Rehabilitation Services
at Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center

Enhancing Recovery and Wellness in Pets

At Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center, our rehabilitation services are designed to help pets recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions, and improve overall fitness and mobility. Understanding when and why pets need rehabilitation, combined with our cutting-edge facilities, including an underwater treadmill, allows us to offer superior care tailored to each pet’s specific needs.

When Do Pets Need Rehabilitation?

Pets may require rehabilitation for a variety of reasons:

  • Post-surgical Recovery: To speed up the healing process and restore function after surgery.
  • Injury Recovery: For injuries such as fractures, sprains, or muscle tears.
  • Chronic Conditions: Including arthritis or back pain, where ongoing therapy can help manage pain and improve quality of life.
  • Neurological Issues: To regain mobility and strength following conditions that affect the nervous system.
  • Obesity Management: To safely reduce weight and improve overall health.

The Importance of Rehabilitation in Veterinary Care

Rehabilitation is crucial for many pets as it enhances recovery, prevents injury recurrence, and helps maintain optimal health. Techniques used in rehabilitation such as physical therapy, massage, and hydrotherapy can significantly improve a pet’s recovery outcomes and overall well-being.

Dr. Sean McPeck's

Contribution to Canine Rehabilitation

Dr. Sean McPeck, a pioneer in veterinary rehabilitation, has developed a comprehensive training program focused on rehabilitation for the Army's Multi-Purpose Canines. These elite dogs, often exposed to extreme conditions including injuries from IEDs, require specialized care to recover fully and return to duty. Dr. McPeck’s program emphasizes advanced rehabilitation techniques, highlighting the critical role of tailored physical therapy in canine recovery and fitness.

The Impact of Obesity on Pet Health

Obesity is a growing concern in pets, leading to numerous health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and increased strain on bones and joints. Rehabilitation plays a vital role in managing obesity, especially through controlled exercise regimens like those offered by our underwater treadmill. This facility allows for low-impact exercise, which is ideal for overweight pets, enhancing fitness without putting excessive pressure on the joints.

Maintaining Fitness During Alaska’s Winter Months

In Alaska, where winter can limit outdoor activities, maintaining a pet’s fitness becomes challenging. Our rehabilitation services, including indoor facilities like the underwater treadmill, provide perfect opportunities for pets to stay active and in shape despite the cold and darkness. Regular physical activity is crucial for pets’ physical and mental health, helping prevent winter weight gain and keeping chronic conditions like arthritis at bay.

Reach Out to Us for Immediate Assistance

For non-emergency but urgent health issues, don't hesitate to reach out to Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center. We are here to provide timely medical attention to ensure your pet’s health is never left to chance. Contact our hospital directly at 907-745-8437 for immediate assistance or to inquire about our urgent care hours.
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