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About Deb Saunders, DPT, MSPT, OCS, CCRP
(Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner)
It’s no secret that the “Wiz” behind the success of Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals is Deb Saunders. A graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy, Deb went on to earn a Master of Science degree (with distinction) from Quinnipiac University in orthopedic physical therapy and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee in 2008. In addition, she is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Orthopedics, served as president of the American Physical Therapy Association’s animal physical therapy section and is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Combining her love of animals with her exceptional knowledge and clinical expertise in physical therapy, “Dr. Deb” as she is known, has been rehabilitating small animals for 15-plus years—and pursued her dream 11 years ago by opening the recently expanded Wizard of Paws.
A founder and core instructor of the ONLY university-based canine physical rehabilitation certificate program (at the University of Tennessee), Deb remains passionate about delivering the message: every dog deserves the highest quality of life. A published author* and engaging speaker, she is a much sought-after expert on canine physical therapy and was featured on Good Morning America and Ask Martha’s Vet. Highly regarded, she regularly gives blockbuster seminars and lectures for veterinarians, physical therapists and AKC dog clubs. In fact, many of her “students” travel great distances to hear her speak. Look for Deb as faculty on the 2012 K9 College Cruise!
*In addition to her book, Canine Physical Therapy, Deb contributes to veterinary textbooks and is a frequent author of articles for professional journals and dog enthusiast magazines, such as Dogs Naturally, Dog Sport, Clean Run and Working Dog Digest). She has also produced four DVDs on canine conditioning and physical therapy.