Rehabilitation

Kelly Straub, MPT, CCRP, APT

Kelly graduated from Gannon University in 1996 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. After 17 years in various practice settings in physical therapy, she decided to follow her true passion of helping animals. In search of a way to combine her love of animals and her knowledge in rehabilitation, Kelly attended the University of Tennessee’s Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner course in 2013. She passed the certification and began practicing as a CCRP in Pennsylvania. Kelly joined the rehab team in March of 2016 after relocating from Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending time hiking and being outdoors with her Westie, Dudley, and her husband.


Autumn Jones, LVT, Assistant Therapist

Autumn moved to Las Vegas from Colorado as a child in 1986 with her family. She graduated from The University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Animal Science in 1997. Autumn returned to Las Vegas and earned her veterinary technician license in 1998. She then obtained her companion animal laser therapy certification in 2009. Autumn received her Fear Free Professional certification in 2016. She has worked in a variety of animal medicine modalities from general practice to emergency medicine. Autumn began working at the Veterinary Specialty Center in 2015 in the Internal Medicine. During this time she decided to pursue her dreams of helping animals in the rehabilitation department.


Hila Hjorth, LVT, Therapist Assistant

Hila was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. After receiving a Masters in International Business Relations she moved to Las Vegas in 2006 and worked for major casinos for 5 years. Hila then decided to follow her true passion and attended PIMA medical institute where she received her Veterinary Technician License in 2013. She worked in general practice for 5 years until she realized how important physical rehabilitation was after an injury and surgery of her own. She then decided she wanted to join the Physical rehabilitation team at LVVSC. Hila is currently attending the University of Tennessee to receive her CCRP. When she’s not studying Hila spends her time with her four rescue dogs hiking and traveling. She also enjoys reptile medicine and tries to learn as much as she can from her reptiles and amphibians that she has at home.


813Welcome to the LVVSC Physical Rehabilitation department.   We would like to thank you for choosing our rehab for your pet’s therapy needs.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care with treatment plans that are individualized to your pet’s specific needs.  Each session will focus on your pet’s current issues as well as working towards the goals set by you and our therapist at the initial evaluation.  We work closely with your referring veterinarian and/or surgeon to ensure that everyone involved in your pet’s care is up to date on his/her progress.

Each session consists of 50-60 minutes of treatment and includes a variation of the following modalities:

  • Massage/stretching
  • Underwater treadmill
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Electric stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Home exercise program instruction
  • Laser

938Our department is built around a strong team atmosphere in which every team member brings the very best knowledge and skill for the betterment of your pet.  We strive to provide the very best service focusing on your pet during our sessions. 

Our rehab team:

  • Kelly Straub, MPT, CCRP, APT    
  • Autumn Jones, LVT, Assistant Therapist
  • Hila Hjorth, LVT, Assistant Therapist
  • Stephanie Scott, Rehab Assistant

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday  8am–5 pm

124Contact Information:    

Rehab direct line 702-262-7050

For emergencies, please call the main line: 702-871-1152.)

Email contact: rehab@lvvsc.com

Cancellation & Late Policy:  We require a 24 hour notice for any cancellations. Cancelled/missed sessions without at least 24 hour notice will be charged for in full. If more than 15 minutes late for a 30 minute appointment, or more than 30 minutes late for your appointment we will not be able to maintain our quality of care in the remaining time, and the session will be void & charged in full.

Expiration Policy: Packages expire 6 months past the date of purchase unless prior arrangements have been made.

Drop-off services: For scheduled sessions, other than initial consults, day boarding is available @ $20/ day. Drop off times are available as early as 7:30AM and pick up times as late as 5:30PM. Please make arrangements ahead of time with the rehab department.

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Shannon Almond

Shannon Almond, MSPT, CCRP, APT

In loving memory of Shannon Almond
She was such a caring and loving part of our family that was truly dedicated to improving the lives of her patients. She will forever be in our hearts.

about OUR HOSPITAL

The Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center is a specialty practice comprised of dedicated, board certified and residency trained doctors, licensed veterinary technicians, and support teams who are highly trained in cardiology, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, neurology, and physical rehabilitation.

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