REHAB VETERINARIAN SPECIALIZING IN PUPPIES & OLDER PETS
VETERINARIAN: Tanya Grantham, BSc(Hons), BVSc (Veterinary Science), CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner), CCBW (Caninology Canine Body Worker), CVA (Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist), CertSCVA (Certificate of Safety and Competence in Veterinary Acupuncture), 2020 Finalist for Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapist of the Year.
SPECIALIZING IN PUPPIES, OLDER, AND GERIATRIC DOGS AND CATS
My philosophy on treating juveniles: I firmly believe that the sooner a developmental condition is noticed and diagnosed, the more options are available to treat the condition. Soft tissue can influence the skeleton and indeed we see this with many problems associated with young dogs. Hip dysplasia and patellar luxation are probably the most discussed. Allow me to discuss physical therapy and exercises which may benefit you pet or patient.
My philosophy on treating older and geriatric dogs and cats: Veterinarians are taught to assist with pain in a multi-modal manner – specifically with regards to the use of medicines. The multi-modal approach I use is holistic. I am able to discuss the use of drugs in combination with physical therapy modalities that reduce pain in dogs and cats. These modalities include massage, electrotherapy and photobiomodulation (light therapy) which are within the reach of animal guardians and veterinary professionals alike. Acupuncture (and acupressure) can also be applied.
I provide consults for Trainers and Handler:
- To assist with exercises that are both safe for the puppy/young dog and which simultaneously address the diagnosed condition.
- To develop a relationship with trainers and handlers that focuses on improving your skills with regards to juvenile dogs that have developmental problems (for example hip dysplasia).
- To discuss options and exercises for the older dog that are within the dog’s abilities but which also enhance mobility.
I provide consults for Veterinary Professionals:
- To assist veterinary professionals to navigate the available information (around juvenile disorders) and to have more possibilities available to treat based on my experience in both small animal and physical rehabilitation practice.
- To provide information about pain-relieving modalities that may be used to improve quality of life of older patients whilst allowing for pet parents to accept the inevitable transition of their beloved companion.
- To engage in meaningful dialogue with my colleagues that provides an opportunity for reciprocal exchange of knowledge, which, in the bigger picture will benefit our profession, our patients and our clients.