Dr. Susan Calverley, DVM, CCRT

Dr. Calverley grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She then moved to British Columbia and has been practicing veterinary medicine at her own small animal practice, Mission Veterinary Hospital, for the past 20 years while raising three daughters and many 4 legged creatures with her husband Nat. Her interest in rehabilitation and physiotherapy in animals was piqued when a good friend opened a swimming pool for dogs in 2001. As a former water polo player, she was interested in how physiotherapy could help her patients, especially the older, arthritic ones. After a trip to Holland for the 4th symposium on Physical Therapy in Animals in 2006 she pursed her training in animal rehabilitation with the Canine Rehab Institute and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2009. She currently collaborates with a human physiotherapist who is certified as well to work on small animals. She is a member of the International Veterinary Association of Pain Management.

Dr. Calverley also works closely with OrthoPets; a company who creates custom fabricated orthotic and prosthetic devices for animals. She sees patients for pain assessments and mobility evaluations at her veterinary hospital in Mission, British Columbia and consults on virtual cases across Canada. When not at work, Dr. Calverley enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her family at their house on Salt Spring Island.