Tara Edwards

Veterinary Specialist
Rehabilitation Therapy, Chronic Pain Management, Medical Acupuncture

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Rehabilitation Therapy
Medical Acupuncture
Chronic Pain Management

Dr. Tara Edwards, DVM is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Tara Edwards graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She started in mixed animal practice then migrated into small animal practice. Her passion for animal rehabilitation grew during this time and she obtained her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2006 from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. In 2012, she obtained her certification as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. In 2013 she obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2014 she obtained certification in veterinary medical acupuncture and is excited to add this to her pain management tool box. Her areas of interest include improving the quality of care for geriatrics with arthritis, raising the bar for pain management, and incorporating orthotics into patient care. She enjoys mentoring students in the field of rehabilitation as well as lecturing both locally and internationally.
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Rehabilitation Therapy

Rehabilitation can assist with the management of orthopedic disorders, neurological disorders, weight loss, injuries, and to keep the canine athlete in top condition. 

Physical rehabilitation can improve mobility and provide benefits such as:

  • Reduced inflammation & pain
  • Increased mobility, strength & function
  • Enhanced recovery from surgery or injury
  • Improved fitness & weight loss
  • Improved performance & reduced risk of injury
  • Improved quality of life

Rehabilitation Evaluation

Your pet will be assessed thoroughly by a rehabilitation specialist. Each assessment includes a thorough nutritional, musculoskeletal, neurological, and myofascial evaluation. An individualized rehabilitation program will be developed for your pet. You will have the option to continue with an in-clinic rehabilitation program or be provided with a customized outpatient rehabilitation plan.

Why a Rehabilitation Veterinarian?

Rehabilitation veterinarians have extensive education in the areas of rehabilitation, orthopedics, neurological dysfunction, myofascial disorders, as well as pain management. This can assist in treating your pet by designing a therapeutic plan that has been customized for their individual needs. 

Dr. Edwards is excited to offer a broad array of rehabilitation services including: manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, medical acupuncture, electroacupuncture, photo-biomodulation, hydrotherapy, electrical muscle stimulation, neurorehabilitation, weight management counselling, assistive cart fittings, as well as veterinary orthotics and prosthetics.

Dr. Edwards uses an integrated approach and often combines rehabilitation therapy, low-level laser therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals for the most effective treatment strategy for your pet’s individual medical and pain management needs. If you are concerned about your pet’s level of discomfort, physical well-being, recovery, or have any questions concerning the potential for rehabilitation therapy to assist with your pet’s health, please contact the clinic for further information. 

Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre

10564 Powley Court

Winfield, British Columbia V4V 1V5

Main: 250-766-3236

Fax: 250-766-3237

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Sat-Sun: Closed

Referral Hours:

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