Rehabilitation can be prescribed for a variety of conditions a pet may experience, from osteoarthritis to neurologic conditions, weight management, and post-surgical care. The benefits include increased joint mobility, improved muscle strength, reduced pain and faster healing. The goal overall is an enhanced quality of life for the animal.

Rehabilitation Services at AEHV

Alyssa Carver, DVM, MS, CCRP oversees our rehabilitation services, in addition to working in the ER at Animal Emergency Hospital Volusia. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, Fear Free Certified, and USDA Accredited. Dr. Carver became a Certified Veterinary Rehabilitation Practitioner through the prestigious program offered at the University of Tennessee.

Whether you come across a patient who has been injured, undergone surgery, is overweight, or struggling with arthritis, Dr. Carver can help them restore optimal function through:

  • Aquatic therapy/underwater treadmill
  • At-home exercise plans and videos
  • Cryotherapy and heat therapy
  • Custom wheelchair/cart fitting and ordering
  • Laser therapy 
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Massage
  • Custom brace fitting and ordering

Clients may schedule a consult with Dr. Carver by calling us at 386.252.0206. The appointment lasts approximately 30 minutes to one hour depending on the type of condition we are treating.

Note: Pets who have surgery within our hospital will receive 10% off their in-patient rehab program. 

Congratulations Dr. Van Nieuwal

Join us in congratulating Cassandra Van Nieuwal, DVM, CVA. Dr. Van Nieuwal has been an integral part of the AEHV team since March 2015. Wishing to further her ability to positively impact her patient’s healing process, she recently became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. We are so proud of her accomplishment !

We always appreciate the opportunity to help you and your patients. For more information or to make a referral, please call 386.252.0206 or email us at

Diane Johnson, DVM and the Animal Emergency Teams

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Animal Emergency Hospital Volusia

696 S. Yonge St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

OPEN 24/7 



Animal Emergency Hospital DeLand

2100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724

OPEN 24/7