Because Your Experience Matters


My goal in life is to be as good as the
person my dog already thinks I am.

Professional Testimonials

“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.” 

~ Jessica Dahlberg, DVM, DACVS

“Finding an internship site to complete your CCRT training can be nerve wracking. Janice McConnell, DVM, CCRT, cVMA and Kristin Wolter, CVT, CCRA, CCFT, as well as their support folks, at Stride Canine Rehabilitation and Fitness Center in Bend Oregon were welcoming from the first day. Throughout my time in their wonderful facility, everyone took time explain clinical reasoning, discuss treatment options, and demonstrate evaluation and treatment techniques with patience and care. Their patients cover a wide range of diagnoses, which provides an important education experience for the CCRT in training. There was incredible value in watching several people work through cases. In addition, seeing a private practice with the type of referral base, case load, location, etc. that you may be working in can be enlightening for business modeling, flow, scheduling, as well as case management. Stride was an amazing place to learn and apply clinical skills but also learn the practical side of running a business in the rehabilitation sector.”

~Dana Reid DPT, CCRT

Client Testimonials

“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…” ~ Pam

“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.” ~ Carol

“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

“Both of my dogs have benefited greatly from their relationship with Kristin.” ~ Michelle