Canine Manual Therapy

For veterinary rehab professionals –

If you’re interested in adding manual therapy (massage, joint mobilizations) to your knowledge base and aiding your patients, check out the UT CCRP Manual Therapy Course.

This combo online and live course is for those already certified in rehab therapy. Once you’ve completed the online portion you can attend the 3 day hands on course. I will be teaching this in Connecticut later this year and we are aiming to bring it to the west coast in 2020!

Thank you,

Dr. Matt


For Rehab Professionals

Already certified in rehab but trying to keep up with all the learning? Wanting to do it from home and at your pace? Want an on-line discussion forum for all things veterinary rehab? Then check out VSMRI – The Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute.

I am honored to be part of a great team that brings this new platform to the veterinary rehab community. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Dr. Matt

Epidurals for Canine Chronic Back Pain

For some dogs with chronic lumbosacral disease an epidural injection of cortisone can be used to help relieve pain. I have done many of these procedures with good outcomes. If you are interested to see if this is an option for your dog, please set up a consult with me at Queenstown Veterinary Hospital.

To read more about this condition please check out my previous post on it here:

Kinesiology Taping for Dogs/Cats

I get asked a lot of questions about using kinesiology tape in veterinary rehab. It can be a useful tool for pain mitigation, inflammation reduction and improving proprioception.

I have a previous blog post on it here.

If you’re interested in learning more about taping – please check out this webinar.

Thank you

New Availability

I have joined the team at Queenstown Veterinary Hospital ( providing sports medicine and rehabilitation services. This is a great general practice on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. You do not have to be a client of Queenstown to see me; I will work with your primary care in a team approach in caring for your pet.

To set up a consultation please call Queenstown at 410-827-6776.

A Quick Update

I have enjoyed working with the team at VOSM and will now be moving on to new adventures in my career. I have learned a lot in the last two years and look forward to bringing those experiences and skills to other pets, their parents, and veterinary teams.

I will be in the Maryland area working on clinical research, teaching opportunities, and seeing patients. I will also be writing for a few veterinary publications and will post links to those when able.

As I can, I will update you on new techniques, publications, and my availability to see your pets.

Here is a site with some of my recent articles.

To follow me in other forms, you can check out my Instagram (@DrBrunke), LinkedIN (Matt Brunke, DVM) and Twitter (@DrMattBrunke)