Welcome to River Canine Rehabilitation! We want to you to know that we focus on very thorough patient evaluations and utilize the latest technologies to relieve pain, restore function and mobility, and improve the lives of our patients. We partner with pet owners to get optimal effects. We love what we do and it shows!
Daisy's Mom, Jane
Molly's Mom, Lori P.
KARA AMSTUTZ, DVM, CCRT, CVPP
Dr. Kara is a 2000 graduate from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the owner and medical director of Hometown Veterinary Hospital. In 2013, she became certified in Canine Rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. That same year, she also became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
In 2017, she became certified to practice Regenerative medicine including PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and BMAC (bone marrow acquired cells) Stem Cell therapy.
Currently, Dr. Kara is obtaining certification in Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She is also in residency to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
LINDA MACDOUGALL, CCRA
Linda became certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant in 2016. She has been a veterinary technician for almost 30 years. She has competed in agility and is currently the president of the Greater Ozarks Agility League.
Linda lives on a small farm with her dogs, cats, Arabian horses and chickens. She enjoys trail riding, gardening, camping, and hiking.