We’re excited to let you in on a little something we’ve been working on behind the scenes! You already know that at Petsthetics we’re all about elevating the quality of life for you AND your pets. We’re excited to announce that in our continued efforts to offer the BEST products available in the orthotic and prosthetic industry, we’ve joined forces with VIP Veterinary Inclusive Prosthetics/Orthotics.
Ronnie Graves, the founder of VIP, is a well respected pioneer in the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics. He is a BOC Prosthetist and Orthotist, a Florida Licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist, and an ABC Certified Technician in Prosthetics. Along with 40 years of experience on the human side of the field, he has 22 years of experience of working with animals . He’s made everything from a prosthesis for a chihuahua, a set of wheels for a goose, a brace for a 1600 pound horse, and leg braces for a baby elephant.
Though VIP has a variety of experience, one of their primary specialties is horse bracing. It requires extensive knowledge, experience, and care. Primary uses for bracing are:
- Correcting deformities
- Wound and Pain management
- Stabilization in emergencies
Instead of using a one size fits all approach, VIP takes time to thoroughly understand your horse and its unique needs.
From Our Owner
Pete DiPaolo, owner of Petsthetics and American Board Certified and State Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist, had this to say about the big news:
“We couldn’t be more excited about collaborating with VIP. They have an incredible reputation in the industry and they share our values and love for animals.
They are also excellent at what they do, and like us, their products are among the most advanced available in the industry.
One of the most exciting parts of the collaboration is our ability to now extend our concierge services to horses and other large animals.”
By now you might be wondering what exactly this collaboration means for us here at Petsthetics.
We’re glad you asked!
The collaboration with VIP means that we’re adding products and services for Equine and Large Animals. These include boots, braces, and splints for horses and other large animals. We’ll work with you to determine the best approach based on you and your animal’s unique needs.
Why Custom Bracing
Custom bracing has certain advantages over prefabricated products. For example, there could be a fit or function issue that makes your animal’s needs unique. In such cases, our custom braces can increase corrective forces while reducing unwanted pressure over bony prominences.
Advantages of the custom equine brace over a standard cast are:
- Total contact fit
- Easy modification for pressure relief
- Eliminates repeated recasting
- Easy wound and skin monitoring
- Easy to clean
- Cost savings
As you can see, there are many advantages to custom bracing for equine and other large animals.
What’s Not Changing at Petsthetics
To our faithful clients who are dog and cat owners, let us be clear about what’s not changing at Petsthetics – and that’s our commitment to providing the best available care and products to dogs and cats as well.
Just like when a new baby joins a family, adding a new family member doesn’t mean there’s not enough love to go around. It’s still our privilege to offer concierge services to your fur kids!
Ready to Get Started?
If you or someone you know could benefit from our equine and large animal products, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you on how we can address you and your animal’s specific needs. Book a free consultation to get started.