The Rehab Vets
Dr. Tracie Grubb is the founder of The Rehab Vets: A co-op approach to care.
Dr. Grubb is a rehabilitation veterinarian who offers house calls for her patients as well as a clinic location. She has extensive experience seeing the patients who are too nervous to be treated in a standard hospital setting. Dr. Grubb says, “Much of the time, they [the patient] do much better in their own home. However, some patients are either too distracted at home or simply don’t trust strangers. I like being able to accommodate patients’ comfort and mobility by offering various settings in which to treat them.”
Second, some patients simply need more tools and treatment options than what may be offered with mobile service. Hence, the concept of the rehab co-op was born. This space is designed to support the needs of the fearful pet in a neutral space, offer more treatment options for better results, and allows other mobile practitioners use of the space as co-op members.
The rehab co-op is designed to be a collaborative space for clinicians and other veterinary healthcare professionals to share treatment ideas and discuss cases for optimal outcomes. This is a business model for care that currently does not exist anywhere else.
FOR OUR CLIENTS, Dr. Grubb, and the team affiliated with the co-op, would love to talk to you about a variety of treatment options for your small animal companion. We also have connections with large animal clinicians offering acupuncture and chiropractic therapies. We would love to help your pets enjoy the freedom of movement. Let us write your pet’s prescription for mobility today. If you would like to make an appointment, please click here.
FOR OUR VETERINARY COLLEAGUES, The Rehab Vets provides a spacious, welcoming environment for you to work with your patients and clients and run your business independently. We can help with various administrative needs, refer patients within the co-op for alternative therapies or services, and assist with patient care during vacations or continuing education opportunities. As the co-op grows, so does the ability to offer additional services. If you would like to discuss how the co-op can help you and your patients, please click here.
We look forward to meeting and working with you and your pet on the path to healthful success.
MEET THE PROFESSIONALS
Dr. Tracie’s interest in veterinary physical rehabilitation has been a passion for many years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. Dr. Tracie worked in general practice for several years after which she was given an opportunity to apply her biomechanical background to her veterinary patients. She spent several years working specifically with the design, fitting and adjustments of veterinary orthotics and prosthetic devices for disabled companion animals.
In 2015, Dr. Tracie started a mobile and “in-clinic” practice, Red Wagon Canine Rehabilitation, LLC. She offers rehabilitation services along with acupuncture, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, laser therapy, massage, and other pain-relieving modalities. Getting companion animals back to their regular function and routines is Dr. Tracie’s mission when approaching any case. She is well known for her ability to form strong, lasting bonds with both her patients and her clients.
Dr. Tracie’s practice also offers end-of-life services to assist her clients with the tough decisions and help them say goodbye to their beloved companion in a secure, familiar, and pain-free setting. She gives thanks to these wonderful animals that she has had the privilege of treating over the years as she provides them safe passage over the rainbow bridge.
Dr. Tracie Grubb is the current President of the non-profit organization, Human Animal Bond Trust (HABT) This organization boasts the oldest pet loss support group in the country. She works alongside a group of dedicated pet lovers from all walks of life to provide activities and educational experiences that support the human-animal bond while funding the pet loss support group services. For more information, check out www.humananimalbondtrust.org.
In her spare time, Dr. Tracie enjoys spending time with her husband, Colin. She enjoys golf, running, pet photography, and pastel painting. Caring for her young boxer mix, Tulip, and 2 rambunctious kittens, Andale and Pronto, complete the family picture.
Dr. Leonard is a Colorado native. She grew up in the Denver area and attended Colorado State University for her bachelor’s degree and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. She has additional training and certifications in veterinary acupuncture, animal chiropractic, and canine rehabilitation therapy (similar to human Physical Therapy).
After veterinary school Caitlin worked five years at a small animal, general medicine practice doing everything from surgery to vaccinations for cats, rabbits, dogs, and other critters. The last three years she worked at a busy canine rehabilitation center focusing on her passion for holistic care, performing evaluations and treatments of geriatric pets, post-surgical & injury cases, and canine athletes.
In her free time, Dr. Leonard enjoys running, swimming, biking, yoga, and learning more about the different canine sports and events. Caitlin and her husband share their home with two energetic Boxers, Charlie and Chaco, as well as three parakeets.
Dr. Jennifer Tucci knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double major in Animal Science and Pathobiology. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. While at UF, she was taught by Dr. Huisheng Xie, founder of the Chi Institute, and was impressed by his success in treating pets with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). She couldn’t wait to learn more about this realm and completed her acupuncture training concurrent with her DVM studies. She went on to complete a small animal internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey before starting her career as an emergency veterinarian.
As an emergency vet, Dr. Tucci continued to use acupuncture to treat pets for back injuries and seizures and other emergent conditions. While she liked the variety and excitement of emergency work, she also saw pets who just weren’t thriving, or where Western drugs just weren’t helping enough. She found that TCVM was the missing link. She took more courses from the Chi Institute and learned that acupuncture, Chinese food therapy, herbal medicines and medical massage promote health much better than trying to cure a disease which has already occurred.
Dr. Tucci then continued her learning of “alternative therapies” by studying veterinary medical manipulation, similar to chiropractic adjustments for humans, at the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute. There she learned to pick up on subtle restrictions of the joints and the adjustments used to improve range of motion, comfort and overall mobility for your pets.
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AREAS WE SERVE
We primarily serve the Denver metropolitan area for mobile services but can discuss your needs if additional travel is needed. House call fees apply to all mobile visits.