Helping your pet lead a fun-filled life
Healing is Possible
Pets benefit from physical rehabilitation and fitness just like we do! Our work is transformative after injury and surgery and a lifelong resource for weight loss and injury prevention. Treat your older, arthritic dogs and cats to massage and lasers for pain relief and happier senior living. We’re devoted to sending your pet home pain-free with the ability to do what you both love most—play!
“Dr. Garlichs extended my 16 year old Lhasa Bandit's mobility and quality of life by six months. My 10 year old Shih Tzu Max suffers from arthritis, but has become a happier dog because of the relief he is getting from his treatments at WCCR.” —Paul
Experts in our field
As the only vet clinic on Whidbey Island specializing in physical rehabilitation and conditioning, we’re your resource for science-driven and fun-focused care. Whidbey Canine is a certified Fear Free environment, and furry friends are genuinely happy to work with us once they learn we’re here to help them live without pain.
“Dr. Garlichs has helped Boss blossom in his elderly years. Boss loves visiting the doctor and is so much peppier and active in his daily living due to the benefits of Whidbey Canine Conditioning & Rehab.” —Robin
A few of our favorite patients (and the treatment they enjoy!)
Briar Rose is one of our favorite patients, maybe because she has come so far. She began seeing us when she tore a cruciate ligament in her knee. Briar did not want anyone touching her or especially especially touching that leg. She had even gone so far as to bite innocent veterinarians. Treatment involved a TPLO surgery and then weekly rehabilitation. Briar warmed up slowly as she realized Whidbey Canine is calm & quiet and all about being rewarded with praise & treats for getting on soft equipment. By the time she had her second TPLO surgery and returned for more rehab, she knew the ropes and ran right in to have her “gym day” with Dr. Stephanie.
Lucy Lou has been through more than her fair share of ups and downs. A New York City stray as a kitten, her lovely owner adopted & treated her when she realized she had a broken leg. Later on in her cushy indoor life a nasal carcinoma was discovered and she experienced the best of oncology treatment at Colorado State Veterinary College. Now at 19, Lucy Lou receives weekly massage & laser for those arthritic joints that most cats get simply from an active life of jumping up and down off counters.