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Our Team

Our Doctors

Our doctors come from a variety of disciplines, bringing their collective experience and expertise to the field of rehabilitation. They are trained and certified in animal rehabilitation, acupuncture and chiropractic/VSMT. Among them are teachers for the nation's top rehab training programs and liaisons and board members of leading veterinary and animal welfare organizations. Our veterinarians oversee and manage all care at Integrative Pet Care, collaborating with referring veterinarians, pet owners, Physical Therapists, Animal Rehabilitation Therapists and Massage Therapists to provide the highest caliber of rehabilitative care.
 
 

Megan Ridley, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT

Dr. Ridley received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 2001. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the Chi Institute, and certified as a Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist through The Healing Oasis. Dr. Ridley has a special interest in geriatric medicine, hospice care and the treatment of chronic medical conditions. Dr. Ridley is currently on the board of Bialy's Wellness Foundation, teaches for the Chicago School of Canine Massage and is Communications Director for the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

Memberships: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management

Rosemary LoGiudice, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVSMT, CAC

Following her graduation from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, Dr. LoGiudice has 30 years of veterinary experience predominately in companion animal, equine and sports medicine. Her desire to help companion animals realize an improved quality of life inspired her to receive her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Additionally, she is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and a Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist through The Healing Oasis, where she is now an instructor in their program. In 2016, Dr. Rosemary LoGiudice became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. LoGiudice is also a faculty member at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and immediate past president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

Memberships: American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, College of Animal Chiropractic, American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, American Canine Sports Medicine Association

Amber Ihrke, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVSMT, CAC

Dr. Amber Ihrke, born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, received a Bachelor’s degree in 1992 from the University of Nevada-Reno and in 1996 received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She moved to the Chicago area right after graduation and practiced in small animal and emergency medicine before focusing on Integrative medicine. She is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also certified as a Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist through The Healing Oasis and Animal Chiropractic through the College of Animal Chiropractors. Dr. Ihrke received her certification from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She is currently working toward certification in Chinese herbal medicine. In her free time she keeps busy with her husband and four daughters and enjoys competing in triathlons.

Memberships: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, American Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
 
 

Deanne Zenoni, DVM, CVA, CVSMT, CAC, CVMRT

Dr. Deanne Zenoni received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 2003. Since then she has worked in general practice, emergency medicine and animal rehabilitation with dogs, cats and exotics. She has also worked with a variety of wildlife and zoo animals in the past, including time spent at the Taronga Zoo in Australia. Dr. Zenoni is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She is certified in Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy and Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy through the Healing Oasis, where she is also an instructor, and Animal Chiropractic through the College of Animal Chiropractors. In addition to her many professional achievements and interests, Dr. Zenoni is married with two children, three dogs, and five geckos. In what free time she has left she enjoys volleyball and reading and has taken up running.

Memberships: American College of Animal Chiropractors, American Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Managment, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians

Arlene Rodriguez, DVM, CCRT

Dr. Arlene O. Rodriguez is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist with approximately 25 years of veterinarian experience in general practice. She is currently pursuing training in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine. She was born and raised in Illinois and received her bachelor degree from Loyola University and received her doctorate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Through her experiences in daily practice Dr. Rodriguez realized that there was a great need for Rehabilitation Therapy to enable her to improve the quality of life for her patients. This was the driving force for her to obtain her CCRT through The Canine Rehabilitation Institute and pursue certification in veterinary acupuncture. When not doing rehabilitation and working at her general practice she spends time with her husband, two teenage children and her two dogs Cookie and Rascal. Her interests include tennis, golf and reading.

Memberships: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association

Lisa Starr, DVM, CCRP, CVA, CVSMT

After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, Dr. Starr completed a rotating internship, practiced general medicine, and was the head of the Physical Rehabilitation Department at a busy specialty, emergency, and general medicine hospital on the East Coast over the course of 4.5 years. More recently, she worked at a comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation Clinic in the Chicago area for 5 years prior to joining Integrative Pet Care. Dr. Starr is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and a Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist through The Healing Oasis. In her free time, Dr. Starr enjoys spending time with her dog Ducky and cat Spyder, getting outdoors, traveling, running, skiing, and participating in triathlons.

Memberships: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
 
 
 
 
 

Emily Hubbard, DVM, CVA

Dr. Emily Hubbard was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She has been working in emergency medicine for several years in the Chicagoland area and in Wisconsin. She became interested in Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine and earned her certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2011 through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She has received additional training in acupuncture and TCVM and is currently studying herbal medicine through the Chi Institute. Dr. Hubbard has an interest in holistic medicine for the treatment of patients with chronic and acute conditions and strives to learn new ways to improve their quality of life. Dr. Hubbard resides in Chicago with her senior kitty, Winnie, and rescue pit bull, Nellie. In her free time she enjoys running, swimming, cycling, yoga, and experiencing delicious cuisine at many of the great restaurants in Chicago.

Our Therapists

Our team of therapists include Physical Therapists, Veterinary Technicians, Athletic Trainers and Canine Massage Therapists. All therapists providing rehabilitation services to our patients have undergone extensive in-house training and have completed (or are in the process of) a formal certification program. Our Massage Therapists are certified in Canine Massage Therapy. Integrative Pet Care therapists not only treat your pet, they treat them as they would their own.
 
 
 
 

Emma Widmark, BSPT, CCRP, CCMT

Emma has a background practicing as a physiotherapist in Sweden. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee with Northeast Seminars. Emma has also completed and advanced canine massage certification program through the Chicago School of Canine Massage and she is a Nationally Certified Canine Massage Therapist through the NBCAAM.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Valerie Williams, PT, DPT, ATRIC, CCRP

Valerie Williams graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Valerie is certified in aquatic therapy through the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee with Northeast Seminars.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Francisco Maia, PT, DPT, CCRT

Francisco holds his doctorate in Physical Therapy and has a background in human sports medicine and rehabilitation. Francisco is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doris Martinkus, CCRA, CCMT

Doris is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and completed an advanced canine massage certification program through the Chicago School of Canine Massage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tiffany Helphingstine, CCRA

Tiffany has a background working as a technician in general veterinary practice. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Anna Alberth, CVT, CCRA

Anna is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Katie Neforos, CVT, CCRA

Katie graduated in 2008 from The Veterinary Technical Institute at Fox College with her associates degree and certification in Veterinary Technology and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Laura Krill (CCRA in progress)

Laura has worked in the veterinary field for over 13 years. She is currently pursuing her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and has completed all coursework and in-house training at IPC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Katie Sulzmann, CVMRT, ATC

Katie graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She has a background working in the sports medicine field. She is a Certified Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapist through the Healing Oasis and a Certified Athletic Trainer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Erin Kowalski, CCMT (CCRA in progress)

Erin is a Nationally Certified Canine Massage Therapist (NCCMT) and Reiki Practitioner, a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP), a Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) Practitioner, and a Certified Practitioner Member of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). Erin has started the process of obtaining certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
 
 
 
 
 

Allison Brudney, CPDT

Alison Brudney graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Animal Science. In 2006 Allison became a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. In August of 2008, Allison became certified in Canine Myotherapy through Midstates Myotherapy.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adena Hawkins, CCMT

Adena attended University of Illinois in Urbana and received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1999. In August 2014, Adena combined her background in animal science with Canine Massage Therapy through the Chicago School of Canine Massage.