Dr. Dody Tyneway, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Dr. Dody Tyneway holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Postgraduate studies include an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the world renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City. She became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, is a certified Tuina practitioner and has studied classical acupuncture and herbal medicine with Dr. Xie at the Chi Institute.
Dr Tyneway is a veterinarian certified in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She has studied veterinary homeopathy with Dr. Richard Pitcairn and is certified by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Additionallly, Dr. Tyneway is certified in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine through both the Chi Institute and the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
Dr Tyneway has two young assistants/sons, Billy and Jack, and shares her home with her husband Bill, three dogs, three cats and a fish tank.
Julie Gupta, PT, DPT, CCRT, CCMT
Julie holds her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University, and has a background in human orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation. Julie completed her certification in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She has also completed her 200-hour Canine Massage certification with the Chicago School of Canine Massage (formerly Canine Massage Chicago), and is currently studying for the National Board Certification for Animal Massage.
Julie enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and exercising with her furry best friend, Dosha.
Nancy Lee, RVT, CCRP
Nancy is a Registered Vet Technician and has been working in the veterinary field for almost 9 years. She graduated from the Pierce College veterinary technician program. Over the summer of 2011 she attended a canine rehabilitation course at University of Tennessee and is currently working towards her certification.
Nancy grew up and still resides in the Woodland Hills area. She has an orange tabby, two bearded dragons, a cockatiel, and two beta fish. In her spare time she practices yoga, hikes, reads, and relaxes with friends, family, and pets.
Laura Kirschbaum, RVT
Since she was a little girl, Laura has always wanted to work with animals. She finally feels that she has found her place in life, helping animals in a rehabilitation setting. She is currently working towards her certification in Canine Rehabilitation and is a proud mom of two fur-babies. Not only does she spend time caring for her patients and her animals at home, she also is a pet sitter for disabled animals.
Yvonne Garst, CCMT
Yvonne’s passion is helping people with their dogs. She attends numerous classes and seminars to learn current techniques in manual therapy and training. She has over 5,000 working hours treating dogs in a hydrotherapy setting. She lives with her husband and two Bernese Mountain Dogs, and enjoys competing with them in nose work, drafting, rally, and obedience.
Sheryl Sanders, MS, CCMT (pending)
Sheryl has her masters in Nutritional Science and is currently working on her certification to be a Canine Massage Therapist. She is a proud mom of two sons (one is a veterinarian), two dogs, two tortoises, and many grand dogs and cats. When she is not studying or working, she is an avidly training her dogs for obedience titles and in canine assisted therapy.
Laura Kaufman, BS, RVT (pending)
After stumbling upon a YouTube video of a paralyzed Cocker Spaniel regaining his ability to walk post physical therapy treatments, Laura knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. She went from walking dogs through the streets of Brooklyn to studying to become a RVT. She will be graduating from Pierce College in Summer 2017, adding an Associates degree to her existing Bachelors. She is planning to get her certification in Canine Rehabilitation following her graduation.
Laura enjoys going to cat yoga classes and taking her dog on park adventures.
Chelsea cannot remember a time when she did not want to work with animals. Having been around horses her entire life, she assisted a non-profit organization helping thoroughbreds get off the ground. She has been a veterinary technician for 12 years, specializing in the care of exotic animals. Chelsea always wondered about ways to help animals that would limit side effects and would promote a long and healthy life. Thanks to some wonderful people, she now has the opportunity to be doing just that in veterinary rehabilitation.
She is the proud mother of 3 fur babies, and enjoys going to the beach, walking, and hiking with them in her spare time.