Linda Franzini, CVT, CCRP
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Linda has been working as a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1995, and enjoyed helping animals in all areas of veterinary medicine, with special interests in anesthesia, pain management, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and animal behavior/training.
In 2005, Linda joined the Winslow Animal Hospital Team as our Technician Team Leader and head Orthopedic Surgery Nurse.
In the fall of 2009, after completing her course work in Canine Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee school of Veterinary Medicine, Linda began offering Rehabilitation services at Winslow Animal Hospital. Over the next 2 years, as she completed her case studies for certification, and a 40 hour internship at Redbank Veterinary Hospital, in Northern New Jersey and Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital, in Maryland, she gradually expanded the rehabilitation services offered here. In June 2011, Linda completed all requirements and passed the exam to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through University of Tennessee. Since then, she has focused all her energies on running Winslow Animal Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitation and Pain management.
Continuing Education & Special Skills
Linda strongly believes in continuing education to learn as much as possible to help her canine patients. She has done extensive training in manual therapy, including medical massage, myofascial trigger point identification and release, joint mobilizations for the front and hind limbs, basic and advanced mobilization techniques for the canine spine and pelvis, and manual therapy techniques for sports related injuries. Linda is also a certified Reiki 2 Practitioner and shares Reiki energy with all her rehab patients.
Linda is currently working towards certification as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner with the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
When not at work, Linda enjoys relaxing and rejuvenating with her human and animal family, enjoying nature, swimming, hiking, gardening, and traveling to their seasonal home in Maine to enjoy the beautiful, rocky coastline and Acadia National Park.