Dr. Rachel Mahoney (Osteopath)

M. Osteopathy, PGCertHS (Sports Medicine), Dip Animal Osteo, B.App.Sci, CCRP, CPCFT

Rachel is a practicing Canine Osteopath and Rehabilitation Practitioner. She is the co-owner of Animal & Wellness Performance Clinic in the Southern Highlands, NSW.

Rachel is a practicing osteopath with 20 years of experience treating people for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints (her osteopathy website is here). After many years of treating people, Rachel realized her passion for dogs and wanted to incorporate this into her career. In 2017 Rachel completed a Diploma of Animal Osteopathy. Since then Rachel has also completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) course through the University of Tennessee in the USA, as well as the CPCFT fitness trainer course through the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.

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Rachel has two miniature schnauzers – Patrick and Betty. Patrick is 5.5yrs old and Betty is 2.5yr old. Partick had a spinal stroke (FCE) in August 2021, he recovered well and living his best life. He has retired from agility.

If you would like to discuss your dog’s condition please email Rachel at rachel@animal-rehab.com.au

Dr. Montana Mays (Rehabilitation Veterinarian)

B.V.Sc, CertVBM, M.R.C.V.S., CCRP

Montana is a practicing rehabilitation veterinarian and the co-owner of Animal & Wellness Performance Clinic in the Southern Highlands, NSW. She is also the owner of Pawsitively Awesome, a dog training, and behavior service.

Before returning to Australia in late 2018, Montana worked throughout the UK as a locum veterinarian and it is during this time she realized that her passion in the veterinary world was specifically in canine rehabilitation and behavior. She undertook further training in canine behavior through Absolute Dogs UK, becoming an accredited Pro Dog Trainer. 

When Montana returned to Australia, she wanted to offer veterinary rehabilitation services in her local area. She spent a year as the head rehabilitation veterinarian at Illawarra Animal Hospital before relocating to the Southern Highlands. In this time she has also completed the CCRP course and is currently completing the FDSA Canine Fitness certification.

Montana is passionate about the correlation between pain and behavioral change and therefore wants to provide a rehabilitation service that can assist in all aspects of canine life.

When not working, Montana will be found either in the agility arena running her two Border Collies, Tilly, and Kozi, or in the dog room working on their conditioning/fitness programs. She is a country girl at heart and looks forward to providing these services in her home region of the Southern Highlands. 

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