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February 2017 Spotlight Practice

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, Massachusetts

AARV Members:
Cara Blake, DVM, DACVS, CCRT
Lisa Corti, DVM, DACVS, CCRT
Michelle Powers, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRT


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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital is a specialty practice located approximately 15 miles north of Boston. It is a full-service veterinary hospital with state-of-the-art facilities. We have a team of boarded specialists available to consult on all cases to ensure a thorough evaluation for our patients. Integral to the appropriate diagnosis is utilization of diagnostic imaging techniques. Modalities available at MVRH are radiography, a 64-slice CT scanner, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). If surgical interventional is recommended for treatment, our surgeons utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques for fracture repair and arthroscopic evaluation of joints.

The rehabilitation service was started in 2005. The rehabilitation team includes our full-time therapist Ingrid Bredas, PT, CCRT; full-time veterinary technician Elaine Ferrera, CVT, CCRA; and veterinary care assistant Amanda Brownell. Also supporting the rehabilitation team are Andi Looney, DVM, DACVAA, DACVSMR, CCRT; Mich Powers, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRT; Lisa Corti, DVM, DACVS, CCRT; and Cara Blake, DVM, DACVS, CCRT. Our diverse team, comprised of a PT and multiple boarded specialists, ensures a comprehensive treatment plan from diagnosis to full return to function.

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A treatment plan is tailored for each individual patient's needs. Combinations of modalities are employed to achieve the best possible outcome. Therapies include low level laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, underwater treadmill, land treadmill, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)/Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), Heat/Cryotherapy, in addition to manual therapies, core strengthening and balance exercises. Also available to our patients is treatment with platelet rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) and adipose-derived stem cells, if deemed appropriate.

Rehabilitative therapy is provided for patients undergoing the medical management of a number of conditions such as patella luxation, hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, osteoarthritis, in addition to muscle and tendon injuries. Patients recovering from both orthopedic and neurologic surgical procedures are treated post-operatively in formal rehabilitation programs to minimize pain and promote limb function for a faster return to activity.

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
20 Cabot Road
Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: 781-932-5802
Fax: 781-932-5837


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