A better way to heal.

Our team of certified canine rehabilitation practitioners and technicians are fully trained in a wide range of therapeutic modalities and non-invasive treatment methods aimed at finding and healing the root cause of your pet's pain and discomfort.

Learn More
Rehabilitation Therapy
Veterinary rehabilitation therapy is used to reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases, and obesity.
Laser Therapy Treatments
Laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation which decreases inflammation, pain, and can improve healing.
Water Therapy
Water therapy utilizes the buoyancy and resistance of water to reduce the impact force on injured or damaged joints and muscles which helps to relieve pain, build strength, and improve mobility.
Fitness Training
Our fitness training program is designed for healthy dogs, to improve muscle mass and strength, and to improve their general fitness level, coordination, and balance.
Post-Operative Therapy
Post Operative Therapy utilizes massage therapy, stretching of the muscles and joints, strengthening and gait retraining, and other treatments for healing and pain reduction.
Arthritis Pain Management
Physical rehabilitation utilizes manual therapy, therapeutic modalities and exercise to help relieve pain and improve joint motion.

What Our Customers Say

ARPC Collage

the power of rehabilitation therapy

The animals we bring into our lives are no longer just pets, they are family, and as such we want to keep them with us as long as possible. Giving our pets a happy, and healthy life is important not just for their overall wellbeing, but for ours as well.

Come. Stay. Heal. Rehabilitation Therapy can help improve a pet’s overall comfort and quality of life. No matter a pet’s age or condition, therapeutic care can have a positive impact.

Rehabilitation therapy can be used to:
  • Increase the speed of surgical recovery.
  • Promote weight-loss.
  • Decrease pain and discomfort.
  • Increase strength and flexibility.
  • Enhance performance.
  • Improve a pet’s overall quality of life.

If you have any questions or need to book an appointment please call us at 301-745-8975.


What is veterinary rehabilitation therapy?

Veterinary rehabilitation is a practice of veterinary medicine that promotes the management and treatment of injuries, pathologies, and functional impairments. Veterinary rehabilitation first started in the 1960s and 1970s with horses and has continued to grow. Just like in human physical therapy, the goal of canine rehabilitation is to achieve the highest level of function, independence, and quality of life possible for our patients.

Almost every pet! We treat a variety of diagnoses including pre-operative and post-operative conditions, neurologic and orthopedic dysfunctions, muscle strains or spasms, ligament sprains or tears, dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, arthritis, bursitis, and tendinopathy. We also see highly active pets and competitive athletes for conditioning and core strengthening to help prevent injury. Athletic pets demand a lot from their bodies, and we can help maximize your pet's full athletic potential.

Yes! We want every pet to get the benefits of therapeutic care including our feline patients. As fear-free professionals we strive to create a calming environment for our feline patients so they can receive the pain-relieving care they need in an environment in which they are comfortable. We incorporate low-stress handling techniques and avoid forcing or restraining to make each visit a positive experience.

Absolutely! Your pet’s success is a team effort. Once a pet has been evaluated by our veterinarian and certified rehabilitation practitioner a treatment plan will be made incorporating therapeutic care to be done in our facility as well as exercises and message care you can do at home.

While it’s true that the underwater treadmill is not for everyone, most pets (dogs and cats) take to the underwater treadmill very quickly! The warm water is soothing and fills slowly from below instead of from a faucet or hose. We strive to make it a fun and positive experience with lots of treats and even those that typically do not like water take to the underwater treadmill very well.

About Us

The Animal Rehab & Pain Center has a team of certified fear free professionals and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners as well as a DVM Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist. We are dedicated to having a positive and healing impact on our patients by improving their quality of life one paw at a time.

ARPC Referral Service

Patient care will be under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian certified in rehabilitation therapy and pain management. The pet's primary care DVM will be updated on a regular basis and a summary of findings will be sent after the patient's initial assessment. Once therapy is complete the patient will be discharged back to their primary care DVM.

Book Appointment

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

Animal Rehab & Pain Center
Funkstown, MD 21734
Improving a pet’s comfort & quality of life