Theresa Wendland

DVM

Dr. Wendland is originally from Chicago, but has been fortunate to call Colorado her home since 2011. After moving to Colorado, Dr. Wendland began working in a comparative orthopedics lab at Colorado State University (CSU), where from she eventually attained her DVM. As a veterinary student, she had the unique opportunity to begin working with the nascent sports medicine and rehabilitation (now Orthopedic Medicine and Mobility) service at CSU. Following graduation, she was invited to stay at CSU for her rotating and sports medicine specialty internship with a focus in orthotics and prosthetics. She then remained at CSU to complete a residency in sports medicine and rehabilitation. In addition to her formal schooling and specialty training, Dr. Wendland became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture, received training in canine rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee, and completed a course in veterinary chiropractic therapy.

Throughout her time at CSU, Dr. Wendland pursued a special interest in veterinary orthotics and prosthetics through research and publication on the subject. She has also performed research in novel gait analysis and integrative therapies for osteoarthritis pain management. Her other areas of interest, outside of her research, include rehabilitation and cross-training of the canine athlete, canine nutrition, and work-up of challenging or hard to diagnose lameness.

Prior to her veterinary schooling, Dr. Wendland obtained a fine arts degree in sculpture. She still creates art in her free time whenever possible. However, most of her time outside of work is dedicated to her large “fur family” which is made up of three dogs, two cats, two horses, and a slightly less furry husband. Dr. Wendland is also a martial artist and both she and her husband are avid weightlifters and bodybuilders.

Monique Mora BS, CVT

Monique is a certified veterinary technician with over 20 years of experience in general practice, emergency medicine, oncology, surgery and sports medicine and rehabilitation. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Monique obtained a double BS in biology and psychology from the University of New Mexico. She moved to Colorado and pursued a career in specialty medicine. To combine her love of veterinary medicine and working with her sport dogs, she trained with Canine Rehabilitation Institute to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse.

In her spare time, you can find her in the mountains enjoying everything Colorado has to offer or training her dogs in herding and agility.

Kelly Hansen DPT, CCRT

Originally from Ohio, Kelly’s love for animals started at a very young age. She volunteered at a horse farm in exchange for free lessons and took care of multiple injured or abandoned animals (raccoons, bunnies, cats, snakes). She then moved to North Carolina in 2000 and became a licensed massage therapist, in 2001. In 2005, Kelly moved to Long Island and got a Doctorate in physical therapy and began working at an outpatient orthopedic office specializing in spinal surgeries and injuries until 2018. Kelly decided to make the move to Colorado to finish the certification process with Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

At home, Kelly has a small petting zoo, at home, consisting of; 3 huskies, 2 Siamese, 3 chickens, an African frog and two bettas and currently work in pediatrics and is a valued member of the CVSG Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation team.

Sarah Graham MSPT, CCRT

Sarah originally hails from Minnesota and grew up showing her dog in 4-H and AKC shows as well as riding English and jumping. After earning a BS in Biology and Psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, she moved to Colorado to obtain her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado. Sarah has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, and manual therapy, and followed her love of dogs to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2021.
When Sarah isn’t working with canines, she is busy treating professional ballet dancers and is the backstage PT for Broadway tours while they are in Denver. In her free time, she enjoys competing with her standard poodles in obedience and rally and spending time with her family traveling or in the mountains.