Director, Physical Therapy ServicesCaroline Adrian, PT, PhD, CCRP
School: Colorado State University, PhD, Canine Biomechanics
Carrie received her BS in Biology in 1994 from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from North Georgia College in 1999. She received her PhD in Canine Biomechanics, the first degree of its kind in the country, from Colorado State University, with a research focus related to electromyography and the canine cruciate ligament. She was among the first to be certified as a canine rehabilitation practitioner from the University of Tennessee and served as faculty in the certificate program until 2004. Carrie has participated in a number of continuing education seminars on animal rehabilitation, both as a participant and lecturer since 1998 and has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of veterinary rehabilitation. She is a contributor to several textbooks including Canine Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy, Veterinary Clinics of North America and the Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. She presently serves as Vice President for the Animal Special Interest Group within the American Physical Therapy Association. Carrie is the Director of Rehabilitation Services for VCA Animal Hospitals and directs the Physical Therapy Department at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado in Loveland, Colorado.
Next to her job, Carrie’s family is her passion and she loves spending time with her husband, two sons and 5 ‘fur’ children (3 dogs, 2 horses). You may also find her on the tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, camping or travelling.