4230 Redwood Hwy CA, San Rafael, CA 94903
M-F: 7 a.m.–7 p.m. SAT: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. SUN: Closed
P: (415) 479-8535 F: (866) 722-1183

After-Hour Emergencies: Contact Pet Emergency & Specialty Center of Marin: (415) 456-7372


Specialty Wellness

We offer a number of specialty wellness services designed to ensure the lifelong health and vitality of your pet.

Physical rehabilitation is the diagnosis and management of patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions, particularly those with injury or illness related to the neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. This includes the post-op orthopedic patient as well as the older patient with diminishing mobility. The goal of rehabilitation is to achieve the highest level of function, independence and quality of life possible for the patient.

  • Cold Laser Therapy further reduces pain and promotes healing after surgery, an injury, or any other appropriate medical condition. We offer Class IV Cold Light Laser Therapy which uses low-level lasers to stimulate the natural healing capabilities of the body’s cells. This form of laser therapy is effective at promoting healing on a cellular level as well as decreasing inflammation after surgery, injury or areas of the body affected by chronic conditions such as arthritis.
  • Therapeutic Exercise can improve strength, flexibility, balance and coordination and can slow progression of disease, leading to an enhancement in mobility and better quality of life. Our rehabilitation practitioner professional will devise an individualized plan for your pet with specific goals.
  • Massage Therapy is a series of manual techniques used to improve a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. Physiological benefits of massage include pain relief, improved joint mobility, relaxation and increased circulation.
  • Manual Therapy / Joint Mobilization / Passive Range of Motion – Manual therapy can include a variety of techniques, including passive range of motion (PROM), joint mobilization and chiropractic. Manual therapies can be of great benefit to joints, allowing for greater movement and can also provide significant pain relief.
  • Orthotics, Prosthetics and Assistive Devices – Custom fitted splints, braces, carts and even prosthetic limbs are available from many rehabilitation veterinarians. These devices are used to support an injured limb while it heals, to correct a deformity or to encourage correct limb use. Carts are fitted to patients that are paralyzed or unable to walk without support.

We will prescribe a treatment program including additional therapies, some of which you can provide at home that are specifically designed to meet your pet’s needs. This multimodal approach provides greater opportunity for a successful outcome!

Call us to schedule an appointment today! (415) 479-8535