New Rehabilitation Program at North Nowra Vets

We are pleased to introduce our new rehabilitation service at North Nowra Veterinary Hospital.

Dr Montana Mays has joined the team to provide her expertise in rehabilitation programs that assist dogs and cats during the recovery process from injuries, surgery and musculoskeletal conditions.

A little bit about Montana

Montana wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 4 years old. She completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science through the University of Sydney before working at a mixed practice vet clinic in South Australia.

She then moved to the United Kingdom to work as a locum veterinarian and it is during this time she realised that her passion in the veterinary world was specifically in animal rehabilitation and canine behaviour. While overseas she undertook further training in canine behaviour through Absolute Dogs UK, becoming an accredited Pro Dog Trainer. 

Since returning to Australia, Montana had pursued her desire to work as a rehabilitation veterinarian. She has worked as the Head Rehabilitation Veterinarian at Illawarra Animal Rehabilitation while completing the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) course through the University of Tennessee. 

Having grown up in the Southern Highlands, Montana is keen to bring these animal rehabilitation and behaviour services to the region and has joined forces with Rachel Mahoney (Canine Osteopath) to establish the Animal Wellness and Performance Clinic in the Southern Highlands, NSW. Treatments are currently mobile, but watch this space in 2020

When not working, Montana will be found either in the agility arena running her two Border Collies, Tilly and Kozi, or in the dog room working on their conditioning/fitness programs. She is a country girl at heart and looks forward to providing these services to clients of North Nowra and Jervis Bay Vets.

Some of conditions treated through rehabilitation include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cruciate surgeries
  • Patella luxation
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Spinal surgeries
  • Elbow and hip dysplasia
  • Shoulder instability
  • Acute and chronic injuries

Rehabilitation is just as important for humans as it is for pets. It helps our furry friends build strength, flexibility, range of motions and reduce pain and discomfort. If you would like to know more about our rehabilitation services please contact North Nowra Veterinary Hospital on 4423 1688.