Kari Koudelka LVT, CCRP, VTS-Physical Rehabilitation graduated with her AAS degree in Veterinary Technology from Tomball College in 2004. Following graduation, Kari began working for Dr. Richard Wall at Animal Clinics of The Woodlands. She began working in rehabilitation when Dr. Wall opened his specialty practice in pain management and physical rehabilitation in September 2004. Since that time, she has been Director of rehabilitation and the Head Rehabilitation Technician for the Center for Veterinary Pain Management and Rehabilitation in The Woodlands, Texas. She achieved her certification as a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee’s Canine Rehabilitation program in 2005. In 2007, she completed courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine for Veterinary Technicians at the Chi Institute in Florida. Since 2012, Kari has helped Drs. Wall and Dommerholt annually, and sometimes bi-annually, as a staff member for the Canine Myofascial Trigger Point Course through Myopain Seminars.
Kari has also been involved with the creation of a VTS—or Veterinary Technician Specialty—in Physical Rehabilitation and has served on the organizing committee and Board of Directors of the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians (APRVT). She has also served as a founding technician and technician liaison board member for the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians. Kari has written peer reviewed articles for Veterinary Team Brief and contributed to the textbook Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. She is an active member of the advisory committee for the Veterinary Technology program at Tomball College and works with their internship program to represent Dr. Wall’s specialty practice. In March 2017, she was honored as the 2017 Veterinary Technician of the year from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA).