Our pets are family and they should be taken care of as such. We treat all patients as if they are part of our family and extend our arms to owners who are looking for a family-oriented, professional team to give your furry friends the best care possible. You can expect friendly and compassionate service catered to your dog’s unique needs.
Canine rehabilitation is an emerging field that recognizes dogs, just like people, can benefit from a specific exercise program and other therapeutic modalities that decrease pain, improve fitness, and restore functioning. Although physical rehabilitation is not a cure for your dog’s long-term conditions, our services can help in decreasing unwanted symptoms and improving your dog’s overall quality of life.
Before you book a consultation with us, meet our team:
The face behind the business! It will be Marissa that you’ll be connecting with the most. Prince George born and raised, she started as a receptionist at Murdoch Veterinary Clinic in 2013 after completing the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Douglas College. She quickly realized she wanted to be more hands on with the animals and enrolled in Olds College and graduated in 2017 as a Registered Veterinary Technician.
While working at Murdoch Veterinary Clinic Marissa came across many pets that suffered from anxiety and aggression. These patients quickly became her favourite – her favourite part about the job is the feeling she gets when she can gain the trust of one of these special dogs. This led Marissa to her next adventure: Pet Tech on the Run. She developed a one-woman mobile business where she can provide the care that pets need in the comfort of their own home.
After 3 years of a successful mobile business she has decided to keep on going! In 2020 Marissa completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Program at the University of Tennessee and immediately paired up with Dr. Janelle Merritt at Murdoch Veterinary Clinic to bring Prince George a MUCH NEEDED new service!
Marissa is SO EXCITED to take care of all your pet’s physical rehabilitation needs. She will be fielding all of your emails, messages, questions, and concerns
Dr Janelle Merritt
Dr Janelle Merritt was born and raised in Prince George. She grew up racing sled dogs and has always had a passion for helping animals. She loves being able to enrich the lives of the animals she treats and developing relationships with her patients and their families.
Dr Merritt graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and returned to Prince George to work in small animal practice for the past 12 years. Dr Merritt has a keen interest in Orthopedics, Physical Rehabilitation and Sporting Dogs. These interests have led her to take specialized courses in fracture repair, TPLO surgery, and canine sports medicine. Furthermore, she is now providing PRP and Stem Cell Therapy at Murdoch Veterinary Clinic.
After 12 years in practice, she still feels so lucky and excited for her work which reminds her every day how fortunate she is to be following her passion. You will meet Dr. Janelle Merritt during your initial consultation.