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March 2017

Congratulations to CRI's 1,000th Graduate ... David Costanza!

David CostanzaThe faculty and staff members of CRI are thrilled to announce that we have certified our 1,000th graduate - David N. Costanza, VT, BA, CCRA!

David completed his CCRA certification in January. His dog Dobby also attended all three courses with David.

"We were so excited when we realized that David is our 1,000th graduate as he's been one of our all-time favorite students, and Dobby is one of our all-time favorite demo dogs," said Dr. Janet Van Dyke, CEO and founder of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

David works with Randy Aronson, VMD, CCRT, (CVA Pending), at PAWS Veterinary Center in Tucson, Arizona. The team at PAWS had the highest praise for David and shared more about his exceptional skills with their patients and clients.

"David received his bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 2002 and graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program at Pima Medical Institute in early 2013. With his long history as a marathon runner and great passion for rehabilitation and integrative medicine, David decided to attend the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to better serve the clients and patients of PAWS and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. His health-conscious nature, compassion, and knowledge ensure that the patients at PAWS are in great hands.

"David has been a beloved team member at PAWS Veterinary Center since 2013. Foremost, he is an exceptional person. His genuine warmth, concern and compassion for people and animals alike are inspiring. He handles nervous pets with a gentle, unhurried and reassuring touch. We call him the 'dog whisperer.' Our clients and patients love his kind and patient demeanor and his commitment to helping them achieve their recovery goals. He has a great sense of humor and a consistently positive attitude. The team loves him because he is the go-to person for words of encouragement and a shoulder massage after a long and trying day. He is always willing to listen and offer support; he is the kind of coworker that will help you move on a Sunday. He reminds all of us why we love what we do. He keeps us laughing and even inspires team 5K fitness events. We are so proud of his achievements through his CRI certification, and we are truly grateful for the contributions he has made to our practice, our team, clients and patients."

Left: Dr. Randy Aronson and David Costanza. Right: David with Dobby.

Left: Dr. Randy Aronson and David Costanza. Right: David with superstar demo dog Dobby.

PAWS Veterinary Center is Southern Arizona's destination for companion animal healing and wellness. Integrative veterinary care unifies the science of conventional medicine with the benefits of complementary therapies to create health, promoting wellness, longevity and quality of life for its clients' best friends. To learn more about its award-winning facility, visit PawsTucson.com.

To celebrate our 1,000th graduate, CRI is giving David free tuition to any CRI continuing education course for which he is eligible and has sent Dobby a BarkBox with toys and treats.

Congratulations again to David!


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Congratulations to Our New Graduates

March 2017
Kori Dreitlein, DVM, CCRT
Amy Egger, PT, CCRT
Cynthia Knapp, DVM, CCRT
Amanda Martin, BA, CVT, CCRA
Jaclyn Montpetit, DVM, CCRT
Michelle Murray-Scibelli, MS, DVM, DACVIM (neurology), CCRT
Mark E. Sharp, DVM, CCRT
Cierra Tabony, DVM, CCRT
Susan Trchka, PT, CCRT
Aimee Walker, BS, LVT, CCRA
Jodi Weiser, DVM, CCRT

February 2017
Rebecca Ainsworth, BVSc, CCRT
David Costanza, BA, CCRA
Erica Parise, PT, DPT, CCRT
Sylwia Polomska, DVM, CCRA
Rona Schmidt, DVM, CCRT
Joshua Telsey, DPT, COMT, CCRT
Patricia Wagner, DVM, MS, CCRT

January 2017
Angelo Alessandro Andreoni, DVM, Dipl. ECVS, CCRT
Ashley Casida, DVM, CCRT
David Costanza, VT, CCRA
Erin Kowalski, NCCMT, CCRA
Laurie Pearlstein, DVM, CCRT
Rayleen Valentine, RVT, CCRA

December 2016
Kelly Andrews, CVT, CCRA
Jim Berry, DVM, CCRT
Julie Burk, CVT, CCRA
Mary A. Carroll, RVT, CCRA
Meghan Feeney, DVM, CCRT
Justine Hetherington, RVT, CCRA
Brenda Huth, RN, VT, CCRA
Salena Lujan, PT, DPT, CCRT
Jerri A. Miller, DPT, CCRT
Stephanie Neumann, LVT, CCRA
Jennifer Ann Repac, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Angie Runnalls, DVM, CCRT
Amelia Smith, VT, CCRA
Jan Stalwick, DVM, CCRT
Amanda Stuart, DVM, CCRT
Melissa Thompson, DVM, CCRT

November 2016
Jeanette Basto, DVM, CCRT
Marie Ciorciari, LVT, CCRA
Cassie L. Colflesh, LVT, CCRA
Sarah Daane-Froelich, DVM, CCRT
Emily S. P. Engleman, BA, CVT, CCRA
Elizabeth A. Frank, DVM, CCRT
Maren Bell Jones, DVM, MA, CCRT
Heather Nichole Kerns, VT, CCRA
April Lewis-Gies, VT, CCRA
Linda MacDougall, VT, CCRA
Bob Marquis, DVM, CCRT
Tiffany Miglorio, DVM, CCRT
Randall L. Norstem, DVM, CCRT
Anila Rondeau, RVT, CCRA
Donna Scott, DVM, BVSc, CVA, CCRT
Peter A. Tjelta, DVM, CCRT
Megan VanGundy, RVT, CCRA

October 2016
Gurpreet Singh Bath, DVM, MVSc, CCRT
Kendra Carlson, DVM, CCRT
Sukhwinder Singh Chugh, DVM, CCRT
Laura Couch, DVM, CCRT
Lisa Evans, VMD, CCRT
Janie Lowde, Physiotherapist, BA Hons, CCRT
Robin Rainford, DVM, CCRT
Amy Pittman, DVM, CCRT
Kelly Werner, RVT, CCRA
Kathryn West, DVM, CCRT

September 2016
Shannon Ciccarelli, BS, CCRA
Ochie Dominguez, PT, GCS, CCRT
Kerri Hampe, DVM, CCRT
Lisbeth Weinheimer, PT, CCRT

August 2016
Frank J. Akawi, MS, MBA, PhD, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Betsy Bialon, DVM, CCRT
Francisco DiPolo, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Kristen Downey, PT, CCRT
Bryce Fritzler, DVM, CCRT
Jennifer Devine Fritzler, DVM, CCRT
Ellen M. Moran, MSPT, CCRT
Leanne Quinn, PT, CCRT
Regan Brynn Romanoski, PT, CCRT

July 2016
Lukina Burks, DVM, CCRT
Ashlee Callander, VN, CCRA
Tina Chen, DVM, CCRT
Karen Davies, DVM, CVA, CCRT
Wendy Herlihy, DVM, cVMA, CCRT
Elizabeth Knabe, DVM, CCRT
Kimberly Neff, DVM, CVC, CVA, CCRT
Cassie D. Schiller, DVM, CCRT
Katherine E. Seavey, DVM, CCRT
Carla Wilkie, DVM, CCRT

June 2016
Leonda Armstrong, DVM, cVMA, CCRT
Daniel Benitez, CVT, CCRA
Wendy Bernstein, DVM, CCRT
Olivia Sinn Kay Chan, DVM, MPH, CVA, CCRT
Lisa Christensen, DVM, CCRT
Pamela Ford, DVM, CCRT
Sally N. Gosselin, CVT, CCRA
Sarah Love, DVM, CCRT
Kate McCormick, DVM, CCRT
Myri-Ann Melendez, DVM, CCRT
Tricia Munroe, DVM, cVMA, CCRT
Sunny Rubin, MSPT, CCRT
Erika Sullenberger, DVM, CCRT
Janice Stehle Truemper, DVM, CCRT

May 2016
Glenn D. Huth, DVM, CCRT
Yu-Hsin Lien, DVM, MVM, PhD, CVA, CCRT
Yu-Cheng Lin, PT, CCRT
Eric D. Mondschein, DVM , MPH, CVA, CCRT
Katie Reinhardt, PT, DPT, CCRT
Dennis Nelson Voorheis, DVM, CCRT
Toshiaki Watanabe, DVM, CCRT

April 2016
David Brdecka, DVM, CCRT
Jaclyn George, DPT, CCRT
Sheila T. Henriquez-Rivera, DVM, CCRT
Pranjal Nadkarni, B.V.S.c. & A.H., CCRT
Sarah Timmerman, DVM, CCRT
Jodi Tjelta, MSPT, ATC, CCRT


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