Canine Rehabilitation

Keep your pet healthy!

Canine rehabilitation can be compared to physical therapy in humans and can help your pet in the same way. The focus of canine rehabilitation is on soft tissue rather than on bones and joints. Treatment goals are functional, designed to optimize movement and quality of life for the patient. Certified rehabilitation professionals complete many hours of coursework and hands-on training to earn their specialized certification. They perform evaluations to measure your pet’s progress and to manage their on-going treatment.

Dr. Angie Runnalls is one of our owners and veterinarians here at Cobequid Animal Hospital. In addition to her regular veterinary general practice, she has completed her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapy from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2016. She has a special interest in senior patients with chronic mobility issues and arthritis. Your pet’s therapy is tailored to their specific presentation and requirement. Our goal is to develop a therapy plan that helps enable patients to achieve a comfortable and active life based on the goals of each individual family. In many cases, Acupuncture therapy which is provided by Dr. Fernando Moncayo can add additional benefits to your pet’s rehabilitation treatment plan.

To refer a patient to Dr. Runnalls for canine rehabilitation, please see our referral form here.


  • Manual Therapies- Massage, Stretching, Joint Mobilization
  • Modalities- Laser, PEMF Bed & E-Stim/TENS
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Education
  • Who Can Benefit:
  • Post-Operative Patients
  • Working/Sporting Dogs
  • Senior/Geriatric Pets
  • Arthritis
  • Lameness
  • Chronic Pain

We treat your pets as if they were our own.


15 Cobequid Road
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia B4C 2M9
Click here for directions.


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed


Fax: 902-865-3759

In case of emergency:

We are a Member Hospital in the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic service. For emergencies occurring outside of business hours, please contact the Emergency Clinic directly by phoning (902) 468-0674. The Metro Area Emergency Clinic is open 24 hours. MAEC is located in Burnside Industrial Park at 201 #32 Brownlow Ave.

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