Dr. Ridley received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Cornell Universityin 2001. She is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute,certified in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute, and certified as a Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist through The Healing Oasis (Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy is often referred to as Veterinary or Animal Chiropractic) and a member of the AVMA. Dr. Ridley has a special interest in geriatric medicine, hospice care and the treatment of chronic medical conditions. She lives in Chicago with her two cats, Lourdes and Lorenzo. In her free time, she enjoys travel, swimming, scuba diving and eating!
Dr. Deanne Zenoni received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 2003. Since then she has worked in general practice, emergency medicine and animal rehabilitation with dogs, cats and exotics. She has also worked with a variety of wildlife and zoo animals in the past, including time spent at the Taronga Zoo in Australia. Dr. Zenoni is certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She is also certified in veterinary spinal manipulation therapy through the Healing Oasis, where she is now an instructor, and Animal Chiropractic through the College of Animal Chiropractors. Aside from teaching at the Healing Oasis, she is also a graduate from their certified veterinary massage and rehabilitation therapy program. She is a member of the AVMA and College of Animal Chiropractors. In addition to her many professional achievements and interests, Dr. Zenoni is married with two children, two dogs, and two frogs. In what free time she has left she enjoys volleyball and reading and has taken up running.
Arlene O. Rodriguez, DVM, CCRT*
Dr. Arlene O. Rodriguez is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist with approximately 25 years of veterinarian experience in general practice. She is currently pursuing training in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine. She was born and raised in Illinois and received her bachelor degree from Loyola University and received her doctorate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Through her experiences in daily practice Dr. Rodriguez realized that there was a great need for Rehabilitation Therapy to enable her to improve the quality of life for her patients. This was the driving force for her to obtain her CCRT training at The Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Arlene Rodriguez is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Chicago VMA, Illinois State VMA and American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians. When not doing rehabilitation and working at her general practice she spends time with her husband, two teenage children and her two dogs Cookie and Rascal. Her interests include tennis, golf and reading.
Lisa Starr, DVM, CCRP*, CVA*, CVSMT*
After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, she completed a rotating internship, practiced general medicine, and was the head of the Physical Rehabilitation Department at a busy specialty, emergency, and general medicine hospital on the East Coast over the course of 4.5 years. More recently, she worked at a comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation Clinic in the Chicago area for 5 years prior to joining Integrative Pet Care. Dr. Starr is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and a Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist (CVSMT) through The Healing Oasis.
Dr. Emily Hubbard was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She has been working in emergency medicine for several years in the Chicagoland area and in Wisconsin. She became interested in Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine (TCVM) and earned her certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2011 through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She has received additional training in acupuncture and TCVM and is currently studying herbal medicine through the Chi Institute. Dr. Hubbard has an interest in holistic medicine for the treatment of patients with chronic and acute conditions and strives to learn new ways to improve their quality of life. Dr. Hubbard resides in Chicago with her senior kitty, Winnie, and rescue pit bull, Nellie. In her free time she enjoys running, swimming, cycling, yoga, and experiencing delicious cuisine at many of the great restaurants in Chicago.