What is rehabilitation? Rehabilitation is physical therapy for dogs. Dogs of all ages can benefit from rehabilitation!

Rehabilitation promotes increased muscle mass, reduces pain, helps with rebuilding neurological pathways and improved mobility. Much like after surgery in humans, pets return to mobility and full function faster following surgical procedures with rehabilitation. Rehabilitation assists senior animals age gracefully by maintaining mobility, increasing strength while promoting healthy nerve and joint function for a better quality of life.

Dr. Amanda will create a plan specifically to increase your pet's mobility and improve your pet’s quality of life. We use fear-free techniques and never force a patient to do anything uncomfortable or anxiety-provoking. Dr. Amanda will work with you to determine the correct services for your pet.

How to Set up an Appointment for Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Care:

1) Request records from your regular veterinarian and have them emailed to info@chamisavet.com with subject: Rehabilitation Referral (recent blood work and x-rays are important information for us to construct a treatment plan). Please see your regular veterinarian regarding your pet's condition before making an appointment for rehabilitation to ensure that rehabilitation is right for your pet.

2) Our Office Manager will contact you to make an appointment once records are received or you can call (505) 795-2300 to get started right away if you are an existing client of Chamisa Veterinary Services. 

Wren Willow is now offering Acupuncture!

The use of acupuncture is intended to help to restore your pet’s health by resetting the balance of energy throughout the body, known as “chi”. This is done with a series of fine needles which are inserted superficially at specific points, where blood vessels and nerves convene. This technique increases blood flow, which reduces inflammation and releases endorphins, relieving pain and normalizing digestive activity. In general, a session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

During a treatment, pets often get very relaxed and calm. For acute problems, such as sprains, one to three sessions, within one to two weeks, relieve the problem. For chronic mobility problems like arthritis, ongoing treatment may be required.

What does acupuncture treat? - Pain management after surgery or during the healing of injuries, such as sprains - Arthritis - Nerve injuries - Digestive issues, eg. nausea from cancer treatments - Allergies - Pain from hip dysplasia - Nervousness 

Weight Loss Boot Camp for Curvy Canines

-nutritional counseling for the best weight loss and maintenance of muscle mass

-twice weekly workouts in the underwater treadmill

Pain Management Clinic-

Signs your pet is in pain:

-Are they reluctant to get up or move around house?

-Does their gait (walking) look different, short-strided or stiff?

-Do they have poor endurance when walking?

-Do the hind limbs look too skinny compared to the front legs?

Dr Amanda will work with you and your pet for a holistic approach to pain management including medications, supplements, therapeutic exercises, laser, chiropractic, and underwater treadmill work.

Services include:

- A state-of-the-art underwater treadmill for muscle re-education and strengthening; the buoyancy of the warm water reduces strain on muscles and joints while providing resistance for muscle conditioning

- Therapeutic exercises designed to increase your pet's strength, agility and coordination using a variety of devices

- Class 3b laser therapy which increases blood flow to painful areas, decreases inflammation and promotes healing. 

- Soft tissue modalities for releasing trigger points, myofascial restriction and promoting increased flexibility as well as range of motion

- Electric Stimulation (ESTIM) for re-educating muscles, increasing strength and decreasing pain

- A personalized home exercise, massage and mobility support plan for you to implement at home between visits


Nathalie Gravel, D.C is now offering chiropractic care for your pets! 

Dr. Nathalie Gravel, a doctor of chiropractic for humans and animals, is now offering chiropractic adjustments for dogs and cats. Chiropractic care is a manual method of treatment to improve mobility of the spine and biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders. Sporting/working dogs as well as geriatric dogs commonly benefit from chiropractic care. Some observations you may recognize in your pet that could indicate they will also benefit from chiropractic care might include recent behavior changes, abnormal posture or low head carrying, reluctance to move, unusual or fluctuating lameness, changes in exercise performance, a change in gait, recent trauma, lack of movement or exercise, challenges during transportation, long nails, pulling during walks on a collar or rough play with other dogs. These are only some of the observations commonly seen by owners or others frequently interacting with your pet such as a veterinarian or a trainer. 

Chamisa Canine Rehabilitation

Amanda Mouradian, DVM,
Sabina Johnson, DVM

Carolyn Fletcher, DVM