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Andrea Henderson DVM
Resident
Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation
Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis in Military Working Dogs: effects of disease and core stabilization exercise on epaxial muscle mass, pain and performance (Masters Thesis project, ongoing)
  • Markers of fatigue during high-intensity and endurance exercise in sporting dogs
  • Depth penetration of therapeutic laser in live animal tissues

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Virginia (2000)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (2005)
  • Candidate, MS in Comparative and Experimental Medicine with focus in Kinesiology (July 2011-present)

Training

  • Internship, Department of Defense Military Working Dog Veterinary Services, San Antonio, TX (2005-2006)
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (2009)
  • Residency in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Tennessee (July 2011-present)

Background

  • Positions
    • Major, United States Army Veterinary Corps (January 2011-present)
    • Officer in Charge, Kaiserslautern Branch Veterinary Services, Kaiserslautern, Germany (2008-2011)
    • Director, Counter-Explosives Hazard Complex Military Working Dog Veterinary Hospital (2006-2008)
  • Professional Societies
    • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    • Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine