Fetch faculty member Leslie Gallagher McMahon, CCMT, CCRT, shared her start in veterinary rehabilitation and how she can work alongside primary care veterinarians
In an interview with dvm360, Leslie Gallagher McMahon, CCMT, CCRT, CEO and founder of Two Hands Four Paws in Los Angeles, California, explained the story of how she became interested in veterinary rehabilitation and therapy medicine and why it's so important to her. She also expressed what she is looking forward to teaching attendees at the upcoming Fetch conference in Long Beach, California.
Gallagher McMahon will be delivering a joint lecture on laser therapy at our Fetch Long Beach conference taking place December 1-3, 2023. Register today to secure your spot.
The following is a partial transcript of the video.
Leslie Gallagher McMahon, CCMT, CCRT: I'd always wanted to be a veterinarian, but I was never good at math. So I knew I couldn't get into UC Davis, which is right by where I grew up...But after I realized there was nobody in California doing any form of physical therapy, I thought, you know what, I'm going to go back to school and learn how to do it myself. So at 35 I went back to school, I went to vet tech school...But then I went to human massage school, and then I went to canine massage school and then finally canine rehab school opened up.
I am so excited to be invited to talk. I am super passionate about rehab. If you could give me 10 different topics in rehab, and I could talk to you for an hour about all of them. I really want to spread the gospel of how helpful rehab is in conjunction with your regular veterinary practice.