Dr. Karyn Fein
Dr. Karyn Fein has always had a passion for learning about the body – how it moves and the role of exercise and nutrition in both achieving health and treating illness. She was an internationally competitive gymnast and had her fair share of injuries. As a result, she was introduced to the benefits of physical therapy early in life. After graduation from vet school, she missed athletics and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA in 2009. The field of veterinary rehabilitation was still in its infancy at that time, but it has become the perfect way for Dr. Fein to merge her love of health, nutrition, and fitness with her career goals in veterinary medicine.
She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in October 2013 through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and in doing so, found her career path. You can view her website by clicking on the following link Rocky Mountain Veterinary Rehabilitation.
“I love being able to help my patients maximize their quality of life. I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to move or perform at your potential. I have overcome many injuries myself and want to give back to my patients by helping them overcome injuries and/or help them to maintain/improve their mobility. I have been impressed with how well animals respond to physical rehabilitation. Whether it’s about helping a young pet return to normal (or better) after orthopedic surgery or helping my geriatric patients stay as comfortable as possible for as long as possible, it is extremely rewarding to give my patients the tools they need to feel good and play, walk, and run with their families. It’s all about improving their quality of life.”
Dr. Fein plans on pursuing certification in acupuncture and chiropractic. She is also starting to explore eastern medicine. Dr. Fein is originally from the east coast. Born in New Jersey, she has lived up and down the east coast from North Carolina to Connecticut. She graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She then went on to do a small animal rotating internship in Norwalk, CT, returned to North Carolina to work in emergency medicine and moved to Colorado in 2008. She lives with her husband, Dave, their son, Evan, and grandma Donna. When Evan is sleeping, their pointer mix, Bandit, takes over the role of keeping everyone entertained. When she isn’t at work, Karyn can be found on the trails or in the mountains rock climbing, biking, skiing or snowboarding.