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Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

Your Pet Can Benefit From Rehabilitation

Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital is proud to offer a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Department. Throughout our pets’ lives, they go through many phases that our Rehab department can help with: from puppies needing to build confidence to sports competitors building and developing strength or rehabbing post-injury and pets following orthopedic surgeries to our geriatric pets needing to maintain strength and flexibility.

When Rehabilitation Therapy Is Useful

  • Before and after surgical procedures
  • After a trauma
  • Neurological issues
  • Increased mobility and pain management in senior patients
  • Conditioning canine athletes before an event
  • Sports-specific injuries
  • Wound care and management
  • Arthritis
  • Weight management and control
  • Improving quality of life

Therapies Available at Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort


We are able to evaluate your pets for soft tissue and skeletal injuries. We are affiliated with visiting Board Certified Veterinary surgeons to provide orthopedic surgeries. Also, our Rehab department can help you with sports medicine, trauma, juvenile orthopedic issues, regenerative medicine and conservative management of osteoarthritis and soft tissue injuries.


The Ranch believes in a team approach to our patient care and believes rehabilitation to be a crucial part of our patient’s recovery process after illness or injury. Each rehabilitation plan is individually designed around each patient and their family to achieve a successful recovery.

Regenerative Medicine

The Ranch is excited to now provide stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma treatments to our patients.

Sports Medicine

The Ranch is privileged to work with many working and performance dogs. We realize and understand the activities performed by these dogs and the injuries that they sometimes have. Our team will work hard with these dogs and their handlers to return them back to full performance.

Unique Rehabilitation Programs

Fit Fidos 

This exclusive rehabilitative program combines fitness and daily rehabilitative activities.

What are the benefits of animal rehab?

Animal rehab, or rehabilitation, has several benefits for animals who have suffered injuries, illnesses, or surgeries. It can help animals regain strength, flexibility, and mobility through exercises and therapies tailored to their specific needs. Rehab can also reduce pain and swelling, improve circulation, and prevent further injury. Additionally, rehab can improve an animal's mental and emotional well-being by providing stimulation, socialization, and positive reinforcement. Animal rehab can be particularly helpful for older pets or those with chronic conditions, as it can improve their quality of life and extend their lifespan.

Do dogs need physical therapy after surgery?

Yes, dogs often require physical therapy after surgery to help them recover and regain their mobility. Surgery can cause pain, swelling, and muscle atrophy, which can limit a dog's ability to move and function normally. Physical therapy can help reduce pain and inflammation, increase range of motion, and strengthen muscles. Additionally, physical therapy can help prevent complications such as scar tissue or joint stiffness. Depending on the type of surgery and the dog's condition, physical therapy may involve exercises, massage, hydrotherapy, and other techniques. It's important to work with a licensed and experienced veterinary professional to develop a comprehensive physical therapy plan for your dog after surgery.

Can you rehabilitate an old dog?

Yes, you can rehabilitate an old dog through physical therapy, exercise, and other treatments. Even if a dog is elderly or has chronic conditions, rehabilitation can help improve its mobility, reduce pain and discomfort, and improve its quality of life. It's important to work with a licensed veterinarian or animal rehabilitation professional to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses the dog's specific needs and limitations.

Sassy Silvers 

Do you have an older pup who loves doggie daycare, but their age is starting to show? Check out our new rehab program that is designed specifically for middle-aged to older canine friends. This innovative program focuses on fitness and rehabilitative social activities.

Call 919-662-3200  to schedule an appointment today.

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6129 NC Hwy 42 West
Garner, NC 27529