Janet Roa OTR, BCN, CCRP
Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner
Janet was raised in the Northeast of the U.S. Janet received her Bachelors in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 1990. She then went on to specialize in neuro-rehabilitation working with stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury patients. She eventually gained her Board Certification in Neuro-Rehabilitation from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
As the senior OT for the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Maryland she was able to gain extensive experience in complex orthopaedic injuries. She became aware of Canine Rehabilitation in 2015 and began her studies with The University of Tennessee. She completed her Canine Rehabilitation residency at Chesapeake Veterinary Surgery Specialists in Annapolis Maryland and received her CCRP in 2016. She helped develop the Canine Rehabilitation program for CVSS at another location and worked there until 2020.
Janet ,her husband Daren, and their 3 boys decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and relocate to Australia in 2020. She is thrilled to be here on the Gold Coast helping to open and run the first comprehensive Canine Rehabilitation Centre in the area. When not at work she enjoys hiking, paddleboarding and anything that keeps her active and exploring her beautiful new country.
Brooke grew up in Cairns but made the move to the beautiful Gold Coast in January 2017. In her spare time she loves listening to music (she knows the lyrics to practically every song), spending time with her family and friends and her dog Billie.
Brooke began Nursing in 2013. She completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 through the Animal Industries Resource Centre.
Brooke loves all aspects of her job but especially loves ensuring all pets are happy and comfortable during their visit.