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Our Team

Our Therapists

All therapists providing rehabilitation services to our patients have undergone extensive in-house training and have completed a formal certification program in rehabilitation. Our Massage Therapists are also certified in Canine Massage Therapy. Integrative Pet Care therapists not only treat your pet, they treat them like 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
 
 
 
 
 
 

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, CVPP

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Renee Yacoub, CVT, CCRP, CCRVN

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tami Kress, PT, DPT, (CCRP in progress)

Bio coming soon!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Michelle Adamski, BS, CVT

Michelle graduated from Michigan State University in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Technology. Physical rehabilitation has been her dream and passion since before attending to school to become a technician. Michelle looks forward to attending the Healing Oasis- Veterinary Massage & Rehabilitation Therapy program in August!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

Michelle Mason, DVM, CCRP, CVA

Dr. Mason received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2007. She is certified in canine rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee and certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Dr. Mason has a special interest in geriatric medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 cats, running, cooking, and is looking forward to exploring the Chicago area.

Location: Chicago

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

Kelli Martin, DVM, CCRP, CVAT

Kelli Martin, DVM, CCRP grew up in Delaware in a family that loved animals. From an early age, she assisted her biologist mother with raising and releasing orphaned wildlife. She began working in the veterinary field when she was young and never quite left. At the University of Delaware, she graduated with a pre-veterinary degree with a wildlife conservation minor. She spent a winter session in Tanzania, Africa in a study abroad program. She attended veterinary school in Athens, Georgia and has practiced small animal and exotic medicine in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. She became certified in rehabilitation medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2017. She has taken the step to move to Chicago to further her skills in rehabilitation and to add acupuncture, and chiropractic medicine to her repertoire. She has special interest in geriatric and feline cases. She lives with her husband, four dogs, three cats, and a flock of backyard hens.

Location: Chicago

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

Annie Ubatuba, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVSMT

Bio coming soon!

Location: Homer Glen