Director, Physical Therapy ServicesConnie S. Schulte
School: University Of Tennessee School Of Veterinary Medicine, CCRT
Connie S. Schulte, DPT, CCRP
Dr. Schulte graduated in 1983 from the University of Kansas Medical Center with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Creighton University in 2003 graduating Summa Cum Laude. After working on human patients for 16 years, Dr. Schulte pursued animal rehabilitation and was among the first graduating class receiving a Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation from the University Of Tennessee School Of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Schulte has completed additional training in rehabilitation of the Canine Athlete and Osteopathic Techniques for Small Animals. She has provided rehabilitation services at VCA Mission since 1999. Dr. Schulte has lectured locally and regionally and has authored or co-authored articles in both human physical therapy and animal rehabilitation.
Dr. Schulte is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedic Section of the APTA. She is the Kansas liaison for the Animal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section. She is also a member of the American Canine Sports Medicine Association.
Dr. Schulte specializes in rehabilitation of animals following injury or surgery, as well as geriatric pets, performance dogs, and weight management. She has extensive training in manual therapy and canine exercise. Her special interests include canine athletes as she trains and shows her own dogs in obedience, rally, conformation, tracking, and agility.