K9 FIT CLUB ADVISORY TEAM



DVM, CVFT

DR. ERNIE WARD

Dr. Ernie Ward has spent his career blending healthy lifestyles and medicine. He is internationally known for improving veterinary medical standards, creating a higher quality of life for animals, and promoting healthier habits for pets and people. Dr. Ward has been a leader in the areas of pet nutrition and weight loss, establishing diagnostic test protocols and evolving pet technologies, promoting senior pet care, and advancing veterinary practice standards and veterinary staff training.




Physical Therapist (PT, PhD, DPT)
Professor at University of Tennessee

DR. DAVID LEVINE

Dr. Levine is a Professor and the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in animal physical rehabilitation since 1993 and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation.

He has published over 50 papers in veterinary rehabilitation and is a co-editor of the books Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats.  He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his University position.