Referring Veterinarian Testimonials

Jessica Dahlberg, DVM,MS,DACVS-LA , Bend Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center

Stride offers top notch services for both my postoperative and conservatively managed patients. I am endlessly impressed with their immense patience with each pet. Their exams are skilled, comprehensive, and thorough and their commitment to client education and satisfaction is second to none.

Excellent outcomes in veterinary surgery require a true team effort and I feel so fortunate to be able to work so closely with STRIDE.

Dave Colton, DVM  Central Oregon Veterinary Group

Stride Canine Rehab provides an extremely valuable service both to me and to my patients. My surgical and non-surgical patients who go to Stride recover more quickly and have improved function and strength. Additionally, the feedback I get from my clients is always positive.  I know I can always trust the experience and compassion that Stride’s therapists bring to my patients’ recoveries.

Client Testimonials

Kristin and Janice’s compassionate caring for our dog Mesa (5 yr) after a hip replacement and injured sciatic nerve has made a tremendous difference in her recovery. When we first brought Mesa in, we were unsure of her long term prognosis. The emotional support we received from Stride really helped us through some dark days. We were thrilled to notice improvement after the very first acupuncture session with Janice.

Janice and Kristin used multiple therapy modalities to restore nerve function and strength in Mesa’s hip, leg and foot. When she was having an off day, or when she had an unrelated paw injury, they adjusted her therapy. The atmosphere is calming, and Mesa loves the attention and treats. Janice and Kristin both are great with Mesa–playful and encouraging as well as calm when need be.

Mesa has made tremendous “strides” and has regained use of her leg. She is running, going on hikes with us, and a happy, happy dog. We’ve been provided with home exercises for strength and balance, and continued support as things improve.

We intend to continue Mesa’s pt to fine tune her strength, balance and coordination,  and recommend Stride to anyone with a dog needing rehab. ~ Joan, Bend, Oregon

We could not be happier with our Jenny dog’s program at Stride. She has shown improvement with comfort from pain. She moves with greater ease and is again playing with her toys!! She is happier and so are we!!!!!!! ~ Al and Jan, Bend, Oregon

…Kristin has been with us from the beginning of the process and I have to say her care, knowledge and professionalism have made such a difference to me and to Oliver. She is compassionate and empathetic. She has dogs and understands how we feel about ours. How much they’ve settled in our hearts. She loves our dogs along with us through the process. For me, this is what I need and I know Oliver is getting what he needs and loving it. ~ Pam,  Bend, Oregon

My Labrador Ella had to undergo back surgery and a year and a half later, hip surgery.  While I was happy that both surgical procedures took her pain away, I was very fearful about her future ability to move around freely and comfortably. The team at Stride was instrumental in helping Ella in her recovery and in providing her with a very good quality of life. They continued to adjust their rehabilitation sessions to Ella’s needs and always worked with her in the most gentle and loving way. Ella loved spending time with Janice and Kristin, and I found in Stride a team who provides the most genuine, loving, compassionate and knowledgeable care any dog owner could ever hope for. It is palpable to me that the Stride team deeply loves and understands dogs, and that the best interest of the animal is at their very core. I am forever grateful for all the support they have provided to us. THANK YOU, Janice and Kristin for making a profound difference in our lives! ~ Carol, Bend, Oregon

My miniature Schnauzer Lily was diagnosed with a compressed disk in her back. I was told that she did not need surgery because it was caught so early, but that she did need therapy. I have been taking Lily to Stride to see Dr. McConnell for several months now. Lily was in so much pain that her back was rounded. Her visits were at first weekly to relieve the pain and strengthen her legs. Now after several months of therapy she is chasing her toy balls and enjoying life again. Janice has taught me how to do the therapy at home so our visits are now once a month. Janice has changed Lily’s life and am very grateful. ~ Tina, Crescent, Oregon

…a very gentle way with dogs that makes even the most fearful or shy patient feel at ease… ~ Amber,  Bend, Oregon

If it were not for Kristin’s help with the exercise program I do with Meg I don’t think she would be working sheep soundly today. We have gone from leash walking (3 years ago) to work. Kristin has a great eye for movement. She understands the body and which parts to work to help fix a problem. She will always be a part of team Michelle and Meg. Both of my dogs have benefited greatly from their relationship with Kristin. ~ Michelle  Bend, Oregon

… He is now amazingly aware of his body – no more tripping, knocking things down or falling off equipment.  We have learned to stretch him properly, to address specific muscle needs and to properly use the equipment Kristin provides.  Kristin is a patient teacher who instructs us clearly so we are getting the most out of the exercises she designs.~ Cathy ~ Bend, Oregon

I have been highly impressed with Coal progress and would recommend Stride to any pet needing physical therapy! ~ Connie, Bend, Oregon

Stride helped my 15 year old Shitzsu-mix recover mobility after a stroke and for the last year has worked with my 15 year old husky-mix to maintain her ability to keep walking–a mile a day. Thank you Stride! ~Diana, Bend, Oregon

Compassionate, professional, the Stride team responds to the needs of the dog, drawing upon a wealth of knowledge and training.  ~ Julie, Bend, Oregon