Kim Barrett is an Edmonton based physiotherapist, who is a lifelong animal lover. She has her Diploma in Canine Rehab from the Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRT) after completing her studies at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida. Kim also treats horses and has completed the Diploma of Equine Rehab. She graduated from Dalhousie University in 2007 with her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, having previously graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology.
Kim opened Paws Animal Rehab & Fitness Inc. in 2018. She is a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance and has training on low stress animal handling. She has completed Dr. Sophia Yin's low stress handling course, as well as completing her Pet First Aid Certification. Kim treats a wide variety of conditions in animals including cruciate repairs, disc disease and vestibular issues. She enjoys working with elderly animals to improve their strength and mobility, and overall quality of life. She also enjoys working with sporting dogs to improve performance and overall conditioning. Kim looks forward to working collaboratively with your veterinarian to provide your animal with the best care possible.
When not treating animals, Kim is rescuing them. She is a dedicated foster and volunteer for Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society. Be sure to ask about her fosters in care and involvement in the Edmonton rescue community. Kim also treats people - she can be found at Phoenix Physiotherapy in Spruce Grove and occasionally at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. Kim previously worked for 10 years at the Glenrose Hospital but left her full time position to pursue animal rehabilitation.