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Andrea Tomas

Dr. Tomas
Veterinary Specialist
Rehabilitation, Surgery
Dr. Tomas

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:

Small Animal Surgery
Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program

Specialties Include:

Orthopedic surgery
Rehabilitation/Physical therapy
Trauma cases
Minimally invasive surgery
Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Dr. Tomas graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at the National Veterinary School of Nantes in France, followed by a second small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University. From 2012 to 2013 Dr. Tomas was a Research Scholar in the Comparative Pain Research Laboratory at North Carolina State University, after which she completed a Residency in Small Animal Surgery, also at North Carolina State. Dr. Tomas then went on to complete the Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program (C.C.R.P.) in 2017.

Dr. Tomas has served as a Clinical Veterinarian in Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital since completing her residency. She is accomplished in all areas of small animal surgery, and has a special interest in orthopedic surgery, arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology and rehabilitation.
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What is Rehabilitation?

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 Rehabilitation?

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 rehabilitation. Any pet 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.

Land Treadmill

The land treadmill is an alternative to the underwater treadmill or can be the next step after utilizing the underwater treadmill or in conjunction with other modalities.

Our Rehabilitation Team

Physical Rehabilitation Technician
VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital

595 Columbian Street

South Weymouth, MA 02190

Main: 781-337-6622

Fax: 781-337-0069

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Appointments Seen:

Monday - Friday, 7am-9pm
Saturday, 9am-5pm
Sunday, 9am-4pm
Emergency Services Open 24/7

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