Advanced Care

Animal Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises combined with additional modalities to improve the recovery of patients with both acute and chronic conditions. Pets of all ages, sizes and breeds can benefit from rehabilitation. Any pet suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, obesity or muscle weakness can experience an enhanced quality of life as a result of rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation can restore, maintain and promote optimal function and mobility, enhance recovery post-operatively, alleviate pain, improve circulation, coordination and range of motion, and provide confidence and comfort in senior patients.



Avondale has just partnered with OrthoPets (, which is a business dedicated to improving animal's quality of life through innovative veterinary orthotic and prosthetic solutions. Dr. Christie Carlo has worked with Orthopets for the last many years helping pets to walk more comfortably and maintain a normal quality of life. Now, Avondale is officially partnered with this industry leader.

Every brace, orthotic and prosthetic is completely custom made for the individual pet. A custom-made fabricated device should consider all aspects of the patient's injury, deformity, living environment, and enjoyable activities. OrthoPets considers these issues when recommending the appropriate device solution. As an OrthoPets partner clinic, Avondale and Dr. Carlo are working closely with Orthopet's case managers and the fabrication team to make sure the recommendations for veterinary orthotic and prosthetic devices are appropriate for each patient's case and needs.

Partnering with OrthoPets to become OrthoPet's Iowa designated facility is an exciting new addition to the services that Avondale can offer all of its patients. Should you have a pet you feel may benefit from an OrthoPet device, please call (515) 262-6111 and schedule an appointment time for an evaluation of your pet with Dr. Carlo.