Jennifer Brown, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board-Certified Veterinary Surgery – Large Animal
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (Veterinary Chiropractic)
After earning a doctor of veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 1999, she conducted an internship at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2000 and completed a surgery residency at Michigan State University in 2003. Dr. Brown was on the faculty at Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Brown has been board-certified in large animal surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2004.
Dr. Brown is also very passionate about working and sporting dogs. Having four Labrador Retrievers that are FEMA Certified Urban Search and Rescue dogs as well as competitors in hunting retriever, field trial, and disc competitions really brings it home. Starting her career as an equine surgeon and working on elite equine athletes has brought a unique perspective and skill-set to benefit her canine clients and patients. This is especially true in the use of diagnostic ultrasound, regenerative medicine (stem cell and PRP) and intra-articular therapies in the diagnosis and treatment of canine orthopedic injuries. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2012 and started K-9 Sports Vet, a mobile canine sports medicine and rehabilitation practice. In 2013 she achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2017 she founded the first stand-alone rehabilitation and sports medicine practice in the Tampa Bay area, Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.
Alisha Dow, C.V.T.
Alisha Dow is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Associate in Arts degree, then SPC’s Veterinary Technician program and received her certification in 2010. After working in Internal Medicine for 10 years, she joined FVRSM in 2019. Always having a passion for canine rehabilitation, Alisha is currently enrolled at University of Tennessee’s “Canine Certified Rehabilitation Therapy” program. Having grown up training dogs in obedience and agility handling, she is able to integrate this into her rehabilitation therapy. Alisha believes it is truly rewarding working one-on-one with each and every patient, helping them gain mobility and better quality of life.
Alisha is happily married and has two wonderful children at home and 2 rescue dogs, Buttercup and Griffin, and 2 rescue cats, Tinkerbell and Tushy. During her spare time, she loves paddleboarding, lying by the pool, and spending time with family and friends.
Reena Garcia, C.V.T.
Reena is a native Floridian who is happiest outdoors and in the company of non-human animals. As such, she made the decision at a very young age to dedicate her life to be in service of non-human animals and has enjoyed a seventeen-year career in veterinary medicine working alongside both domestic and wildlife species since 2004.
In 2007, Reena began working in multi-specialty hospitals and was dedicated to the Emergency & Critical Care service. She worked closely with and learned from Criticalists, Neurologists, Surgeons, and Internal Medicine Specialists before obtaining her license in veterinary technology in 2014. Reena was a Lead ICU Nurse for many of the eight years she spent in the Emergency & Critical Care department. During this time, she developed an absolute love and reverence for anesthesia and pain management. From 2015-2019, Reena followed this newfound love and worked in oral and general surgery on the Anesthesia & Analgesia team, eventually earning the title of Lead Surgery Technician in 2018. Working in multi-specialty hospitals for those twelve years further instilled Reena’s love of pain management and allowed her the opportunity to see Rehabilitation Therapy as a modality to help in the pain management of companion animals, and drastically improve life quality. She relocated to Tampa in January of 2020 and enthusiastically joined Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation & Sport’s Medicine in March. Her rehabilitation interests include pain-relieving therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, weight management, neurologic rehabilitation, and geriatric care. She is currently working on her Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner’s license and Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy.
Reena loves spending time with her family, beloved partner Jeff, and her adorable cat, Haimish. She enjoys writing, dancing, and being under the trees or on the water. You can usually find her reading multiple books at once, cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning (since Victor Hedman was drafted in 2009), working towards non-human animal rights, and anywhere there’s vegan food.
Ashley has always had a passion for working with animals and grew up riding, training, and showing horses. In pursuing her love of animals, she began to work with Dolphins and other marine animals in Panama City Beach, FL before attending Southern Illinois University. Ashley obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2013 and continued her veterinary career after graduating, working in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Dentistry with both domestic and wildlife species. She joined Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sport’s Medicine in March 2021 and is currently enrolled in The University of Tennessee’s Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Program as well as Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technology Program. In her free time Ashley enjoys riding horses, walking nature trails with her husband, relaxing by the beach, and taking her two dogs Maverick and Goose to new places.