Lisa Iverson, DVM, CCRT, CVPP
I grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1994. Following graduation, I moved to the Eugene / Springfield area, where I have lived and practiced small animal and emergency medicine since. While working in emergency medicine, I learned many techniques to treat animals that were suffering from pain. This sparked an interest to learn more.
I attended the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and received my Certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) in 2011. I then went on to complete the requirements for Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) from the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) in 2016.
Seeking certification was important to me because, while animals suffer from pain just like people do, they aren’t able to tell us how they feel. The additional training I received provided me with the skills and tools needed to manage your pet’s pain, including the use of medications and supplements, Laser therapy, hydrotherapy, massage, and acupuncture. I am now better equipped to properly assess the level of pain your pet may be experiencing and to address it with your pet’s comfort and safety in mind.
The rehabilitation process starts with an evaluation. It is important to see how your pet moves, to evaluate for pain, and to discuss your goals. Everyone has different goals and expectations for their pets.
The recovery process starts with pain management. Once your pet is pain-free, we can focus on mobility, function, and strength.