The Walking Paws Team
DVM, CCRT, cVMA
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope I could be of service to you, your family, and your special loved ones. A little about me… I started my career working at an equine rehabilitation center. We would rehabilitate injured or abused horses and once healed train them to help special needs children through hippotherapy. This is where my passion for helping animals began and what motivated me to pursue college. I received my bachelors in physiology and veterinary science from the University of Arizona. Throughout college I worked as a veterinary technician at a wonderful practice in Tucson. I also performed research at the Arizona Cancer Center where I researched drug development to prevent the migration of ovarian cancer.
After graduating I moved to Colorado to pursue my doctorates in veterinary medicine at the amazing Colorado State University. Shortly after passing boards I worked in South Africa in wildlife anesthesiology. Through my time in Africa I was able to treat rhinos, lions, giraffes, wildebeests, monkeys, zebra, sables, etc. It was a great experience that taught me to think outside the box with my patients. Upon returning to the US I started working in general practice while pursuing my specialization in rehabilitation and medical based acupuncture. I received my rehabilitation degree through Canine Rehabilitation Institute, acupuncture certification through Colorado State University, and massage certification through International Academy of Medical Massage for Animals. I then pursued continuing education in pain management through Peak Performance and orthotics/prosthetics through Orthopets.
I transitioned from general practice to working as a rehabilitation veterinarian at one of the local rehab clinics. Shortly after starting I was promoted to medical director in which I developed a training program for all new doctors and technicians. I mentored for Canine Rehabilitation Institute and taught for Bel Rea Community College. While working as medical director I developed my vision for a dream practice. I dreamt of a practice that offered the latest medicine with some of the brightest doctors. A team trained to perform thorough exams and whom embodied the skill set to see some of the most challenging cases. A compassionate practice that could help many in need and give back to the community. I dreamt of working in Boulder, one of the most pet friendly communities in the nation. Then, I decided to stop dreaming and make this practice a reality… Walking Paws Rehab- A place where we help pets get back on their paws!
I welcome everyone to the practice. If you are looking for someone to help with your aging or injured pet please don’t hesitate to contact me.
PT, DPT, CCRT
Dr. Jerri A. Miller graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1981 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She moved to Boulder in 1991 and worked with the student population at CU- Boulder until 2016. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008 and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in December 2016. She feels the transition from human Physical Therapy to Canine Rehabilitation has been fun and enjoys working with dogs and their parents. Dr. Miller assists with bringing the latest practice with humans into the realm of canine rehabilitation. She never settles with her knowledge and is always advancing her skills. Dr. Miller believes the client doctor relationship is most important and looks forward to building strong partnerships with her clients. She is known for her calming presence in appointments that both clients and pets appreciate. Outside of appointments you may find her running, hiking, or biking in the foothills of Boulder.
Jordan has always had a passion for working with animals. Growing up in Durango, CO she gained experience caring for farm animals along with her dogs, cats, birds and some reptile. After graduating from high school, she moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado, where she graduated in 2011 with a BA in Sociology and minor in Communications. Along the way, she worked on campus and also did pet-sitting and home animal care. Knowing how much she loved caring for animals, she then pursued her Associates Degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology and graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute in 2018. She received her state certification (CVT) shortly after. She gained work experience being a part of a general practice in Broomfield and then into the canine rehabilitation field. Jordan quickly fell in love with rehabilitation and the close connections made with both clients and patients alike. She is always eager to better herself as a technician and provide quality care to her patients.
Niina was born and raised in the small island of Kagoshima, Japan. Here she followed her passion for animals and graduated from the Tanaka Yoko School in 1998. Niina worked at a veterinary practice where she gained experience working with small dogs. She also worked as a professional groomer where she got to know the various breeds. Niina moved to Boulder, CO in 2016 and was excited to see how progressive pet care is in this area. Niina started off as a client at Walking Paws Rehab. Her calm demeanor and amazing skills with animals impressed the team so Niina was invited to work with the patients at Walking Paws Rehab. Niina is currently merging her English language learning with her journey at Walking Paws Rehab. Her patience and kindness creates a relaxed and approachable space for both the patient and guardian. Given her calm energy patients naturally gravitate to her. She does an amazing job reading the cues dogs give and communicating with them through body language. With treats always in her pocket Niina will likely become a favorite of your pet.
The Walking Paws team brings together specialists from many backgrounds. We have physical therapists that bring knowledge from human medicine. And veterinarians that are be able to make a diagnosis, prescribe medications or supplements, and treat diseases.
Our team of specialists work closely with your veterinarian to ensure the best care for your loved one. We pride ourselves in a team approach amongst all caregivers, including you, in deciding whats best for your pet. Our goal is to help you reach your goal for your pet.