Advice for veterinarians with clients reluctant to take their pets to rehab


In a dvm360® interview, Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, shared why clients may be hesitant to take their pets to rehabilitation, plus how you can proactively change this.

At the Fetch dvm360® conference in San Diego, Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, outlined reasons clients may be reluctant to send their pets to rehabilitation and noted why this may be your calling to get rehabilitation certified.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Matthew Brunke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA: Sometimes there's not a rehab facility in your area, so [clients] have to send [their pets] far away. But the thing is, you can go and get rehab certified [and] your team can whether it's you hire a PT—if a state allows that—or fantastic technicians and even assistants can [get rehab certified] and our veterinarians [can] as well. So if you have trouble sending clients away for rehab, maybe that's a sign that your town, your community needs somebody to be their rehab advocate, and that should be you.

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