Our Canine Rehabilitation Team

The Canine Rehabilitation Center offers a wide range of caring veterinary specialists to aid your pet in his canine rehabilitation therapy.

Dr. Erin Troy, CCRP, CVPP, CBW

Dr. Erin Troy, CCRPDr. Erin Troy was raised on a small farm in Contra Costa County. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from UC Davis and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of Wisconsin. Dr Troy began working at MVH as part of the nursing staff before veterinary school and later returned as an Associate Veterinarian. In 1999 Dr Troy purchased the practice from her mentor Dr. Kennedy, and began The Canine Rehabilitation Center.  Since its creation, Dr. Troy has obtained her Certification as a  Canine Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee, and is working on her certification in Veterinary Pain Management from the International Veterinary Association of Pain Management.  In addition, Dr Troy values community involvement and she enjoys speaking to groups of all backgrounds. She treasures the connections that she has made with the families with whom she has worked for so many years. Dr certified canine rehabilitation practitionerTroy enjoys spending her spare time doing many outdoor activities with her husband John and their dog Buoy.

Dr. Jennifer Yamamoto, CVA

Dr. Jennifer YamamotoDr. Jennifer Yamamoto was born and raised in California’s Central Valley. She knew from the age of five (when she adopted her first cat) that she wanted to be a veterinarian. After graduating from high school, she completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at UCLA and then headed straight to veterinary school at UC Davis. While at UC Davis, Jennifer actively participated in many clubs including the Holistic Medicine Club, Orphan Kitten Program and Fix Our Ferals. Jennifer has been practicing small animal medicine in Contra Costa County since 2002. In 2006, she earned her veterinary acupuncture certification (CVA) through Colorado State University, and she is happy to be able to offer this complementary therapy to her patients at Muller Veterinary Hospital and the Canine Rehabilitation Center. Jennifer lives in Pleasant Hill with her husband Wes, daughters Katherine and Emily, and temperamental feline friend Meow Meow.

Betsey Carpenter DC, CAC

Betsey Carpenter DC, CACWith over 30 years of experience as a chiropractor for humans, Dr. Carpenter extended her talent into treating small and large animals in 2002. She currently works at a variety of small animal clinics and equestrian stables throughout the Bay Area. Dr. Carpenter graduated from Options for Animals, an A.V.C.A (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association) accredited school. She also treats exotics as a volunteer at the Oakland Zoo.

Dr. Carpenter’s educational background includes a Bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Colorado and Dr. of Chiropractic from Palmer West College of Chiropractic. She is currently enrolled in the Advanced Program at Options for Animals which is a 3 to 5 year program.

Dr. Carpenter employs a variety of chiropractic techniques in her treatment of animals. She splits her time between the Bay Area and New Mexico, and shares her home with a “few” animals.

Pamela Mulvey DC, CAC

With over 30 years of chiropractic experience, Dr. Pamela Mulvey’s practice includes both humans, and large and small animals. She is excited to provide integrated chiropractic care in a veterinary hospital where patients receive the benefit of a team of veterinary care experts, all of whom value communication, education and community.
Originally from the East coast,  Pamela moved to the Bay Area with her family as a teenager. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and Dietetics. Her passion for health through nutrition evolved into a desire to master an alternative healing profession. Her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, West, earned her a Doctorate in Chiropractic, and she became licensed to practice in California in 1985. To broaden her scope of practice to include animals, Dr. Mulvey graduated from the Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In addition, Dr. Mulvey has post graduate training in Behavioral Medicine and is a certified yoga teacher. Dr. Mulvey currently practices and resides in Marin county, and enjoys mountain biking and hiking with her dog, Bindi.

Emily Thompson, RVTEmily and Ike

Emily was raised in Minnesota and recently transferred to the Bay Area with her husband when he relocated for work.  Emily earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, before deciding to turn her lifelong love of animals into her career by becoming a veterinary technician. She has been a technician for over 9 years and we are delighted that she joined our team.  Her experience includes internal medicine for cats and dogs, as well as time working at a cat-only practice. Emily has special interests in animal rehabilitation, dermatology and behavior.  Her favorite part of her job includes watching pets walk again for the first time following surgery.  On her off time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband going to movies, photographing and reviewing concerts for a music blog and browsing antique and thrift shops for deals. She loves hanging out on the couch with her three cats, Odin, Saffron, and Duncan, and her dog, Hugo.

Dana Fitzer, RVTDana 2016

Dana was born in the Bay Area and grew up in the East Bay. She relocated to Southern California to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Health Science at Cal Poly, Pomona. In 2009, Dana became a registered veterinary technician and returned to the Bay Area. Her experience includes small animal practice as well as shelter medicine. With her free time, Dana enjoys spending quality time with her pets, watching Oakland A’s games, and seeking out adrenaline-pumping adventures around the world. In the future, she hopes to combine her love for animals and travel in volunteer trip to provide veterinary medical care in developing countries.(info coming soon)

Tracy Pavon, CBW

Tracy PavonTracy was born and raised in the Bay area and currently lives in Walnut Creek. She has been with Muller Veterinary Hospital since 2001. She is working toward her goal to become a Registered Veterinary Technician and hopes to be there soon. Tracy has taken and completed the CANINE MASSAGE course through Caninology® and is a certified Canine Body Worker (CBW). Tracy loves working with animals! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her Labradoodle, Lucas D. her Brussels Griffon Jorja, and playing with her frisky cats Diesel and Gracie.