Have you ever considered rehabilitation for your pet? Rehab can improve the quality of life for your pet and strengthen the bond between you and your pet. Through physical therapy and integrative veterinary approaches we can improve muscle mass, aid in healing injuries, restore quality of life to geriatric patients, help with obesity, help post-op surgery, and neurological or otherwise compromised dogs and cats.
services provided at our rehabilitation center
Owner's and their pet meet with Dr. Liv first for a Rehabilitation Consultation. At this time Dr. Liv does an assessment of your pet and discusses goals with you. Dr. Liv will create a custom program to fit your pet's needs and do an initial rehabilitation appointment with you. With all programs we work to fit your needs. If you would like to schedule a Rehabilitation Consultation with Dr. Liv click here or call 815.338.0132.
Liv Kismartoni, DVM, MPH, CVSMT, CCRP, CVA
Dr. Liv earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s Veterinary School in 2010.
As a former professional dog trainer, and competitor in dog sports, she followed her passion and earned certifications in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute, physical rehabilitation (similar to physical therapy for humans), and veterinary spinal manipulative therapy (animal chiropractic). She uses her certifications to help integrate other ways of practicing medicine, alongside conventional medicine. As a physical rehabilitation doctor, she uses therapeutic exercises, underwater treadmill, massage and laser therapy, as well as acupuncture and chiropractic treatment to help dogs and cats with musculoskeletal and neurologic diseases. These range from recovering from surgical procedures, to helping with weight management and arthritis. She also successfully manages internal medicine diseases, such as kidney disease, with integrative medicine. Working and sporting dog owners seek Dr. Liv out to help keep their dogs in top performance levels.