VEAZIE, Maine — Veazie Veterinary Clinic announced that Licensed Veterinary Technician Heather Sprague has earned certification as a canine rehabilitation practitioner. Sprague is one of only two certified canine rehabilitation practitioners in Maine.
Sprague completed training and requirements for certification at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tenn., in June.
Sprague joined Veazie Veterinary Clinic in May 2009 after earning a degree in physical therapy — for humans — from the University of Vermont.
“When at college for human physical therapy, I was assigned to write a report on my ‘dream job,’” recalled Sprague. ”I wrote that, if anything were possible, I would provide physical therapy for animals.”
Shortly after graduating the University of Vermont, Sprague returned to school to become a veterinary technician.
Veazie Veterinary Clinic provides Sprague with the tools to continue her dream and successfully treat animals in need of physical therapy. Veazie Vet purchased an adjacent building in February 2011 to build its Animal Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, which opened in August 2011.
The rehab center features an aquatic treadmill, massage therapy, chemotherapy, reproducing and breeding services, and weight-loss programs.