POINTS EAST WEST VETERINARY SERVICES
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialty Practice
Dr. David Lane, DVM, ACVSMR
Dr David Lane
Dr. Lane is one of approximately 100 veterinarians in the world to have earned specialty status in the field of canine sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy. His research on the clinical effectiveness of combining chiropractic techniques with acupuncture therapy in dogs is the first of its kind. Current research projects include documenting his success using stem cells to repair partially torn tendons, and on the link between urinary incontinence and lower back pain.
His work with sporting dogs has brought him to numerous regional and national events, as well as travelling with the national team to the World Agility Championships in Spain and the Netherlands.
He is married to Lauren Fraser, a clinical animal behaviourist who works with cats, dogs, and horses experiencing behaviour problems. In his spare time he can be found skiing, mountain biking, white water kayaking, or recovering in the hot tub afterward.
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Jen Smith leads the Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation department of Points East West. She has been working in veterinary medicine for over 20 years as a veterinary technician in small animal practice, most of them with Dr. Lane.
She worked for many years as an assistant in a human physiotherapy clinic prior to entering Thompson Rivers University Animal Health Technology program. Her interests came full circle when she started taking courses in small animal massage at the Northwest School of Animal Massage.
In 2013 she completed the maintenance, performance, and rehabilitation animal massage programs to become a qualified Small Animal Massage Practitioner and Manual Ligament Therapist.