Joey Sneva

DVM, cVMA (Acupuncture)
Dr. Joey Sneva
Staff Veterinarian
Rehabilitation
Dr. Joey Sneva

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2002

Dr. Joey Sneva graduated from Colorado State University’s Professional Veterinary Medical Program in 2002. She has been practicing small animal general medicine in northern Colorado since graduation. She became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture in 2017 and has been amazed at what this integrative modality can offer veterinary patients of all kinds. She has treated dogs, cats, horses, goats, pigs and snakes! Her areas of particular interest involving acupuncture include the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain as well as orthopedic and neurologic disease conditions. Dr. Sneva has further pursued her interest in integrative veterinary care by recently becoming certified in canine physical rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She is also a teaching assistant at CuraCore’s Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course.  

In her spare time, Joey enjoys caring for all the animals on the small farm she shares with her boyfriend near Wellington, Colorado. Additionally, she enjoys dressage riding, Pilates, bird watching, gardening, bee keeping and travel.

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

Our Rehabilitation Team

Director, Rehabilitation Services
VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado

201 W. 67th Court

Loveland, CO 80538

Main: 970-278-0668

Fax: 970-663-6273

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Other Hospital Hours:

Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine: Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm Physical Therapy: Monday and Thursday 9am-5pm Acupuncture: Thursday 1pm-5pm

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