I believe EVERY dog deserves the best quality of life for the longest time possible – does not matter if they are 8 weeks of age or 18 years of age. Wizard of Paws focuses on that with every animal that walks in the door.
My education started in human physical therapy but while I was going through physical therapy school, I quickly realized that my family dog as well as all other animals could benefit from the science of physical therapy as much as people could. As I continued with my human physical therapy career, I kept the dream of treating animals in the back of my mind while focusing on the sports medicine and orthopedics. While I was doing this, my quest for animal therapy continued and I studied as much canine anatomy, movement and treatment as I could.
Over the years, I worked at a veterinarian practice and reduced my hours at my human clinic. At some point, I realized my mind and heart was with the animals and left the human practice. Twenty five years later, here I am. I love working with animals and their owners in the clinic, virtually, and teaching.
I have been very fortunate to have so many people support me along my journey – and have made everlasting friends. Our family owns two Clumber Spaniels and a rescue Cocker Spaniel, along with a multitude of salt water fish, and a chameleon.