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Meet Andrea McRae, new pet veterinary rehab specialist, at Lane Animal Hospital March 13

File photo. Two Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.
File photo. Two Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.

Lane Animal Hospital is hosting a meet and greet on Wednesday, March 13, for Dr. Andrea M. McRae, CCRT, who is now providing pet rehabilitation services for the veterinary hospital.

McRae will answer questions and discuss the merits of animal rehabilitation from 5-7 p.m. during the informal session and light refreshments will be served.

Animal rehabilitation is used to treat conditions involving the musculoskeletal system (osteoarthritis, cruciate injuries, muscle and tendon injuries, post-operative care) as well as neurological diseases (spinal cord injury, degenerative conditions, FCE), according to information from the veterinary hospital.

McRae will be in the office on Wednesdays for exams and consults, which include a complete orthopedic and neurologic examination and an exercise program tailored specifically to each pet’s individual condition.

Exercises will be demonstrated and thoroughly explained so pet owners are comfortable with the rehabilitation program and can continue it at home.

McRae offers physical therapy modalities to enhance, heal and restore your pet’s mobility as well as provide pain relief.

Rehab can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine or as is the situation with some conditions, when a pet has stopped responding to conventional methods of care.

Modalities include manual therapies, thermal therapies, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, laser therapy, soft tissue massage and home exercise programs.

McRae has been practicing veterinary medicine for 13 years, seven of them in emergency and critical care.

She is certified through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is a member of the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

Lane Animal Hospital is located at 701 North Main St.

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