We are passionate about healing and rehabilitation. Our dedicated team of Doctors and Rehab Technicians are committed to creating a therapeutic experience for our patients and our clients alike. Our specialized care at Water4Dogs Rehabilitation Center is recognized by the AVMA and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, as we represent the standard in comprehensive rehabilitative care.
At Water4Dogs, we take a team-oriented approach to rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Our goal is to work closely with you, your companion, and your primary veterinarian to determine what is going on, and to develop an individualized treatment plan to promote a quick, smooth recovery. We feel that if there is an emphasis on open communication and teamwork, rehabilitation will be more successful.
Depending on the specific treatment plan, a therapy session can last anywhere from 30-60 minutes and may include hydrotherapy, cold laser therapy, manual therapies, and more. Our rehabilitation recommendations usually last anywhere from 10-20 weeks depending on the specific condition(s) being addressed. Individuals are continuously reassessed, and plans are modified according to their response to therapy. Overall, our goal is to promote the health and well-being of your pet. Fortunately, at Water4Dogs, we are able to accomplish this in a relaxed, fun environment that is enjoyable for both pets and their people. We look forward to sharing our experience with you.
Our team consists of veterinary rehabilitation technicians, client service staff and hydro therapists who all work in tandem to provide your pet with the best possible care.
Dr. Francisco DiPolo
DVM, CVA, CCRT
For over 20 years I have been blessed with the opportunity to practice doing what I love.
During my academic training at Tufts University, I became aware of the concept of integrative veterinary medicine: the combination of conventional medicine with holistic treatments to promote optimal health. This philosophy fit perfectly with my professional goals and personal beliefs and lifestyle; I felt I had found my true path…
A Certified Rehabilitation Technician, Jenni specializes in canine behavior, therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy and many other veterinary nursing skills. She is known for her ability to treat the “tough guys”
Jean Marie, LVT
A Licensed Veterinary Technician and former massage therapist, Jeanie is incredibly knowledgable and kind, she has an affinity for all animals but especially horses!
A Licensed Veterinary Technician, formally specializing in surgery, Yesenia is mastering her skills in dry therapy. She is sweet and motivated and her patients love her!
David specializes in hydrotherapy and loves rescue work. He is especially fond of Dobermans and rescue cases that require patience and sensitivity.
A Certified Rehabilitation Technician and Therapy Director, Lara specializes in soft tissue injuries and patients that struggle with anxiety. Passionate about physical therapy she is always learning!
A valued Client Service member, Jade is always a ray of sunshine and specializes in exciting patients and giving expert scratches.
A Client Service member, Meah always prioritizes the dogs and makes sure everyone is safe and comfortable. She is often snuggling a patient at the front desk while they await pick up.
A hydrotherapist, John has many years under his belt. He has worked at several New York staples such as Bonnie’s K9. He is a practitioner of Reiki.
A Client Service member, Ashley takes the lead and is always organized and meticulous. She always keeps her team supported and on track!
Meet our newest member of the team and help us welcome Beau! Luna certainly approves!