Tara Edwards, Rehabilitation & 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. Her areas of interest include improving the quality of care for geriatrics with arthritis and raising the bar for pain management. In 2014 she obtained certification in veterinary medical acupuncture and is excited to add this to her pain management tool box. Dr. Edwards has had the opportunity to work in busy referral type settings to provide advanced rehabilitative care as well as the experience of providing rehabilitation in the comfort of general practice. Before moving to the Okanagan this summer, Dr. Edwards was responsible for the rehabilitation service at the Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital.

Dr. Edwards is excited to offer a broad array of rehabilitation services. The goal of rehabilitation is to improve the quality of life of your pet by decreasing pain and increasing mobility. Rehabilitation can dramatically help patients with obesity, injuries, and arthritis. These conditions can commonly result in pain, weakness, and difficulty performing normal daily activities. Each assessment includes a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation, the opportunity to continue with an in-clinic rehabilitation program, and a custom outpatient rehabilitation plan.



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