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Enhancing Pets' Lives

Enhancing Pets’ Lives

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Our pets bring so much joy into our lives—it’s no surprise that when they suffer, we suffer right along with them. At Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, we are dedicated to improving and enriching the quality of life for our animal family members. We specialize in providing individualized rehabilitation options for dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes.

Conducted in a calm and healing environment, our full range of veterinary physical medicine services are designed for the relief of pain and inflammation. Whether you have a senior pet, an animal athlete, or a dog or cat with a weight problem, your companion will be treated with the utmost compassion and care.

Feel free to browse through our website and learn about some of the latest veterinary rehabilitation techniques and how they might benefit your animal companion. Check out our hospital tour to see our facility and some of the equipment we use during rehab sessions. Contact us for more information on the services we offer.

Pet of the Month

Albus - Hemilaminectomy

Meet Albus Dumbledog (aka Albus) our January 2022 Pet of the Month! Albus is a 4-year-old French Bulldog mix that we first met in February 2021. Albus suffered a disk herniation and had a hemilaminectomy surgery performed. Initially, he was unable to stand or walk at all following his surgery. Albus’s rehabilitation plan included a development of a at home exercise program. However, due to his severity of his hind limb paresis and neurological deficits it was very important for Albus...

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Finally got a decent free-stacked picture to show off the improvement I’ve seen in Tavi in just our short 2 months of working with the team at Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine – so much growth!!
I really enjoy working with a professional team with his fitness to make sure we are getting it right, and the team that we get when we see Dr. Kern is just top notch! They really go above and beyond to help achieve success! I’m so glad to be working with them in this way, where we are focused on building strength and injury prevention instead of recovery.

Stefanie Theis & Tavi

We had a fun day with a photo shoot of candid action shots and I just had to share a side by side. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help you all have provided me for Easton!! He makes me smile so big and sometimes just tear up...happy tears ? 💕 💕 💕Just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU!

Angie Couture & Easton

My boy 💕 Can’t believe it's been 4yrs since his Graduation! Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart & Dr. Tari Kern & your amazing staff at Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine!!! If you have an animal with mobility issues, please give Pawsitive Steps a call for a consult, they are amazing!!

Denise Najera & Chance

I can never thank Dr. Kern and her staff enough for everything that they have done for my boy, Schnitz! Because of their expertise and compassion, Schnitz has a new zest for life. The Pawsitive Steps team is the best!

Valerie Ehrman

I wanted to give an update of Nahanni's progress this week to her therapy helpers. She's doing great, and as you can see uneven surfaces is a breeze when there's ice cold water at stake. This river is from one of the glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana. I hope these pictures are a welcome sight and proof of the good exercises you've taught us. She had almost no problems maneuvering or with stamina on this trip and I'm very thankful for that.

Brandon Yuille

From Our Blog:

Collars and Harness, oh my!
Collars and Harness, oh my!

The Dos and Don’ts of Harnesses and Collars by Angelia Oliverei, LVT, CVMRT What is the one thing that every dog should have no matter the size or breed of dog? It’s a collar or harness. There are so many different styles and types of both, how do you choose what’s right for your dog? […]

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Nose Work
Nose Work

A Mental Stimulation Game for Dogs of All Ages by Kim Schur Every dog needs and enjoys physical and/or mental stimulation. As our dogs age, and may not be as active as they once were, we need to provide them with mental stimulation.  A great way to do this is Nose Work!  It can be […]

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My Path to Veterinary Rehabilitation
My Path to Veterinary Rehabilitation

by Stephanie Rogers, LVT My name is Stephanie and have been a licensed veterinary technician at Pawsitive Steps since April 2021. Here is my journey from general practice to discovering rehabilitation and why it’s my passion.

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Hospital Tour

Our hospital tour allows you to take a look inside our facility as well as see some of our therapy equipment in action.

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