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Bob Wippman

CVA, CCRT
Bob Wippman
Staff Veterinarian
Rehabilitation
Bob Wippman

Dr. Bob Wippman graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He completed an internship in southern California and then practiced on the Navajo Indian Reservation before moving to northern California in 1988. Dr. Wippman is trained and certified in acupuncture and rehabilitation. Since 1998 this has been the focus of his practice. He enjoys the challenges and rewards of helping large and small animals in need of animal rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation services seek to improve your pet’s quality of life by providing the highest quality rehabilitation and pain management services.  We will work with you and your regular veterinarian to create a tailored in-hospital and at-home treatment program specific to your pet’s needs. 

What is Animal Rehabilitation?

Animal rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises combined with additional modalities such as hydrotherapy, low-level light therapy (therapeutic laser), ultrasound, thermotherapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, therapeutic massage, 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. Healthy, athletic animals and working dogs can also benefit from our conditioning and weight loss program. 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
VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center

9801 Old Winery Place

Sacramento, CA 95827

Main: 916-362-3111

Fax: 916-362-0190

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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