Professor Lin McGonagle, MSPT, LVT


lin mcgonagle catLin McGonagle earned a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Cornell University, a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Acadia University, and an Associate's Degree from SUNY Delhi in the Veterinary Technician program. Lin has 29 years of experience in human medicine in acute care, pediatrics and home health. She has combined her passion for physical therapy and animals to provide rehabilitation services to performance dogs and horses for over 15 years. Lin owns Animal Performance & Therapy Center, a private practice focusing on Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Lin plays an integral part in the conditioning, health and physical therapy of agility dogs competing at the local and national levels, as well as dogs that have represented the USA on various international teams.

Lin recently co-authored “Accelerate Canine Performance Through Conditioning, A Step-By-Step Guide” with Lin Gelbmann, and has contributed to several periodicals and books including “Small Animal Surgery Secrets” and “Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy”. She has presented at veterinary and physical therapy conferences on animal rehabilitation including the International Symposium for Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Tufts Animal Expo, APTA Combined Sections, NYSVTA and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Lin was a founding member and first President of the Animal Physical Therapy Special Interest Group under the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has served on the executive board for the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, and currently represents the United States within the World Conference of Physical Therapy Sub-Group in Animal Physical Therapy.

Lin and her family share their life with Telulah (Basset Hound), Maia (Labrador Retriever), and Eve (Great Pyrenees) as well as 2 cats, a horse and 2 goats. She trains in agility, tracking and fieldwork with her dogs.

Professor Lin McGonagle

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