Welcome to Wilmington Animal Fitness
and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington NC 
"Changing Lives One Step At a Time"

Call us at (910) 398-6436

Physical therapy and rehabilitation are a new specialty on the forefront of cutting edge advances in veterinary medicine. Treatment involves a patient specific regimen of modalities and exercises such as agility and gait re-education, balance and proprioception training, use of heat and cold, use of therapeutic laser, and use of prosthetics/orthotics or assistive devices such as carts. Animal rehabilitation transforms the way dogs and cats recover from surgery, injury, and other debilitating diseases.

re·ha·bil·i·ta·tion  (rē-‘hə-bil’-ə-tā’-shən)

n. Restoration to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education.

Post-surgical patients improve 50% faster than patients without rehabilitation.

One in five dogs has osteoarthritis, and 90% of cats over the age of 12 suffer silently with the same disease. All can benefit from rehabilitation.

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We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (910) 398-6436 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Wilmington rehab clinic is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below!

At Wilmington Animal Fitness and Rehabilitation Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Wilmington Rehab Clinic | Wilmington Animal Fitness and Rehabilitation Center | (910) 398-6436

3720 Federal Park Drive
Wilmington, NC 28412


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Founder: Dianne Logan (retired)

    Dianne retired in 2020 but was the founder of Wilmington Animal Fitness and Rehabilitation Center at Needham Animal Hospital.  She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College and became certified in rehabilitation after completing course work at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. In order to obtain her certification as a rehab practitioner, Dianne had to successfully complete postgraduate coursework covering various orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and their treatment. 

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  • Nathan Nathan Faul, RVT, CCRP
    Medical and Rehabilitation Manager

    Nate, the manager of our Rehabilitation and Medical Teams, joined the Needham Family in April of 2020.  He is from Dayton, OH and relocated here to work with us!  He comes with 8 years veterinary experience as an RVT and CCRP and his education comes from Sinclair Community College in applied sciences.  He shares his home with 3 cats (Pete, Dexter and Cao) and his French Bulldog, Larry, and his boyfriend Will.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, bike rides and gardening.  He is looking to pursue his VTS (Physical Rehabilitation) and certification in Companion Animal Pain Management. 

  • Leif Carlisle
    Medical and Rehabilitation Team Member

    Leif joined our Needham team in October, 2019 after moving to Wilmington from Starkville, Mississippi. She holds a master's degree in animal physiology from Mississippi State University and has worked in the veterinary field since 2011. Leif is currently attending classes to obtain her degree in veterinary technology and is on course to become a NC Registered Veterinary Technician.  Her long term goal is to become a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner through the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Leif shares her home with her cat, Mogli, and enjoys reading in her spare time.  She was our employee of the month in March of 2020!

  • Tayler Bly
    Rehabilitation Team Member

    Tayler graduated from South Granville High School in Creedmore, NC in 2014 and is originally from nearby Sneads Ferry. She joined our Needham family to work in boarding and daycare in October, 2018. Tayler's love of all animals is evident and her job responsibilities were expanded in July, 2019 to include learning about animal rehabilitation and how to assist in caring for patients with a variety of physical impairments. When she's not working to help animals, Tayler enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and playing soccer.  She was our employee of the month twice!  Once in January of 2019 and once in June of 2020!


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "In July, 2010, my little dachshund, Duke, had back surgery and he was not able to walk for eight months. I went everywhere to find help for him and on March 31, 2011, I found Dianne Logan at Wilmington Animal Fitness & Rehabilitation Center. Now Duke is walking after four weeks and 12 treatments!"
    Alice K
  • "My sweet dog has been partially paralyzed as a result of a spinal cord insult. She is currently at Wilmington Animal Fitness & Rehabilitation Center with Dianne Logan, CCRP. "Little-D" has received balance/coordination exercises; electrical stimulation to her weakened muscles; therapy laser to her painful joints and most recently, is beginning hydrotherapy-treadmill. What I appreciate most is the involvement I am allowed. I am with "Little-D" throughout her therapy and am able to learn techniques to use as home exercises for the days she does not attend rehab."
    Jayne B.
  • "My poodle, Gucci has been diagnosed with IVDD. My vet referred us to Dianne Logan at Wilmington Animal Rehab in lieu of surgery. He is doing great, thanks to Dianne. He is now on a laser treatment maintenance schedule and is responding well to the treatments. Thank you, Dianne"

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