About Us


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.

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