Physical fitness is important to humans, and it should be important to our pets also. There are numerous areas that having strong muscles will benefit. Everyday activities are easier when muscles are stronger—getting up and down, going for walks, chasing frisbees or balls; and if you want to do sports with your dog (agility, flyball, freestyle, etc), physical fitness is of extreme importance. Strengthening the muscles also helps with disease conditions such as joint disease and soft tissue injuries.

Dr Thompson has taken courses through the University of Tennessee toward a canine fitness trainer certification. She will work with your pet to develop a program that will strengthen the muscles so that he/she can live a long, happy life.

Our exercise programs will involve exercises with equipment that we have at the hospital (similar to when you go to the physical therapist) and exercises that we will teach you to do with your pet at home.

Please ask us about how your pet can benefit from fitness.

Thompson's Veterinary Center

3631 State Rd. 60 E.

Lake Wales, FL 33898

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Phone: (863) 676-5922 Fax: (863) 676-7342 Emergency: (863) 676-4677 Email Us:


Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday Noon - 6:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - Noon

Sunday Closed