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Our Team

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 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 an advanced canine massage certification program through the Chicago School of Canine Massage and she is a Nationally Certified Canine Massage Therapist through the NBCAAM.

Location: Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
 

Valerie Williams, PT, DPT, 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 a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee with Northeast Seminars.

Location: Homer Glen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Location: Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Location: Homer Glen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Laura Krill, CCRA

Laura has worked in the veterinary field for over 13 years. She has completed her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

Location: Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Katie Neforos, CVT, CCRVN

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 Veterinary Nurse through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

Location: Homer Glen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Erin Kowalski, CCMT, CCRA

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 holds her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

Location: Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lindsey Gavel, CCRA, CCMT

Lindsey has spent her entire life working with animals - from dogs and cats, to horses and hermit crabs. She is certified in Canine Massage through the Chicago School of Canine Massage (with the ultimate goal of a NBCAAM certification in the future) and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

Location: Chicago
 
 
 
 

Renee Yacoub, CCRP, CCRA

Renee received a BS in Zoology in 1998 and worked as a Veterinary Technician for over 10 years in NYC. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee with Northeast Seminars and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

Location: Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Location: Homer Glen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 

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

Dr. Amber Ihrke was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and double majored in Biology and Veterinary science at the University of Nevada-Reno. In 1996, she graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She is certified in Canine Rehabilitation from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute, Veterinary Spinal Manipulation from The Healing Oasis and Veterinary Pain Management from the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management. In 2017, she was accepted into the residency program of The College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Ihrke is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians and is on the faculty of The Healing Oasis. In her free time, she keeps busy with her husband, four daughters and two dogs. She enjoys competing in triathlons and running.

Location: Homer Glen

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

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, neurologic rehabilitation and chronic orthopedic issues. Dr. Ridley is currently on the board of Bialy's Wellness Foundation, teaches for Canis Bodyworks and is President of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

Location: Chicago

Memberships: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, 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 has two children, two dogs, and five geckos. In what free time she has left she enjoys volleyball and reading and has taken up running.

Location: Chicago

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

Melissa Trupia, DVM, CCRP

Dr. Melissa Trupia earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She then completed a 1 year rotating internship in New York City with Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists. She has worked in general practice since that time and has come to the realization that so many of her patients could benefit from physical rehabilitation and integrative medicine. Dr. Trupia became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee and is looking forward to becoming certified in acupuncture and spinal manipulation in the near future. In her free time, Dr. Trupia enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids, watching movies, quilting, and running.

Location: Homer Glen

Memberships: American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians