TWIN CITIES, MINN. — About 40 veterinarians working in animal rehabilitation created a new organization and set up an annual meeting.
The American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians' (AARV) mission is to promote the advancement of rehabilitation in the profession and increase public awareness of the role of veterinary rehabilitation in advanced medicine.
The group's first meeting will be Aug. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, coinciding with the International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine.
Rehabilitation is a growing business that involves practitioners as well as non-veterinarians, member Dr. Julia Tomlinson says.
"The AARV was formed to allow rehabilitation veterinarians to communicate and to collaborate on research and to further the cause of rehab in the veterinary world," she says.
AARV is registered as a nonprofit organization. A Web site is being developed. For more information, e-mail Drjulia@tcrehab.com