By Debbie Gross Saunders, DPT, MSPT, Diplomat ABPTS, CCRP,
Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals, LLC
Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals, LLC is a dream and a team of professionals dedicated to the rehabilitation, conditioning and wellness of our canine friends. Founded by Debbie Gross Saunders in 1996, Wizard of Paws is now in two locations, Colchester and Mystic, CT. Both clinics offer a variety of services for dogs related to physical rehabilitation, conditioning, and wellness.
About Debbie Gross Saunders
Debbie holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University, a Master of Science degree from Quinnipiac University in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (with distinction), certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Orthopedics, and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee.
Debbie has been working with small animals for over fifteen years. She enjoys speaking all over the country as well as abroad. She has authored many chapters in veterinary textbooks, and writes for professional journals as well as magazines dedicated to the dog enthusiast. She is a regular contributor for Clean Run, Dog Sport, Working Dog Digest, Dogs Naturally, and various breed magazines. You may have seen her on Good Morning America or heard her on Ask Martha’s Vet with Marty Goldstein. She has been quoted in many newspaper articles, television shows, professional journals, and magazines.
She is one of the founders and core instructors for the first and only university-based program in canine physical rehabilitation, University of Tennessee’s Certificate Program in Canine Physical Rehabilitation. She teaches through the year for this program with live courses and webinars.
Debbie regularly speaks to dog clubs throughout the country and the world. She thoroughly enjoys teaching to all groups and her courses have been successful throughout the world!