Caroline Dahlen

Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre Team
Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre Team
Caroline graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She then completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery in New Haven, Connecticut. She has lived in Calgary since 2010 and joined WVSEC in 2011. She was certified in Canine Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee in 2012. Under the tutelage of Dr. Narda Robinson DO, DVM, MS FAAMA she became certified in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians in 2014 and Small Animal Medical Massage in 2016. On her days off she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and walking her adorable dog Stewie.


Veterinary rehabilitation embraces a range of advanced therapies available for the restoration of physical function and condition in dogs and cats that have undergone surgery, experienced injury or suffered disease.

What conditions can be treated with rehabilitation therapies?

  • Postoperative recovery
  • Spinal and neurological injuries
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Muscle strains and tendonopathies
  • Geriatric mobility and chronic pain
  • Weight loss and athletic conditioning

What specialized rehabilitation treatments available for my pet?

  • Medical acupuncture
  • Cold compression therapy
  • Underwater treadmill water therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Manual therapy to including range of motion and massage

Appointments are available during the week and on Saturdays; evening appointments may be available upon request.  Rehabilitation house calls and home visits have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.  Please call 403-770-1340 to schedule an appointment and ask your family veterinarian to complete our online referral form.


We look forward to working with you, your pet, and your veterinarian as we strive to restore your pet's physical function and condition so your pet can engage in the normal activities of daily life.

Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre

1802 10 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T3C 0J8

Main: 403-770-1340

Fax: 403-770-1344

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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