About The Animal Rehabilitation Centre
The Animal Rehabilitation Centre is a one stop shop for animal owners with special needs pets. We are dedicated to improving the quality life and well being of our furry friends.
|Learn About Our Team|
|Tracy McKenzie VT, CCRP – ARC Owner/Operator|
Tracy is a veterinary technician and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP). She has extensive experience in emergency medicine and working with special needs patients.
Tracy received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from McMaster University and worked for four years in financial industry. A lifelong love of animals prompted her return to school to pursue a diploma in Veterinary Technology, upon graduating with honours she spent several years as a veterinary technician for the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto.
In 2008 Tracy completed the Canine Rehabilitation Certification program at the University of Tennessee earning her CCRP designation; she is now responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) in downtown Toronto.
Over the last five years Tracy has spoken on the subject of companion animal rehabilitation for the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, The Toronto Academy of Veterinary Medicine and has hosted workshops in conjunction with the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.
|Dr. Mishka Thomson, BSc, DC|
Dr. Mishka is a Certified Animal Chiropractor that joined the ARC team in the fall of 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Waterloo in 2001, followed by her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 2005. She worked briefly in the UK before returning to Ontario to begin a practice there.
In February 2012, Dr. Mishka completed the Canadian Animal Chiropractic Certificate, a dream she had fostered since graduating. She has since added horses, dogs and cats to her list of well cared for patients.
Dr. Mishka, a Montreal native, is fluent in both French and English. She and her husband Jason have two children and one fur-baby, Milo, a miniature schnauzer/poodle mix.
Dr. Mishka is an active member of the College of Animal Chiropractors, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Margaret has over 15 years of experience caring for dogs and cats in a veterinary environment. she worked at the Toronto Humane Society before moving on to the Veterinary Emergency Clinic as an Animal Care Attendant working in specialties such as emergency medicine, dentistry, cardiology and recently as part of the the ophthalmology team. Her years of experience have made her an integral part of the ARC team.
Julia started as a co-op student in 2011 and proved to be such a quick study that we could not let her go. Julia is completing high school with plans to pursue a career in large animal veterinary medicine. She is a member of the Ontario Equestrian Foundation with years of equine experience.
While Julia does have an affinity for our large and giant breed patients, she loves all animals and it shows in her work at ARC.
|Jennifer Pike VT, CAPR – ARC Rehab Practitioner|
Jennifer is a Veterinary technician and companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation Practitioner (CAPR). She has been a part of ARC for 5 years.
Jennifer graduated with a Veterinary Technician diploma from Sheridan College in 2013. A love of animals and a cooperative education placement opportunity brought her to ARC. She developed a passion for rehab after witnessing the benefits and decided that would become her career.
In 2014 Jennifer graduated with a graduate certificate from Northern Colleges Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation program with honours.
Jennifer spends her free time at her cottage with family and friends, or enjoying the outdoors with her Chocolate Lab, Brown Dog, who often can be seen at ARC with the team.