Open since January 2011, the Pet Physical Therapy center is the only one of its kind in South San Diego County. Our center offers patients all the state of the art advancements in animal physical therapy and canine rehabilitation services. The center provides a wide diversity of therapeutic services ranging from underwater treadmill therapy, to acupuncture/acupressure. Under the benevolent supervision of a qualified and respected veterinarian these certified therapists will set up an individualized program tailored to suit your pet’s specific needs in order to return them to their optimal health.
Pet Rehabilitation- Lisa Draper, R.V.T., CCRA For over twenty years, Lisa has brought her love for animals into every one of her patients. After spending years as a veterinary surgical technician, the natural progression led her to obtain her CCRA (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant) certification. Having worked in several San Diego veterinary specialty clinics, Lisa understands how critical the recovery process is from surgery, trauma, and debilitative conditions and values the importance of the rehabilitation process. Lisa hopes to enhance the quality of life for all of her post surgical patients and feels that not enough pets are receiving physical rehabilitation after surgery. She believes the benefits of post surgical rehabilitation will allow pets to return to their optimum health and help to prevent future injuries.
Supervising Veterinarian- Dr. Paul Farrell, DVM Over the past thirty years pets have become family members and owners now demand the same level of medicine for their pets that they would want for their own children. Dr. Farrell is proud to be understanding of this and brings his love for animals and compassion to each one of his patients. For years, Dr. Farrell has owned and operated the Blue Sky Veterinary Services, which performs surgeries all throughout clinics in San Diego. He is known for performing orthopedic procedures of the knee in canines for many general practitioners in San Diego County, as well as his relief services at Animal ER of San Diego and Animal Internal Medicine of San Diego. With this firsthand experience, Dr. Farrell realizes there is a great need for post surgical physical therapy for his patients. He believes that with physical therapy pets can have a better quality and quantity of life and he wishes this for both of his own dogs, Tiger and Apollo.
Pet Physical Therapy of San Diego believes that healthy pets make for happy pets. The certified professionals of Pet Physical Therapy will speed the recovery process and help your furry companion back to a healthy and happy life in no time at all using a wide array of non-invasive techniques such as massage, hydrotherapy, rehabilitative exercises, laser therapy, and acupuncture.