About

Robert Porter, CCRP, Rehabilitation Director

Robert J. Porter, CCRP was one of the first people in the world to obtain his Certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee back in 2001. He started his canine rehab career in 1998 and has worked full time in the field since. Robby is well known for his innovative approach to therapeutic exercise using positive reinforcement training. Robby spends most of his time running the rehab department at South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists but also travels often to teach his force-free exercise program to veterinary professionals and canine performance trainers.

When not at work, Robby can be found having adventures with his two young sons and his high energy Border Collies. Robby enjoys disc dog training, sheep herding, canoeing, videography and photography. Many of his educational and dynamic videos are seen all over veterinary social media.

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