Helping your pet lead a fun-filled life
What We Do
Dogs (and cats) benefit from physical rehabilitation (physical therapy for pets) after surgery or injuries just like we do. Older, arthritic dogs can benefit from laser therapy and regular, prescribed joint movement. Overweight dogs will love the easy, positive conditioning that helps them get up in the morning. And sporting dogs can use the treadmill, core exercises and exercise equipment to get in shape before competition. Even couch potato dogs (and cats) enjoy training and exercise.
Stephanie Garlichs, MS, DVM, CCRP, draws on her 25 years of veterinary experience, her Master’s degree in Animal Behavior, her training in rehabilitation and massage, to gently guide your dog or cat to a healthier life and improved well-being.
After many years of seeing dogs and cats suffer from incredible injuries and slowly heal from surgery, Stephanie is now focusing on Conditioning and Rehabilitation of companion animals. This is the science and art of returning animals to healthier lives, helping them recover more quickly from surgery, preparing them for sporting events, and making their aging go as smoothly as possible for both pet and owner.
Stephanie is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP, University of Tennessee) and a Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP, Northwest School of Animal Massage). She treats each animal individually bringing all her knowledge and compassion to each case.
Stephanie and her husband Jeff enjoy spending time with family and friends while traveling. They started a non-profit organization The Ethiopian Education Fund to support students in a small Ethiopian village in which they lived for two years. They share their home with their two dogs, a shelter-special Chica and Australian Shepherd Kip.
Sarah Wheeler, SAMT
Sarah has always enjoyed the company of animals and learning more about them. She believes there is something especially meaningful that passes between humans and other animals through touch.
Certified by the Northwest School of Animal Massage to practice small animal massage, as well as rehabilitation massage, she is also a member of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage, and licensed with the Washington State Health Department.
Sarah lives in Langley with her husband, son, and two Chihuahua mixes. She loves to get outside with her family and enjoys creative writing when she gets a chance.
Tawnya has been a licensed veterinary technician for 2 years with an associates degree in veterinary nursing. She has always felt a strong connection with animals and has a special place in her heart for the older ones. She is always curious to learn more ways to help her patients to become as healthy and happy as they can be. When she's not at work you can usually find her spending time with her 3 dogs, Jax, Zelda and Mickey.
We are the only veterinary clinic on Whidbey Island specializing in rehabilitation. We will physically rehabilitate your companion, train and prepare a set of exercises for your dog (or cat) to do at home or at our clinic “gym” to help them recover from or prevent an injury.
302 N Main St. Building B, Coupeville, WA | 360-632-1985