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Mission statement:

Welcome to Lexington Veterinary Rehabilitation where you will be greeted by a team who is passionate about improving your pet’s quality of life. We provide clients and their pets with the necessary information, tools, and skills to positively enhance their overall wellbeing in a way that best fits their lifestyle while meeting their physical and emotional needs. We strive to provide the most calm and encouraging environment for your pet while they recover from surgery, injury, weakness, pain, or loss of function. Our veterinary staff provides up to date, detailed treatment plans that are shared with you and your pet’s primary care veterinarian. Client communication is one of our top priorities to help ensure a seamless transition from clinic to home.

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Our Services


Underwater Treadmill/Hydrotherapy

The underwater treadmill provides a buoyant, temperature controlled, and high resistant environment for low impact exercise for pets of all sizes and ages. The UWT is offered for patients needing weight loss, rehabilitation from injury, muscle building, or strength and conditioning


Underwater Treadmill Benefits:

  • Facilitates better range of motion

  • Reduces impact and stress on joints

  • Strengthens muscles

  • Increases endurance

  • Reduces risk of injury

  • Warm treadmill water encourages circulation, tissue flexibility, and comfort


Underwater treadmill sessions typically last 30-45 minutes per visit. This includes water treadmill filling, physical workout, draining, and towel drying. 


Physical Rehabilitation

Our formal rehabilitation options include soft tissue massage, stretching, joint and muscle range of motion, ground treadmill, various exercises, and rehabilitative obstacle courses.

Rehabilitation Improves:

  • Strength

  • Flexibility

  • Coordination

  • Balance

  • Proprioception

  • Reflexes

Rehabilitation sessions usually last 30-60 minutes and are scheduled based on your pet’s specific needs and goals. Post-injury sessions may be 2-4 times per week whereas maintenance sessions may be once every 1-4 weeks.

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Therapeutic Laser

Laser therapy

(photobiomodulation) uses light energy (photons) to modulate the chemicals being released by tissues to reduce local inflammation, increase the speed and quality of tissue repair, and relieve pain. Patients experience immediate pain relief and enjoy the relaxing, hands-on attention .


Laser treatments are typically done 1-5 times per week initially depending on the condition and last roughly 10-15 minutes. Once clinical improvement is reached, laser treatments can be spaced out further or even used on a maintenance basis once every 2-8 weeks.

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E-stim is the broad term use to describe electrical stimulation of tissues. This can be more superficial (TENS) to treat tight, spastic, or painful tissues. It can also be used to replicate a full muscle contraction (NMES) to help maintain range of motion and muscle mass.


Electrical stimulation treatments are typically done 1-2 times per week and last roughly 10-20 minutes. Frequency of treatments vary based on the specific condition being treated and the individual’s response.

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is used to increase the speed of healing, increase the blood supply to the affected area, reduce inflammation and swelling, break up (remodel or refine) scar tissue, increase tissue stretch, reduce pain, stiffness and spasms.


Treatments usually are done 2-3 times per week until the condition resolves and last roughly 10-20 minutes. Patients do not need to be sedated and experience increased comfort during the treatment.


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that promotes the pet’s natural body healing. This process is performed by a certified acupuncture veterinarian through placing very thin needles in the pets skin at strategic points on their body. The acupuncture points on the body produce a physiological response to help stimulate as well as dissipate stagnant energy or tension.

Lexington Veterinary Rehabilitation:


Medical Emergency Release Form
Should an accident or an emergency occur while your pet is here with us during their rehabilitation visit and immediate intervention is needed, Dr. Alayna Alford shall oversee the necessary treatment and will contact you and your pet's primary care as soon as possible. Should your pet need immediate emergency treatment beyond what Lexington Veterinary Rehabilitation can provide, your pet may be transported to MedVet Lexington at 150 Dennis Drive Lexington, KY for life saving care.

Assistive Devices/Orthotics:

Harnesses, wheelchairs, slings, orthotics, and braces can all be used to support your pet at various stages in life. They are beneficial after a surgery or injury to promote a return to function as well as to assist with normal aging changes.


Indications that your pet may need a wheelchair/cart:

  • IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease)/slipped disc/herniated disc

  • Paralysis

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Amputations

  • Deformities

Types of assistive devises and orthotics:

  • Harness (HelpEmUp)

  • Slings (Walkabout)

  • Wheelchair (Eddie’s Wheels)

  • Braces (Animal Ortho Care, Hero, Orthopets)

Home plans:

Our staff at Lex Vet Rehab will work with you and your pet on a home exercise plan that works best for you and your pet’s lifestyle. This includes activity modification, home exercises, nutritional support, enrichment, and more.

Dietary supplements and food modifications:

Supplements are a safe and natural way to improve long term overall health and comfort for your pet. Supplements can be administered daily, and often limit the need for or amount of long term medications.

Supplement Recommendations:

  • Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, MSM, ASU

    • Dasuquin Advanced

    • Dasuquin

    • Cosequin

    • Phycox

    • SynoviG4

    • Standard Process Canine Flex Support         

  • Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA, DHA)

    • Fish oil

    • Welactin Canine liquid

    • ProEPA Nordic Naturals fish oil capsules

    • Bonnie & Clyde

    • Nature Made fish oil capsules

  • CBD oil

    • ElleVet

    • CannaPet

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