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Dog Rehabilitation

At Viera East Veterinary Center, we offer a variety of rehabilitation services for your dog that has provided benefits to our patients through much quicker recovery and restoration of mobility following surgery or illness.

Treatment Modalities

Some of the Treatment Modalities we provide include: 

  • Therapeutic Laser Class 4, which is companion laser
  • Therapeutic Laser Class 3B, which is a SpectraVET
  • TENS unit
  • Targeted electromagnetic field therapy treatment, which is more of a localized treatment in the form of Assisi Loop
  • Digital Thermal Imaging Camera (digital thermal imaging screening)
  • Treadmill for recovery after surgery or back injury

Rehabilitation & Conditioning Services Dog Rehabilitation at Viera Vet

Conditions that respond to rehabilitation include but are not limited to:

  • Post-surgery recovery: Knee, cruciate ligament, patella surgeries
  • Pain management: Osteoarthritis, muscle sprain or strain
  • Neurorehabilitation: Back injuries or post back surgery
  • Geriatric/Osteoarthritic patient
  • Wound healing

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy stimulates cells to divide, which speeds healing following surgery. Viera East Veterinary Center uses laser therapy for post-operative recovery, dental patients, wound patients. Rehabilitation patients include patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis, IVDD which is Intervertebral Disc Disease, hip dysplasia, shoulder injuries and elbow injuries.


We also see feline patients as well, it's not only about dogs always. There are a lot of cats that we can help with laser therapy. Rehab kind of depends on what they allow us to do. Cat patients include those with pain issues, osteoarthritis, and post-surgery.

Goals of Rehabilitation

Our goal is to bring your pet back to a normal activity level by being pain-free with good functionality and good mobility for the patient so that they can do all the daily activities of the owner.

What to Look For

If you notice signs or symptoms of pain and change in your pet's behavior, notify our practice right away if you notice any of the above signs so we can take action to assist your pet.

Some common signs of pain in your pet may include:

  • Limping

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nausea and / or vomiting

  • Vocalization

  • Change in temperament or behavior

  • Licking a specific area

  • Change in bathroom habits

  • Panting

  • The appearance of the third eyelid

  • Hiding

At Viera East Veterinary Center, our veterinary staff is here to help ensure that you and your dog are able to enjoy a long, healthy and happy relationship and we believe that starts with compassionate health care. Make an appointment today to discuss how rehabilitation and therapy may be able to improve the quality of life for your dog. One of our caring staff members is available to take your call now at 321-339-2250.

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