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Emily Talaga

DVM, CCRP (Rehabilitation)
Emily Talaga
Staff Veterinarian
Emily Talaga

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Treating neurologic conditions affecting mobility
Managing orthopedic pain
Treating muscle and tendon injuries
Post-operative rehabilitation
Cart fittings
Orthotics and prosthetics

My Pets:

Grace O'Malley

Dr. Emily Talaga was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She moved to New York to attend Cornell University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees, graduating in 2009. She did an internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn Hospitals, and went on to general practice in Northeast Pennsylvania and Cincinnati for several years. In 2014, Dr. Talaga became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee. She joined the Advanced Veterinary Care Center of Fishers shortly thereafter. She loves working with all kinds of patients to help them move and feel better. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, baking, and spending time with her husband, daughters, and dogs.

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What is Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises combined with additional modalities such as hydrotherapy, ultrasound, cryotherapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and acupuncture to improve the recovery of patients with both acute and chronic conditions.

How Will My Pet Benefit From Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal rehabilitation can restore, maintain and promote optimal function and mobility; enhance recovery postoperatively; alleviate pain; improve circulation, coordination and range of motion; provide confidence and comfort in geriatric patients.

Is My Pet A Candidate For Rehabilitation?

Pets of all ages, sizes and breeds can benefit from animal rehabilitation. Any animal suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, obesity or muscle weakness can experience an enhanced quality of life as a result of rehabilitation.

Conditions That Respond Well To Rehabilitation:

Orthopedic Conditions:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
  • Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxations
  • Fractures
  • Osteochondritis Dessicans
  • Soft Tissue Injuries

Neurological Conditions:

  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Fibrocartilaginous Emboli
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbosacral Stenosis

General Health/Wellness:

  • Athletic Conditioning
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Obesity-Weight Loss

Underwater Treadmill

The underwater treadmill enables dogs to begin the rehabilitation process earlier than normal. The low-impact exercise offered by the underwater treadmill allows the animal to transition more quickly to land-based therapy by increasing muscle strength and endurance with the natural properties of water buoyancy, resistance and heat.

Our Rehabilitation Team

Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center

7712 Crosspoint Commons

Fishers, IN 46038

Main: 317-578-4100

Fax: 317-578-4900

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours


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