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Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is a very new field in veterinary medicine.  CUVS is proud to be one of the few institutions in the country that offer this service at a specialty level.

The benefits of post-operative care and rehabilitation for many orthopedic and neurologic injuries have been well established, and we work closely with other specialties at CUVS to assist in your pet’s rehabilitation and recovery. In addition, with recent advances in the field, we now also have more options for treating musculoskeletal injuries, whether surgical or non-surgical, managing pain, and facilitating recovery and quality of life in numerous conditions.  Injury prevention, nutrition and conditioning are key elements in your pet’s long term health. Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation modalities can play a vital role.

Services Include

We utilize many modalities to diagnose and treat a variety of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, depending on your pet's situation and your goals. These include:


  • Lameness and sports-specific evaluations
  • Video assessments
  • Diagnostic Imaging (radiographs, ultrasound, CT scan)
  • Diagnostic joint blocks (local anesthesia)


  • Individualized rehabilitation program development
  • Training program development and guided return to sport
  • Neurofunctional acupuncture
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Intra-articular therapies
  • Regenerative Medicine - platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells
  • Pain management
  • Osteoarthritis management
  • Long-term management
  • Underwater treadmill
  • Electrical Stimulations (NMES, E-STIM)
  • Cold Laser therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Conservative rehabilitation strategies (orthoses, prostheses)
  • Nutrition, weight management
  • Surgery. We partner with board-certified surgeons to build comprehensive treatment and recovery plans when surgery is indicated.


Conditions We See

  • Post-operative patients - (post knee surgery (TPLO, TTA, extra-capsular repair), back surgery, hip surgery (FHO, hip replacement), elbow surgery, shoulder surgery, fracture repair, amputation, soft tissue surgery and oncologic surgery
  • Cruciate injury - surgical and nonsurgical
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Medial patellar luxation (MPL)
  • Back problems – intervertebral disk disease, degenerative myelopathy, lumbosacral disease
  • Muscle injuries – biceps tendinopathy, supraspinatus, iliopsoas
  • Shoulder problems – medial shoulder instability (MSI)
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Hyperextension injuries
  • Oncologic pain
  • Osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease
  • Weight management 


Our Specialist

Juliette Hart, DVM, MS, CCRT, CVA, DACVSMR





To make a referral or to schedule a

consultation with our specialist, please call

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists

at 203.595.2777.





Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone 203.595.2777   Fax 203.595.2778


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Emergency Hours

24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

Emergency & Critical Care Information

Specialty Hours

Monday - Friday

9am to 6pm

Weekend hours available by special appointment