“As I becomes We, We become One – united we can make a difference in the world.”
Natalie is a long-time Registered Veterinary Technician. Her specialty pet care services include Canine Swimming & Hydrotherapy (using water for the benefit of physical and psychological wellness).
A San Diego native, Natalie has been working in the professional field of veterinary medicine since 1980 and received her California RVT certification in 1987.
In the mid to late 1990’s, with a strong interest in post-injury rehabilitation and the emerging field of physical therapy for animals, Natalie began working with Physical Therapists and Veterinary surgeons in Los Angeles. By 1999 she was one of only three people in Southern California working in this specialized field, and the only veterinary professional.
Between 1999 and 2001 Natalie was encouraged by a physical therapist in the Los Angeles area to continue her education and hands-on experience. She attended the first International Symposium of Animal Physical Therapy and then went on to complete course work in Canine Physical Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee/Knoxville. Through these training and education programs, Natalie acquired various certificates in Canine Rehabilitation as well as massage and pet nutrition.
Natalie considers herself fortunate to have the passion, training and education to do what she is meant to do – help pets get on their feet again.
San Diego Veterinary Medical Association
California Veterinary Medical Association
California Registered Veterinary Technician Association
North American Veterinary Technician Association
International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
American Canine Sports Medicine Association
American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians
Related Coursework & Certificates:
Basic Science for the Animal Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Sect. APTA
Introduction to Small Animal Physical Therapy, NES/lab Clark & Gross
Canine Physical Rehabilitation Short Course, UTCVM/Lecture & Lab
Canine Rehabilitation – I, NES/UTCVM
Canine Rehabilitation – II, NES/UTCVM
Ongoing CE and Coursework in Animal Rehabilitation