About Us

Jodie Watson (formerly Furness)

Owner/manager – Physiotherapist

Jodie has been working on the Peninsula as a human Physiotherapist for the past 15 years. In 2007 Jodie completed her Masters in Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy) at the University of Queensland. She has been treating dogs, horses, cats and even a couple of rabbits since then.

Jodie decided in 2014 that she wanted to work with animals full time so she opened ARC, ‘Animal Rehabilitation Centre’.

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Jess Laughlin

Canine Myofunctional Therapist

Jess has lived on the Mornington Peninsula all her life and has always been surrounded by animals. This has given her a great sense of passion for the welfare and, in particular, rehabilitation of animals.

Jess currently owns and rides one horse (MF Hollywood) and has always been surrounded by horses and working farm dogs. Caring for spelling Thoroughbred racehorses through her childhood to now competing her own horses in high-level Showing and Dressage. This has given Jess a great sense of knowledge and attention to detail when working with animals.

In early 2017 Jess completed her Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy through the National College of Traditional Medicine, enabling her to practice massage on Dogs.

Jess is very passionate about the rehabilitation of animals and is looking forward to helping your furry friends through massage.

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Kate Berg

Veterinary Nurse

Kate has grown up on the Mornington Peninsula and is now raising her family of 3 boys, 2 horses, a pony, 2 dogs, a cat and a chicken on a property in Moorooduc.

Kate comes to ARC with 15 years experience working as a Veterinary nurse. For the past 9 years Kate has been one of the senior veterinary nurses at Peninsula Vet Care, East Mornington, specialising in surgery and emergency.

Prior to working at PVC Kate worked in the surgery department at the Melbourne Vet Referral Centre in Glen Waverley, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Kate has a strong passion for animal health and well-being, in particular, post surgical rehabilitation and recovery and she is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in these fields at Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

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About Us

Animal Rehabilitation Centre was established in 2014 to assist in the rehabilitation of animals. The staff are professional and friendly and will treat your fury family member like one of their own. The centre is equipted to specialise in the treatment of animal rehabilitation and the recovery from an operation or injury.

Jodie Watson (formerly Furness)

Owner/manager – Physiotherapist

Jodie has been working on the Peninsula as a human Physiotherapist for the past 15 years. In 2007 Jodie completed her Masters in Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy) at the University of Queensland. She has been treating dogs, horses, cats and even a couple of rabbits since then.

Jodie decided in 2014 that she wanted to work with animals full time so she opened ARC, ‘Animal Rehabilitation Centre’.

Mel Jones

Physiotherapist

Mel has recently moved to the peninsula from Albury-Wodonga where she was working full time as a human physiotherapist with an interest in women’s health. Since she was a child Mel has had a great passion for animals growing up with a variety of pets including horses, dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and even a few pet lambs. She grew up in Bathurst, NSW and after finishing school worked at horse studs in Bathurst and Ovens riding and caring for horses.

Mel completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University, Albury and her passion for animals led her to complete her Level 1 in Animal Physiotherapy in 2015 and she is now completing her Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy through the University of Liverpool.

Mel moved with her horse, dog and cat and enjoys riding and spending time with them whenever she can. She is available for equine, canine and human physiotherapy consults and would love to meet both you and your four-legged friends.

Jess Laughlin

Canine Myofunctional Therapist

Jess has lived on the Mornington Peninsula all her life and has always been surrounded by animals. This has given her a great sense of passion for the welfare and, in particular, rehabilitation of animals.

Jess currently owns and rides one horse (MF Hollywood) and has always been surrounded by horses and working farm dogs. Caring for spelling Thoroughbred racehorses through her childhood to now competing her own horses in high-level Showing and Dressage. This has given Jess a great sense of knowledge and attention to detail when working with animals.

In early 2017 Jess completed her Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy through the National College of Traditional Medicine, enabling her to practice massage on Dogs.

Jess is very passionate about the rehabilitation of animals and is looking forward to helping your furry friends through massage.

Kate Berg

Veterinary Nurse

Kate has grown up on the Mornington Peninsula and is now raising her family of 3 boys, 2 horses, a pony, 2 dogs, a cat and a chicken on a property in Moorooduc.

Kate comes to ARC with 15 years experience working as a Veterinary nurse. For the past 9 years Kate has been one of the senior veterinary nurses at Peninsula Vet Care, East Mornington, specialising in surgery and emergency.

Prior to working at PVC Kate worked in the surgery department at the Melbourne Vet Referral Centre in Glen Waverley, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Kate has a strong passion for animal health and well-being, in particular, post surgical rehabilitation and recovery and she is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in these fields at Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

For more information or to book an appointment, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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