Our Location

1490 Lochaven

Waterford, MI 48327 US

(248) 363-5061


Welcome to Animal Rehab Center of Michigan, Inc

Your Animal Rehabilitation Center in Waterford,MI

Call us at (248) 363-5061


The Animal Rehabilitation Center of Michigan (ARC) was founded in 2001 with a vision to help dogs live a full, pain-free life. We are proud to say that in the field of canine rehabilitation,

we are Michigan’s:

  • FIRST canine rehabilitation facility
  • FIRST facility to have an underwater treadmill, and Annette Engler was the
  • FIRST certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP) in Michigan

We have successfully treated thousands of pets since opening and are proud to be offering this service to our clients and community.

Through isolated and controlled exercises, we are able to help dogs return to normal function. Hydrotherapy has proven to be a very effective form of low-impact exercise, allowing us to target specific muscle groups without additional impact on painful joints. We also have state-of-the-art equipment such as laser therapy, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy.

Our goal is to help your dog live a happier, healthier, pain-free life! We strive to help your dog get back to its normal routine, whether that routine is just taking a walk down the street or competing at national levels.

At ARC, we are committed to the bond between clients and their pets. Contact us for more information.

  Annette Engler, LVT, CVPM, CCRP & Kate Reynolds, DVM, CCRP
  Animal Rehab Center of Michigan, Inc | (248) 363-5061

1490 Lochaven
Waterford, MI 48327

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Annette Engler

    Annette has been working in veterinary practices since she was 14 years old. She joined the Union Lake Veterinary Team in 1995. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, and became Michigan's first Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2001.

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  • Dr.
    Kate Reynolds
    (DVM, CCRP), Certified FitPAWS Master Trainer

    Dr. Reynolds is a graduate of Michigan State University, having earned her dual-degree bachelors of science in animal science and zoology in 1999 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2003.

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  • Stephanie Siegrist, Rehabilitation Assistant since 2015

    Stephanie found her career and passion through her very first job at age 15 as a kennel attendant at Union Lake Pet Services. She has been part of the team since 2007.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I'm a vet tech and I'm SUPER picky about where I take my dog for treatment. I have no regrets about bringing him here. They are amazing, friendly people that treat Bullet like a king. He's always excited to go to therapy and his tail never stops wagging when he's there. I would suggest their services to anyone and everyone."
    A. McKee and Bullet
  • "[Animal Rehab Center staff], because of your hard work and many hours we can't even tell Beasley had major surgeries on both of his hips (2/2013 & 4/2013)."
    C. Summers
  • "Thank you again for EVERYTHING you have done to steer us in the right direction! You are truly amazing. Dr. Degner has the most highest regard for the incredible work you do, too!"
    S. Goolsby

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