Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Lindsay Seilheimer focuses her practice on Rehabilitative Medicine at Veterinary Specialty Center. She previously spent twelve years practicing as a primary care veterinarian, including working as an emergency and critical care doctor. She has served as a clinical instructor of veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
What inspired you to change your focus from primary care and emergency and critical care?
Over the past several years, I began to specialize in rehabilitation and conditioning, an interest that stemmed from creating treatment plans for my own three-legged dog, Penny. I believe strongly in the positive impact of these therapies on my patients’ quality of life after seeing the impact treatment has had for her.
What do you enjoy most about rehabilitative medicine?
I enjoy creating customized treatment plans for my rehabilitation patients, and aiding their recovery from surgeries, chronic conditions or injuries so they can live comfortable, active lives. I also enjoy getting to know my clients and following my patients as they improve in mobility and strength and are able to enjoy an enhanced quality of life with their families.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I live in Chicago with my husband, my dog, Penny and our cats. I am active in animal rescue.