Meet Kristin Finstad, CVT, SAMP
Kristin has worked in the veterinary field for over
30 years, and has been a devout animal lover and advocate for many more! After focusing the last fifteen years on Veterinary Rehabilitation & Hydrotherapy, she now owns her own hydrotherapy facility where she continues to serve, and help to improve the quality of life in all the dogs that she loves so much. Kristin takes the relationship with her clients and their pets to heart, developing a deep bond and a personal commitment to each of them.
When she's not helping her canine friends at her hydrotherapy facility, you might find Kristin volunteering for an animal rescue, doing free pet nail trims, or enjoying her country home with three goats, two roosters, her dogs Clyde & Lucy, and her two rescue cats, Chirp & Moxie.
Neurologic Deficits & Paralysis
Warm water therapy provides sensory stimulation to the nerves, increases circulation, and improves balance through engaging the core muscles. This type of strengthening improves confidence in a dog who may feel unstable on land.
Hydrotherapy provides a safe environment for your dog to gradually return to normal activity after surgery.
Non-weightbearing and buoyant aerobic exercise, with no joint impact in the arthritic dog, is something that can't be achieved on land. Water resistance is a great way to build and retain
muscle mass in your senior friend.
For pets who have been compensating for weakness, swimming relaxes tight muscles while strengthening.
Kristin is a highly competent and skilled therapist. She was highly recommended by the surgeon who operated on my dog Nigel's three shattered legs after a serious car accident. Nigel has been a regular client for the past 4 years and it has made a world of difference to his mobility and quality of life. Kristin is dedicated to helping dogs recover and feel their best and she has given Nigel his life back. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Splash Hydrotherapy for any pet that could benefit from this type of treatment.