Physical rehabilitation is a highly beneficial component to your pet living a longer, stronger life. Depending on your pet’s condition, the right physical rehabilitation plan can:

    • Speed recovery from surgery
    • Relieve chronic, degenerative conditions
    • Improve healing from acute injuries
    • Helps achieve weight-loss goals
    • Improve athletic conditioning

AARF is one of the few rehabilitation facilities in the region that has a highly trained staff of certified canine rehabilitation therapists, access to VRSP’s in-house veterinary orthopedist and an on-staff doctor that’s certified in veterinary acupuncture. When your pet has surgery or has been treated in any one of our three surgical centers, you’ll have the confidence of knowing AARF’s therapists work directly with your pet’s surgeon to achieve the highest-level results.


Common Conditions Treated with Rehabilitation:

Surgical recovery from hip, knee, back or neck injury/surgery.

Chronic Degenerative Conditions:

    • Arthritis of the hips, knees, ankles and elbows
    • Disc disease and associate back or neck pain
    • Lumbosacral disease
    • Degenerative myelopathy
    • Cauda equina syndrome

Acute Injuries:

Tendon injuries, muscle injures, bone fractures

Weight-loss Needs:

Personalized exercise programs and therapy plans can lead to a happier, healthier pet.

Athletic Conditioning:

Boost performance and decrease injury in agility, fly ball, hunting and field trials. Disc dogs can increase performance and decrease risk of injury.

Rehabilitation Modalities:


Insertion of needles to relieve muscle spasm, alleviate pain, stimulate the nervous system, increase blood circulation and help regulate the immune system.


Decreases pain, increases circulation and improves range of motion, conscious proprioception, muscle mass and weight loading.

Therapeutic Exercise:

Increases circulation and range of motion, strengthens localized body areas.

Massage Therapy:

Decreases pain and muscle tightness, increases circulation and improves range of motion and overall wellness.


Decreases pain, maintains muscle mass and increases circulation.

Therapeutic Ultrasound:

Deep heating of soft tissues to decrease pain and release muscle contracture, increase circulation and boost healing.


Cools soft tissue and reduces pain, swelling and inflammation.

Cold Laser:

Decreases pain and inflammation in soft tissues and joints, decreases healing time.

Joint Mobilization:

Decreases pain, increases circulation of specific joints and range of motion.

Pain Management:

We team with your family veterinarian to better manage your pet’s pain through our proven protocols and add supplements and/or medications as recommended by your veterinarian.

Other Services:

Brace and cart fitting and training: we measure, fit and train pets and owners on customized braces, prosthetics and carts specific to your pet’s needs.

Amy McFarlin, DVM, CCRT

Amy McFarlin, DVM, CCRT

Dr. Amy McFarlin joined Atlanta Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness in 2014. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She has spent the last 10 years in general practice in the Atlanta area. While treating her patients, Dr. McFarlin developed a strong interest in the benefits of animal rehabilitation in helping pets with many conditions regain their quality of life. She pursued this interest by completing and receiving certification from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2013. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Dr. McFarlin is a member of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Jonna L. Kanable, CCRP

Jonna L. Kanable, BS, CCRP, CAMT

A certified, animal rehabilitation practitioner, Ms. Kanable has been part of the Atlanta Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness staff since 2007. Originally from Indiana, Ms. Kanable attended Ball State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1994. She went on to the University of Tennessee and is a certified, animal massage therapist and a certified, canine rehabilitation practitioner. Ms. Kanable has a special interest in helping her overweight patients achieve their ideal weight so they can enjoy a healthier life. She finds it especially rewarding when she helps patients with chronic pain improve their function and comfort while decreasing or eliminating the need for drug treatments.


Atlanta Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness

900 Holcomb Bridge
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 594-2688
Monday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.