Janice McConnell obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2003 from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Including her internship in emergency and critical care, Janice has worked as an emergency medicine veterinarian for 14 years. Sparked by a strong interest in pain management and opportunities to vastly improve the quality of life for aging and post-operative pets, Janice has devoted the last several years of her career focused in the field of physical rehabilitation. She obtained certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (cVMA) in 2014, and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) through the Canine Rehab Institute (CRI) in 2016. She operated her own mobile rehabilitation and acupuncture business in Denver, Colorado before returning to Bend, Oregon to join Stride in 2017, where she is excited to help pets live more comfortable and active lives.
Kristin Wolter is a certified veterinary technician who has been working in canine physical rehabilitation since 2008 when she obtained her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant credentials from the Canine Rehab Institute. Additionally, she has her certification in canine fitness through FitPAWs’/University of Tennessee’s Master Trainer certification program. Kristin is passionate about fear free/force free dog training both in and out of her professional life. She also enjoys hiking, dog agility, herding, camping and photography in her “down” time.
Certified veterinary technician, Rachelle Hein joined Stride in November, 2020. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison College in 2003. After moving to Oregon in 2014, she worked in small animal emergency medicine, and developed a strong interest in veterinary physical rehabilitation after agreeing to foster an injured border collie/whippet mix who wound up needing surgery on his hip. Rachelle is also a proponent of fear-free, force-free handling techniques.
Outside of work, Rachelle enjoys reading and writing fiction and exploring the outdoors with her Australian Shepherds, Misha and Rowena, and Border/Whippet Kevin Tran.
Sean Scaramuzzo comes from the great state of Texas. He was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, grew up playing soccer and other sports, played saxophone all through school, received a Bachelors in Music Business from the University of Texas in 2004, and eventually followed the path of the Chiropractic Life.
Dr. Sean has been practicing in the State of Oregon since April of 2010, and landed in Central Oregon in August of 2012. As of August 2018, he received his Certification in Animal Chiropractic from his Alma Mater, Parker University. Dr. Sean is now truly able to provide support to the entire family!
When Dr. Sean is not giving adjustments to his people and four legged friends, Sean and his lovely wife Melissa, enjoy the outdoors here in Central Oregon, take time to visit the local breweries and fabulous restaurants, and spend time with family and friends. And if you love dogs, you can get a little extra therapeutic love from his black lab, Guinness.