Dear Colleagues,

We would like to introduce you to the Animal Rehab & Wellness Center located in Pace, FL!

We offer a state of the art facility and the latest in rehabilitation equipment.

Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience for your clients and the best treatment for your patients. We will utilize a variety of treatment modalities in order to optimize recovery, relieve discomfort, achieve optimal performance, and improve quality of life.

Collaboration with our staff provides you the opportunity to offer extended services to your clients. Rehab will speed post-op recovery rates by up to 50%, provide a care path for non-surgical cases, address aging issues and provide fitness activities for overweight pets. We will also provide your clients with a home care program, and refer back to you when needed for rechecks, medications, and diet recommendations.

Post-Operative Rehabilitation - If a patient is recovering from a traumatic injury or orthopedic surgery, we will consult with you to create an Individualized Rehabilitation Plan for recovery. Treatment modalities will be determined based on referring medical needs. The pet’s return to function and comfort are our primary concerns.

Non-Surgical Rehabilitation - If surgery is not an option we will consult with you to develop an Individualized Rehabilitation Plan to increase strength, improve coordination, and relieve pain. It is estimated that 20% of dogs have osteoarthritis, and physical rehabilitation will improve range of motion, prevent muscle atrophy, and reduce or eliminate the need for pain medications, steroids, and NSAIDS. Rehab is also an excellent option for overweight pets to facilitate weight loss.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Fibrocartilaginous Embolism

  • Post-Op Orthopedic Surgeries such as CCL repairs, FHO, Luxating Patella, Fractures, Total Hip Replacement

  • Degenerative Myelopathy, Cervical Spondylomyelopathy, Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis

  • Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Luxation

  • Obesity

Services & Therapeutic Equipment

  • PetSafe Underwater Treadmill

  • DogTread Dry Treadmill

  • FitPaws Therapeutic Exercises

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

  • Companion Class IV Therapeutic Laser

  • Acupuncture

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine


Dr. Chris Lewis joined the Animal Rehab & Wellness Center in 2015.  He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  While at the University of Florida, he also earned a masters degree in biogeochemistry.  

 Dr. Lewis continued his education by attending the Chi Institute and is one of Pensacola's only certified veterinary acupuncturist.  His dedication to furthering his knowledge lead him to the Canine Rehabilitation Institute where he became a canine rehabilitation specialist.  Now Dr. Lewis has graduated from the Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy Certification Program, where he learned veterinary chiropractic techniques.  Dr. Lewis can offer a unique blend of traditional and alternative veterinary medicine.

 When he isn't working, Dr. Lewis enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.  He is the proud owner of a German shepherd named Lucy and two cats, Sela and Josey.  Dr. Lewis is also an accomplished fisherman and wildlife artist.


DVM Referrals - We will consult with you regarding your patient’s case. A completed referral form, accurate diagnosis, radiographs and lab work will help us develop a rehabilitation plan specific to your patient’s needs. All of our equipment can accommodate pets weighing up to 200 pounds.

Benefits to You – Increase your patient’s post-op recovery rate, increase client satisfaction, offer additional services to your clients. We will always refer back to you for rechecks, medications, and special diets.

We are open for visitations for you and your staff.  Attached information includes:  Brochure, DVM Referral Form, and Business Card.
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For further information email or call 850.889.2557

Click below to download our referral form, brochure and business card.