Congratulations to Dr. McCauley for becoming one of the few who are Board Certified in rehabilitation, and the only one in Illinois. Dr. McCauley has been one of the pioneers of the sport, going beyond building her own business, but helping innovate and shape the entire speciality of sports medicine and rehabilitation. The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is one of the newest Board Certification specialities of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Congrats again Dr. McCauley on becoming a Diplomate of the ACVSMR!
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do TOPS clients come from?
Naturally, most of TOPS clients come from the greater Chicago area.
You may be surprised, however, at the number of clients that seek
our services from out of state. Here is a current map of the
location of TOPS' US clients. Not included below is the fact
that we also have had clients from outside the US, including both
Canada and Bermuda.
"TOPS"? Dr. Laurie McCauley opened TOPS Vet
Rehab's doors in August 1998 at a time when veterinary
rehabilitation was practically unheard of. Since that time,
Dr. McCauley has become one of the world's more recognized names in
veterinary rehabilitation, lecturing nationally and internationally
on the topic, which may be why TOPS clients come from literally all
over the country, and some from outside the country.
If you choose TOPS, your dog will be
evaluated by a licensed veterinarian,
certified in rehabilitation, veterinary
acupuncture and animal
chiropractic. As well, the treatment plan will be developed and
overseen by the veterinarian. This is critical in the case of
geriatric dogs, dogs with additional medical conditions, or simply
for peace of mind.
If you are looking for a veterinary
rehabilitation center, we welcome you to call and get a chance to
learn more about our services that the types of treatment
options that may be able to help your pet.
"All profoundly original work looks ugly at first."
- Clement Greenberg
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Featured Case - "Sting" Brian
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“Sting” is a 5 year old accomplished national level USDAA agility Border Collie. She was playing in the yard with her housemate and suffered a right ventral hip dislocation on 3/26/14 while in Florida. The veterinarians who saw Sting were able to do a closed reduction to put her hip back in place without surgery and she was placed in hobbles for two weeks to help prevent a recurrence of her injury….
Hydro-Treadmill First in the World for Canine use
When TOPS built it's pool and installed the world's first hydro-treadmill used specifically for dogs, we were sure it would be a big part of
our rehab treatments. We just didn't know how big. In fact, when we expanded our facility
in 2002, we included two underwater treadmills to keep up with the
which have been used over 6000 times since the first one was
installed. These treadmills have played an enormous part in the success of each of our Walk of Fame cases. Numerous other facilities
around the country have bought or are in the process of buying a
treadmill. We're glad to see that more and more dogs across the
country will be able to benefit from this type of therapy.