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About Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center

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Saint Petersburg-based, Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center, housed within Central Animal Hospital, was established in March 2004 as the first full-service canine rehabilitation center in the Saint Petersburg/Tampa Bay area. Our rehabilitation center is a 500 square foot facility that offers Central Florida pet owners individualized rehabilitation plans. Our goal is to help injured, post-surgical, and arthritic dogs recover to live less painful, more active lifestyles.

Canine Rehabilitation Services

Our rehabilitation and physical therapy services include:

  • Hydrotherapy

    • Heated Swim Tank

    • Underwater treadmill and swim tank

  • Dryland exercise area with stairs

    • Ramps and Stairs for specific exercises

    • Cavaletti rails for range of motion exercises

    • Thera-ball therapy

  • Hot moist heat therapy

  • Low level (cold) laser therapy

  • Therapeutic massage therapy

  • Limited chiropractic therapy


We also offer cutting edge stem cell and other regenerative therapies in conjunction with our canine rehabilitation services.

Pet owners appreciate our patient, one-on-one instruction for both them and their pets, so they know how to help them heal at home.
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Benefits Of Hydrotherapy For Canine Rehabilitation

Dogs show signs of pain in weird ways sometimes. They typically get sluggish while trying to push through an injury. If you notice something may be wrong with your dog, hydrotherapy could help. This form of therapy allows dogs to rebuild muscle tone in a comfortable environment. There is less weight put onto joints when you’re in the water. This eases some of the pressure and pains your furry friend may endure during therapy. The benefits include reduced pain, improved mobility, and increased energy. Just because your dog is aging doesn’t mean they need to slow down. With just a few health improvements, your dog could have their “puppy” personality back. Furthermore, this kind of therapy offers a fun alternative compared to normal forms.

Orthotics And Cart Fitting Services

Our facility offers orthotics and cart fitting services. We measure your dog and order canine orthopedic products made to fit from specialty companies around the country. Once your dog has been fitted, we work closely with them to rehab their limbs and ensure they are mobile.

Mark Brown, DVM, CCRP

Dr. Brown is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). He secured his canine rehabilitation training and certification through the Canine Rehabilitation Program at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Our center offers many of these cutting-edge treatment programs to you and your pet under his supervision and guidance.

Contact Us

Everyone here at Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center would like to invite you, your family, and your special family member to check out our facility. Feel free to browse our website to learn more about canine rehab and our dedication to you and the services we provide. Contact us online with any questions or give us a call at (727) 677-9500.

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