Meet the friendly staff at Wilmington Animal Fitness and Rehabilitation Center!
Dianne 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. Earning her CCRP is the result of much effort and dedication to helping animals. Her professional experience with animals includes working with both large and small animal practices with an emphasis on alternative treatments. Dianne founded the rehab center at Needham Animal Hospital in 2011 and has been recognized as a "pioneer" in laser therapy for her work with exotic animals. Dianne has twice been published for her photobiomodulation work with lasers. Dianne and her husband, Bill, love animals and share their home with their dogs, donkeys and chickens.
Tricia joined the WAFRC team in August of 2014. She is a licensed occupational therapist assistant and worked for the Rowan County school system for six years before finding her true passion of helping animals in need. She is certified in laser therapy and was certified in rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine's CCRP program in December, 2014. Her interests include conservative treatments and alternative therapies. Tricia shares her home with her dogs, horse,donkey and chickens.