Rehabilitation Staff

Staff of Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center

Wendy Whitelaw

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Wendy Whitelaw

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.

Lyn T. Garson

Certified Veterinary Technician & Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Lyn T. Garson

Lyn T. Garson, CVT, CCRP is a Certified Veterinary Technician with over 30 years of experience in small animal general practice. Several years ago, she completed a specialty certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine. Although not limited to canines, she holds a special interest in physical rehabilitation for felines as well. Lyn also recently completed certification in Medical Massage for Animals and is a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist through the Bancroft School of Massage.

Lyn is a founding member and Administrative Officer for the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) where she manages a team of over 125 veterinarians and technicians nationwide. NVRT is the primary federal resource for veterinary medical support during disasters and national special security events.

Also a freelance writer and photographer, Lyn is the recipient of multiple national awards for her writing and Technically Speaking column published in Our Companions News. Lyn is the former vice president of the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association and a recipient of its leadership award.

In her spare time, Lyn enjoys long distance bicycle touring, triathlon, hiking, and recently even survived a first skydive!

April Rivers

Veterinary Technician, & Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

April Rivers has over 9 years of experience in veterinary medicine, and 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. April is also certified in both laser therapy and stem cell processing.

"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.

Sharon Crump


Sharon is one of the first people to greet you upon entering Lloyd Animal Medical Center. As a receptionist, Sharon schedules appointments, answers phones, checks patients in and out, and helps keep our practice organized and running smoothly. She loves meeting new patients, and watching old patients progress and improve. Sharon has 6.5 years of experience in the animal care field prior to joining our team in March of 2017. She finds the level of compassion and care during the recovery process within our rehabilitation center extremely rewarding.

When she isn’t working, Sharon loves entertaining, cooking, and baking for family and friends. Some of her hobbies include road trips, exploring new areas, beach visits regardless of the season, and rooting on the Bruins, Red Sox! Sharon also cares for two dogs of her own, a West Highland Terrier named Lily and Cairn Terrier named Gunner.