About Us

Who we are

  • Carol Wasmucky, BS, PTPet Rehab Owner

    Carol has been an orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapist since 1986, when she completed her degree in physical therapy at the University of Miami. For 8 years, she directed a thriving sports medicine facility in Northern Virginia, specializing in treating ACL (knee) reconstructions, total knee and hip replacements, herniated discs, fractures, sprains/strains, muscle imbalances, and many other diagnoses in the human population.

    Successfully treating and managing her Golden Retriever, Rodan’s, hip dysplasia without surgery, since puppyhood, inspired her to apply her expertise in anatomy to the pet population. Carol attended specialized courses at the University of Tennessee’s Canine Physical Therapy program, in addition to many other courses across the country.

    Carol started Pet Rehab in 2000 and has since worked on dogs and cats with such diagnoses as ACL/CCL (knee) tears and repairs, hip dysplasia, hernias, brain tumors, obesity, elbow dysplasia, fractures, seizures, disc disease, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendon tears and repairs, sprains and strains.

    Carol helps dogs maintain and regain their strength and range of motion following TPLOs (tibeal plateau leveling osteotomy) and FHOs (femoral head osteomoty) surgeries. She will design a customized program to achieve the best treatment for your pet. Treatments can be developed to either avoid invasive or unnecessary surgeries, to alleviate the common aches and pains of the aging pet, or to aid in post-surgical recovery.

    Pet Rehab provides specialized programs for working dogs, such as those on local police forces, as well as dogs competing in agility and other events. Agility training increases awareness and balance for non-competitive dogs, allows working dogs to return to work more quickly, and prepares competitive animals to return to their sport after injury. Some Pet Rehab clients continue weekly treatments to improve the overall fitness of their pet.

  • Tanya E. Devereaux, LPTA, CCRP

    Tanya has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1994 with 30+ years of experience in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. She has developed and directed several aquatic therapy programs, developed specialized therapist teams, been a member of an outcomes study research team, managed a staff of LPTAs, been a clinical instructor for physical therapist assistant students for over 30 years, and held various certifications. Tanya’s work environments have included corporate and private outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and private residences. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and physical abilities but holds a special passion for working with dogs of all ages and physical abilities.

    Carol and Tanya first started working together in early 1999, in a busy outpatient sports medicine clinic, prior to the opening of Pet Rehab. In 2008, Tanya called on Carol when her dog Harley, a chocolate Labrador, needed a hip replacement at the young age of 4 ½. It was then that Tanya realized her excitement in being able to rehab her dog much like her human patients.

    Tanya started with Pet Rehab as a volunteer in 2009, occasionally assisting Carol with her patient treatments. After starting her training at the University of Tennessee in 2010, to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, she became an employee of Pet Rehab. Tanya completed her certification in 2012 and has been treating various animals ever since. Tanya has treated clients at VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, the Veterinary Holistic Center, and as necessary at your home.

    As of 2018, Tanya and her husband began traveling across this beautiful nation, in their RV. They have been enjoying the lifestyle of traveling while Tanya remains a continued member of the Pet Rehab team from afar. Once the travel bug slows down and they settle in somewhere wonderful, Tanya plans to rejoin the team on a regular basis.

  • Cristen M. Wientjes, LPTA

    Cristen has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 2014 with years of experience in outpatient orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. She has served as a Clinical Instructor for Physical Therapist Assistant students, has developed and directed several agility classes for active-duty service members, and holds various certifications from yearly training requirements. Cristen’s work environments have included outpatient orthopedic clinics, skilled nursing, and inpatient settings. She enjoys working with the active-duty service members, veterans, and dogs of all breeds and various levels of function.

    Cristen is from South Alabama, and where she met her husband, Gage, while he was on assignment at Ft. Rucker, AL. She went to college to obtain her degree as a PTA at the Kansas City Kansas Community College, while they were stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Cristen has also taken canine rehabilitation classes with University of Tennessee and completed five case studies. In 2018, while living in Alexandria, VA, she met Carol and was introduced to a whole new world of canine rehab and fell in love with the concept of canine rehab. Cristen has been with Pet Rehab ever since and enjoys every day working with the dogs and owners.

    Cristen has treated many dogs since 2018 in clinic at VCA SouthPaws and through virtual settings. She has also provided rehab for her own dog, Jasper, when he went through a TPLO surgery in the Summer of 2021. Cristen looks forward to working with your canine family members for years to come.