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.

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.
During undergraduate school in 2001 Sean had received consistent care for numbness in his left arm, and a few months later for a severe car accident. He discovered how powerful chiropractic care is as he achieved a greater quality of life from his chiropractic care. It was more than just pain relief for him as he began to perform better in soccer, have more energy, and sleep much better at night. After graduating in 2004 Sean continued his education in human sciences and other prerequisites to get into Parker University, and enrolled in September of 2006. Sean graduated from Parker University in September of 2009 and received a Bachelor’s in Health and Wellness, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Sean has been practicing in the State of Oregon since April of 2010, and landed in Central Oregon in August of 2012.
A few years ago, Sean noticed that many of his human patients had 4-legged family members that could benefit from chiropractic services as well. Therefore, in 2017 Sean decided to complete his training and certification for Animal Chiropractic as well. 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.

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