DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Dr. Ball grew up just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba and has enjoyed being around animals her entire life. She earned a B.Com from the University of Manitoba and a DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. During her last year of school, Dr. Ball was introduced to a border collie named Bella who had suffered injuries from being struck by a vehicle. After surgery, and months of numerous rehabilitation therapies, Bella regained her ability to run and play again. This experience was a turning point, shifting Dr. Ball's area of specialization to Canine Rehabilitation.
"I find it really rewarding to see the difference you can make in a dog and their family's life. I want to be able to help as many dogs as possible be as pain free and comfortable for as long as possible."
Dr. Ball has since become certified with the IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association), received training through the University of Tennessee CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner), training through the Chi Institute in Veterinary Acupuncture, certification in Canine hydrotherapy through Greyfiars and training in Canine Massage through Caninology's Canine Body Worker Certification course.
Outside of work, Dr. Ball can be found riding her horses, or taking her dogs for a run down a quiet dirt road. Dr. Ball's favorite breed of dog is border collie, and we suspect her favorite dog is her adopted dog Bella.
Born and raised in WInnipeg, Manitoba, Ms. Loney started her career in canine rehabilitation as a Veterinary Assistant to the one and only Dr. Joan Stewart-Hay. Upon Dr. Stewart-Hay's retirement, Kaitlyn joined The Pawsh Dog team and has played a critical role in the Wellness Centre from its concept, to where it is today.
As an owner of a giant breed prone to mobility issues, a Great Dane named Lucy, Kaitlyn is devoted to prevention and rehabilitation of mobility issues through both hydrotherapy and dryland regimens.
Always with a friendly smile and easygoing attitude, she is perhaps best known among her peers for being passionate about the health and well-being of animals and takes great pride in knowing she has helped to make a difference. In her words; “ I like to make things better!”
Born in England, Rhiannon came to Canada in 2006 and has grown up with a passion for animals and helping them in any way she can.
Rhiannon started her journey to becoming a hydrotherapist as a senior stylist at The Pawsh Dog Salon. As an owner of an obese and aging beagle, she began a hydrotherapy regimen in an effort to aid with weight loss, build muscle, and improving mobility.
Rhiannon is now fully certified with Greyfriars for Canine Hydrotherapy as well as with St John’s Ambulance for Pet First Aid. At the University of Manitoba, she studied Horse Production and Management, which also covered canine nutrition, genetics, selection and breeding, health and welfare, and behaviour.
“Professionally I am passionate about seeing the difference in the dogs from when they enter the Pawsh Dog to when they leave. Whether that be a puppy who after daycare is so ready for a nap, or a dog who hasn't been in for grooming in 6 months that turns from a shaggy mess into a well groomed pet.”
With Beagle being her favourite breed of dog, Rhiannon adds: “ I love all hounds. Their floppy ears make me smile and their howl is distinct. I love listening to it. Unless its 3am.”