Veterinary Physiotherapy is fast becoming an essential part of rehabilitation for dogs, horses and other animals. It involves assessment and treatment techniques to prevent and manage a range of physical conditions, to promote healing and return to full function following injury or surgery and to treat pre-existing conditions such as arthritis or general ageing.


In line with this, Dr Karli Houston, who is based at our Papakura clinic offers animal physiotherapy appointments.

pet physiotherapyWhat physio offers your animal:

  • Pre or post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Expert assessment and evaluation of movement dysfunction
  • Treatment to address poor movement patterning
  • Regular evaluation of treatment goals and amended treatment strategies
  • Advice and education for the owner on maintenance of the improved condition

About Karli

Vet Karli Houston with Mowgli

Karli is a Vet and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (Ba, BVSc, CCRP) and is happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about Physio. 

Originally from the United States, she has worked in New Zealand as a small animal veterinarian for eight years. After seeing too many dogs suffering from arthritis and slow recoveries post-surgery she wanted to broaden her knowledge base to help these patients. She studied at the University of Tennessee (USA) to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2015. When she’s not at work you can find her hanging out with her family, running, teaching yoga or competing at agility competitions with her dog Mowgli.