AT VSA, WE OFFER ANIMAL PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FOR CATS AND DOGS
RESTORE POST OPERATIVE FUNCTION WITH SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPY
REDUCE RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION TIME FROM INJURY
IMPROVE MOBILITY, COMFORT AND ENERGY
FIND OUT HOW PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN HELP YOUR PET
We offer specialist physiotherapy service for cats and dogs at both our Sylvia Park and Mount Albert hospitals for animals that need extra help with mobility, recovery from injury, rehabilitation or arthritis. Both your regular veterinarian and your VSA specialist should be able to inform you on how physiotherapy can help your pet.
The VSA Physiotherapy team provide in-depth physiotherapy assessments and treatments to speed recovery and maximise outcomes. Sarah Cruickshank and her team of Veterinary Physiotherapists lead the field of veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation in this country.
Check out our video for an introduction to the VSA Physiotherapy team and an insight into our technology and facilities.
World-class physiotherapy facilities
The facility at VSA includes some of the best equipment available including K-laser, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and exercise rehabilitation equipment. One of the features of the service is the underwater treadmill, which assists in recovery of strength, proprioception, ambulation and mobility in our patients with neurological or orthopaedic disease.
Surgical patients have immediate in-house physiotherapy input while at VSA as in-patients, in order to maximise recovery and restore function after surgery. Pet owners are given individualised home exercise programmes and education by one of our physiotherapists, ensuring our patients receive the highest standard of continued care.
I ended up here with my poor cat whom I ran over by accident over Easter. I was extremely happy with the service I received. The staff were all very friendly, professional and had great communication. The vet we dealt with was thorough and knowledgeable. It was a very stressful day knowing I’d injured my poor pet, but the staff were really lovely. Thank goodness my cat is ok and used the first of his 9 lives. I am really grateful for the quality, honest care they provided. Thank you to the team at VSA.
Amazing people, truly care for the animals. Highly recommended if you need a top-class surgeon.
Thanks to the team at VSA for performing surgery on my bulldog who had Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. They looked after her very very well. We got plenty of updates while she was in there. Great team, amazing job!
This team is amazing and the reason my cat is still here!
We have taken our puppy to VSA for two incidents, one being a broken leg. Their service was impeccable – the staff are all wonderful to deal with and thanks to their work our pup’s broken leg healed in the best possible way after surgery. In a stressful situation, it really put our mind at ease knowing our pup was getting the best care possible. Highly recommend VSA.
Looked after my darling girl when she suddenly passed overnight. Staff and facility were great. I felt at peace leaving her with this team. Treatment towards me was very caring after she had parted.