Rehabilitation Services

Your pet’s health can improve greatly from physical rehabilitation. As with humans, rehabilitation can help your pet have a new lease on life! Rehabilitation is focused on preventing future injuries, strengthening, proprioception, decreasing surgical recovery times, decreasing muscle and joint pain and weight management. The staff at VSC are committed to taking a holistic approach to your pet’s health – beyond medications and surgeries, to ensure your pet has the mobility and strength to lead a healthy, happy, cuddle-filled life.

Services We Offer

Our specialists work closely with you, the pet owner, to support your pet in their recovery. We collaborate as a team to create rehabilitation goals and treatment plans that suit you and your pet’s lifestyle. Each treatment regime is as unique as your pet. While at VSC, we offer innovative treatment options such as an underwater treadmill, therapeutic laser, and therapeutic ultrasound. When it’s time for your furry friend to go home with you, we will provide home-based exercises that you can do with your pet.

Your pet’s treatment program may include the following:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Stimulation (NMES)
  • Theraputic Ultrasound
  • Acupuncture & Massage

Our treatment areas are private and quiet, ensuring a comfortable environment for your pet.We provide kennelling should they be required to stay with us for close observation and multiple treatment sessions for an extended period of time. Our staff are on-site 24/7 to ensure the comfort and care of your pet.

Benefits of Rehabilitation

  • Conditioning
    Low-impact exercises developed to improve your pets mobility, strength, flexibility, and overall function.
  • Weight Management
    Changes in diet and exercise can be primary factors in disease and injury prevention.
  • Endurance
    Exercise and techniques aimed at building stamina to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Injury Prevention
    A tailored and proactive approach to fitness and wellness intended to prevent injury.
  • Pain Management
    Holistic assessment and therapy techniques developed to provide your pet with a pain-free day.
  • Recovery
    From injury to surgery – rehabilitative therapies can significantly enhance your pets recovery.

Our Practitioners

Booking your appointment

Your primary care veterinarian may recommend rehab for your pet through our referral process. If you are an emergency or surgical patient of VSC, rehabilitation may be one of our treatment recommendations.  You can always contact us at 709-221-7838 for more information.

Rehab FAQ

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860 Topsail Road

Mount Pearl, NL


A1N 3J7


(709) 221-7838

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Mount Pearl, NL A1N 3J7



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