There are few things more emotionally painful than watching an animal suffer. At Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic we provide a unique holistic healthcare service that focuses on enriching the lives of animals (and because of it their human friends) by combining Functional Medicine, Environmental Medicine, and Energy Medicine. Dr. Frick and her team specialize in promoting animal recovery from injuries, disease, and altered nutritional patterns.
“When we are looking at rehab and wellness, there are four columns for a base to be considered—motion, nutrition, recovery, and behavior,” says Dr. Frick, Chief of Staff at Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic. “We are very much a preventative practice. The younger an animal starts visiting us, the earlier we can make adjustments to his lifestyle and diet that can prevent negative things from happening in the future.”
Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic will have many specialized treatment options for animals, including an underwater treadmill, ultrasound and laser therapy, Alpha-Stim microcurrent therapy, exercise programs, and diagnostics specifically designed to create customized nutrition. All this geared to helping animals live a better, longer, happier, and pain-free life.
Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic Patients
Dr. Frick and her staff accept all new clients and case specific referrals from other doctors. This clinic does not do surgeries, vaccinations, or other traditional veterinary practice procedures.
• We rehab animals that recently had surgery, or suffer from bad backs, paresis, pain, or arthritis.
• We have a specific program to successfully help obese animals lose weight. This is important for overall health benefits and to help ease pressure and strain on their joints.
• Canine Sports Medicine is for active dogs, such as agility, racing, sporting, or working dogs. We can help the animal maintain strength and endurance while reducing stress to the body. An at-home exercise program is also recommended.
Ava Frick, DVM, CAC
"Our healthcare passion very often makes animal health impossibilities possible!" - Dr. Ava Frick
A practicing veterinarian since 1980, Dr. Ava Frick, who has been described as a visionary, broadened her horizons and was the first veterinarian in Missouri to open a physical rehabilitation practice.
Dr. Frick is considered to be the world’s leading authority in veterinary microcurrent therapy used for anxiety, stress, and depression in animals. Her other credentials include certification in Animal Chiropractic, Herbal Phytotherapy, and Aquatic Therapy. She instructs an on-line nutrition course called Building a Better Body. Her research has been published twice in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science and by Lyon’s Press for her book, Fitness in Motion.
In 2006 Ava was recognized as runner-up for the Hartz® ‘Veterinarian of the Year’ award.
We not only cater to our canine and feline friends, but also to large, small animals and exotic pets such as rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, horses, alpacas, ferrets and reptiles.
After Hours ER:
100 Chesterfield Commons East Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Call Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic at (636) 489-5350 to schedule an appointment.