Staff of Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center

Veterinarians of Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center

Wendy Whitelaw, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

As one of Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center's canine rehabilitation practitioner, Wendy Whitelaw adapts human physical therapy techniques to increase function and mobility of dogs' joints and muscles to reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases and obesity. She is motivated by her commitment to improve the quality of life and decrease pain for the pets in our care.

Wendy earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and received her canine rehabilitation certification from the University of Tennessee. She joined our hospital in March 2003 and was a veterinary technician prior to training in canine rehabilitation.

"I have been given many opportunities to learn and excel at Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center," she says. "I love the flexibility that my job allows me with a young family at home. The management, the doctors and the staff are all very nice and so are the clients."

When not at the hospital, Wendy enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends. She has two English bulldogs named Duke and Caesar and two cats named Dixie and Turtle.

April Rivers, Veterinary Technician, & Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

April Rivers has been part of the Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center team for about eight years. She wears many hats, with responsibilities ranging from phlebotomy and triage, to assisting our veterinarians and aiding our canine patients during rehabilitation.

"I love being able to help the animals," she says.

A lover of travel and shopping, April shares her home with two feline friends, Ping and Oliver.

Christina Campbell, Veterinary Technician & Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

Christina Campbell joined Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center in October 2014, bringing 15 years of experience in animal care. Her responsibilities include assisting our veterinarians with therapy and with client education.

"It's really nice to enjoy what you do and the people you do it with every day," she says. "The staff and doctors are very welcoming; there is a family vibe here which is great."

With her level head and eagerness to learn new things, Christina enjoys all aspects of her job. "Being there for a pet and their owner when they need it most," however, tops the list. She is inspired by physical therapy for pets and hopes to continue her education in the field.

Christina has two dogs, Pepa and Chloe, and two tabby cats, Weedge and Theo. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, canoeing, camping, biking, and going on long walks with her dogs.

Veterinarians of Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center

Stephanie Durante, Small Animal Massage Therapist

Compassionate and positive, Stephanie Durante assists Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center's canine rehabilitation practitioners. Her responsibilities include monitoring pets' recovery process and helping to decrease pain and improve quality of life. Stephanie has a certificate in animal behavior and training and she joined our team in April 2012. She is Certified in Canine Massage Therapy having studied at the Bancroft School.

"At Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center we have great clients, excellent patients," she says. "Our doctors are caring and knowledgeable and our technicians are hard-working and compassionate."

Stephanie has a Yorkshire terrier. When she isn't working, she enjoys motorcycle rides and walks with her dogs.