Gayle with a patient

Gayle Hickok

LMT, CDT, NMT, comes to the animal rehabilitation world from twenty-four years of practice with human patients. She began her practice of soft tissue therapies in 1988 under the supervision of James Kirsh, DO, after being certified by the St. John Neuromuscular method. She was asked by Melinda Molin, MD, FACS, to head the Lymphedema Center of Maine at Mercy Hospital in 1996 after completing the certification course as a Vodder-trained lymphedema therapist.

After ten years in that position, she turned her sights to healing in the animal community and begin taking courses in veterinary technology. As a student, she completed the two week fast track program in canine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She has had a private practice in a small animal rehabilitation since 2004. In December 2008, she was asked to join the staff at the Maine Veterinary Referral Center as head rehabilitation therapist for small animals. Gayle currently is in private practice in Cape Elizabeth.

Meet Susan Mashall, LVT

Susan has a lengthy history in the veterinary field, with 13 years in Emergency Medicine. In addition, she has spent 5 years in specialty practice with Surgery Department, Internal Medicine and Neurology. In 2001, she earned a BS in Biology. Susan has continued to enjoy the medical aspect of the veterinary field, but has decided to dedicate her future time to her passion for canine rehabilitation. Susan feels strongly that with the advances in Veterinary Medical Technology, we will be able to enjoy our friends well into their geriatric years. Susan also feels that quality of life is most important. Susan is pursuing an education for certification in Canine Rehabilitation. Gayle happily serves as Susan's mentor.