American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV)
a national association of veterinarians dedicated to improving
quality of life in animals through physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Us at the 2014 NAVC Conference
Don't miss the AARV track
at the 2014 NAVC Conference on Monday, January 20, 2014!
We have planned a full day of presentations on leading-edge
topics. Visit the AARV
Conference at NAVC page to learn more.
Your Calendar for the 5th Annual STAAR Symposium!
The 5th Annual Symposium on Therapeutic
Advances in Animal Rehabilitation (STAAR) promises to
be a great CE experience once again. This event takes
place in beautiful Florham Park, New Jersey, on April
In addition to the
pre-symposium labs and workshops that have made this
symposium so popular, this year will have a half-day
lecture track entitled, "What's
on the Horizon? Cutting-Edge Topics in Veterinary Rehabilitation
That Impact Your Practice Today."
This lecture track,
presented by AARV and sponsored by DJO Global, features
4 great presenters: Joan Coates, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neuro);
our own Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, DACVS, PhD, Dipl. American
College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation;
Pedro Rivera, DVM, Fellow American College of Functional
Neurology; and Gina Bertocci, PhD, PE, Endowed Chair
Biomechanics, University of Louisville.
Mark your calendar for this great
event. We hope to see all of our members there!
an AARV Member
We invite veterinarians to learn more about
AARV and the benefits of membership.
As a registered non-profit organization, AARV promotes education and research in the field of veterinary rehabilitation. Members attend continuing education programs offered
by AARV in conjunction with national veterinary meetings.
AARV offers members knowledge,
publicity, a way to speak out about issues, great continuing
education opportunities and discounts from AARV partner
Integrative Pet Care (IPC) is dedicated
exclusively to the physical rehabilitative therapy, fitness,
and holistic wellness needs of pets. Founded in Chicago in 2005
by Dr. Julie Mayer with Kellee Joost and Stacy Nigrelli, Integrative
Pet Care has since, under the watchful eye of Dr. Rosemary LoGiudice
(currently AARV President-elect) and Mr. Ed Heil, grown to three
locations, five veterinarians (Drs. Rosemary LoGiudice, Megan
Ridley, Arlene Rodriguez, Amber Ihrke, and Deanne Zenoni), four
animal rehabilitation therapists, two physical therapists and
a physical therapy assistant along with a paraprofessional support
team of people dedicated to operations and patient services.
AARV? "I believe strongly that organized veterinary medicine
is the 'glue' that holds our profession together. Through
AARV membership, like-minded veterinarians can work
together to promote the importance of proper veterinary
rehabilitation care and ensure appropriate advocacy.
Sharing of information and current trends and research
in veterinary rehabilitation is an important service
provided to AARV members. The AARV provides a focused outlet to
disseminate information to our colleagues and the public about
veterinary rehabilitation and its benefits when performed appropriately."
— Rosemary J. LoGiudice, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVSMT, CAC
Summary of Pet Insurance Rehabilitation Services Coverage
AARV contacted pet insurance companies to collect information regarding coverage of rehabilitation services. We believe this information will be helpful to our members, especially when asked by clients.
Most of the companies were enthusiastic to provide the AARV information about their coverages. The AARV compiled the information received and created a summary chart, which you can find by clicking here.
Congratulations to the winner of
the 2012 John J. Sherman III Award for Excellence in the Field of Veterinary
Rehabilitation presented at AARV's annual conference in January in Orlando,
Janet Van Dyke, DVM, CCRT, Dipl. American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thank you to P&G Iams for your generous sponsorship
of this award. We look forward to continuing our relationship for the benefit
of our profession, our colleagues, and rehabilitation veterinary medicine.
The John J. Sherman III Award for Excellence in the Field
of Veterinary Rehabilitation is named in honor of Dr. John Sherman,
a pioneer in veterinary rehabilitation medicine, who passed away in 2010.
Dr. Janet Van Dyke (at
left in photo) received the award from Susan Giovengo, DVM, PhD, manager
professional relations of P&G Pet Care.
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