Veterinary Technician Specialist, Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota
John Nielsen, CVT, VTS (ECC, Physical Rehabilitation), CVPP, CCRP is a graduate of the Medical Institute of Minnesota. His wide variety of experience includes practicing and teaching at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital, working in small animal and exotic general practice, and working in emergency and specialty medicine. John became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care through the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians in 2007. In 2011, he earned the title Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner from the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and in 2013 he became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee. He has also received special training in Canine Myofascial Trigger points through Myopain Seminars and is currently completing requirements to become a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer through the University of Tennessee as well as additional classes in veterinary kinesiology taping techniques and nutrition. Since 2012, John has been instrumental in the development of the Sport & Strength Department at the Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota in Oakdale, MN where he served as the Senior Rehabilitation Technician. He is actively involved in a number of professional organizations including volunteering on committees for both the IVAPM and APRVT. His particular areas of interest include performance and working dogs, neurology, osteoarthritis management, myofascial issues, and pain management.