Today’s guest post comes from Jody Chiquoine, the founder and director of Fitter Critters, a canine rehabilitation and hydrotherapy facility in Lee, Massachusetts.
When her Newfoundland Zowie was traumatically injured, Jody, a registered nurse for 34 years, used her expertise in rehabilitating people to help Zowie back to health. Inspired by this experience, Fitter Critters was born. In addition to her Masters Degree in nursing, Jody is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, a member of the American Canine Sports Medicine Association and certified in canine massage.
Jody also helped design and introduce the first American Red Cross Pet First Aid course in Berkshire County, and offers instructor courses as well as pet first aid courses to the general public.
She is a founding member and current president of Northeast Pyr Rescue (a Great Pyrenees rescue organization) and recently co-authored A Dog Lovers Guide to Canine Massage with Linda Jackson (read my review).