated or diagnosed. Thanks-

Pre-surgery or Instead of Surgery conditioning and strengthening, esp. hips, elbows, knees
Post-surgery rehabilitation (amputations, back & neck, carpus, elbows, fractures, hips, hocks, shoulders, stifles,  swelling, wound healing)

*mobile practice

*online and phone consults for vets and clients

*non-surgical options for ortho & neuro conditions


Rehabilitation and Conditioning for Animals
Deborah Carroll
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Member: American College of Sports Medicine, Capitol Area Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, National Strength and Conditioning Association