Dogs In Motion In Home Canine Rehabilitation & Wellness
Serving Lake County, Northern Cook County & the near Western suburbs by Veterinary referral
Here’s what the Illinois Veterinary and Physical Therapy Practice Acts are saying about Canine Rehabilitation:
Illinois Veterinary Practice Act:
Veterinarians are allowed to refer clients for alternative services such as Canine Rehabilitationperformed by non-veterinarians including Physical Therapists.
The referring Veterinarian is the case manager of the case.
Canine Rehabilitation can be performed in any location when rendered by a Physical Therapist trained inCanine Rehabilitation: within the referring Veterinarian’s facility, in a free standing facility without aVeterinarian on site, within the client’s home, etc.
Illinois Physical Therapy Practice Act: At this point in time, Physical Therapy, in Illinois, is defined as the evaluation and treatment of humans. The Practice Act currently does not include wording for animals or referrals from Veterinarians.
What does this all mean: After extensive conversations with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s (IDFPR) General Counsel, the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA), the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) and consultation with Gerald Goldberg of Goldberg & Frankenstein, LLC (a private law firm specializing in Illinois Practice Acts):
Clinicians with a Physical Therapy background can accept referrals from Veterinarians.
Physical Therapists, when working on animals, are not working under their Illinois Physical Therapy license however must maintain their own professional liability insurance.
The therapy services rendered on animals are for Canine Rehabilitation and not for “Physical Therapy” as this is a protected term.
Anyone practicing Canine Rehabilitation should have advanced training in Canine Rehabilitation and preferably, certification from either the Animal Rehab Institute in FL (CCRT) or from the University of Tennessee (CCRP).
Referring clients to Dogs In Motion is easy! Talk to your clients about canine rehabilitation with Dogs In Motion. Give them my brochure or business card. Have the client call me to schedule an appointment. I will fax a referral form to you or you may download and print a referral form to fax to Dogs In Motion.
When you refer to Dogs In Motion, rest assured, you will receive: Initial Evaluation faxed to both the referring and primary veterinarians. Excellent ongoing communication regarding the client and the plan of care. Re-enforcement of discharge instructions, restrictions and precautions. Clients referred back to you for follow-up regarding current or new issues.
My referral sources include: ABC Mobile Veterinary Service: Dr. Mel Westoupal Abell Animal Hospital: Dr. Glenn Mayer Alpine Animal Hospital: Dr. Daniel Hamblin Animal Emergency and Referral Center: Drs. Mike Podell, Aaron Jackson, Scott Averill, and Seth Ghantous Animal Emergency and Treatment Center: Dr. Kristi Sandman Animas Veterinary Clinic: Dr. Koryn Swearingen Arlington Heights Animal Hospital: Dr Heather Venn Arlington Park Veterinary Hospital: Dr. Larry Fetzer Berglund Animal Hospital: Drs. Elizabeth North and Mark Howes Bramer Animal Hospital: Dr. Tamra Rahn Broadway Animal Hospital: Dr. John Kasmersky Cairo Animal Hospital: Drs. Ben Shechter and Steven Cairo Care Animal Hospital: Dr. Peter Haase, Dr. Christina Peavey Christensen Animal Hospital: Dr. Jeffrey Moll Courtney In Home Veterinary Services: Dr. Brian Courtney Custom Veterinary Care: Dr. James Hosek Darien Animal Clinic: Dr. Michelle Priolo Elk Grove Pet Clinic: Dr. Gregory Stram Fox Animal Hospital: Drs. Robert Fox and Jeanette Lyons Fox Lake Animal Hospital: Dr. Bohdan Rudawski Glencoe Animal Hospital: Drs. Gene Koski and Sara Grogman Golf-Mil Animal Hospital: Dr. Bryan Haag Greentree Animal Hospital: Dr. Sara Estrick Hawthorne Animal Hospital: Dr. James Jorgenson Hinsdale Animal Hospital: Dr. Karen Heger Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital: Dr. Jeffrey House Kindred Spirits: Dr. Share Siwek Lakes Animal Clinic: Dr. Anne Marie Farrell Lakes Animal Hospital: Dr. John Plishka Mount Plaines Animal Hospital: Drs. Laurel Fritzen, Kimberly Ruffolo, and Karen Gadberry Mundelein Animal Hospital: Drs. Stephanie Kols and Cecelia Burke Niles Animal Hospital: Dr. Deane Strat Northbrook Animal Clinic: Drs. Jerold Needelman and Scott Jones Orphans of the Storm: Dr. Bruce Setlock Preiser Animal Hospital: Dr. Herbert Preiser Rand Road Animal Hospital: Dr. Judy Cole Riser Animal Hospital: Dr. Lisa Wardisiani St. Charles Veterinary Clinic: Dr. Jennifer Martens Uptown Animal Hospital: Dr. Gregory Whisler VCA Aurora Animal Hospital: Drs. Heidi Barnes, and Steven Abel VCA Lake Shore Animal Hospital: Dr. Wallis Hoyle Vernon Hills Animal Hospital: Drs. Stephen Barten, Molly McCullough, and Susan Sneed Village Veterinary Clinic: Dr. Lisa Whetstone Village Veterinary Practice of Western Springs: Dr. Scott Kruse VSC Surgical Referral Services: Drs. Bernard Pare, Mitch Robbins, Claude Gendreau, LeeAnn Albin, Edwin Darrin Westside Family Pet Clinic: Dr. Dawn Moglievsky Wright Animal Hospital: Dr. Bruce Kramer
Patti Triola, PT, CCRT Dogs In Motion, In Home Canine Rehabilitation & Wellness Phone: 847-949-8455 / Fax: 847-949-8456 / Cell: 224-430-3351 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org