Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Mason leads the team at Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation. She grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She went on to attend the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and Chi Institute with certificates as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and Veterinary Acupuncturist, respectively. She moved to Florida in 2013 to begin working at FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital in Deland, Fl as an integrative, rehabilitation, and exotics veterinarian.
In July 2018, she opened Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation, a stand-alone Veterinary Rehabilitation facility in Central Florida. She treats a variety of conditions including: pain, osteoarthritis, soft tissue sprains and strains, orthopedic and neurologic surgical rehabilitation, conservative management of back injuries, neurological disorders, and sports evaluations. She has successfully rehabilitated high level competition canines using regenerative medicine (stem cells and platelet rich plasma) in conjunction with rehabilitation therapy.
Certified Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation & Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant
Dr. John grew up in Brooksville, a small town on the west coast of Florida. He
graduated from Florida State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science. Following his time at FSU, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic medicine degree. Dr. John received his first certification in the veterinary field in 2013 when he completed his course work in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation or VOM. In 2018, he completed his certification at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. Dr. John started working with Dr. Mason in 2014 at Florida Wild Veterinary Hospital and made the transition with her when she opened FVR in 2018. Dr. John lives in Deland and loves to spend any spare time with family and his dogs at the beach. He enjoys all sports especially football and running.
Carrie is a Stetson University graduate who spent 8 years in human healthcare before making the leap into veterinary rehabilitation. While attending Stetson and working in the healthcare field, Carrie focused on management, accounting, & marketing. Carrie has been around dogs and animals her whole life, growing up with multiple German Shepherd Dogs and a Bloodhound, a beloved Rat Terrier, and once a rescued Greyhound. Carrie currently lives in DeLand with her husband Daniel and their two pups, Jacks & Oreo. Jacks is a rescued German Shepherd and Oreo is a pit-mix rescued from Halifax Humane Society. Carrie is a partner in Central Florida Dog Sports where she specializes in dock diving and K-9 swimming, she is also a board member of Central Florida Agility Club. In her free time, you can find her park hopping at Disney or belting out her favorite Frozen lyrics.
Certified Canine Fitness Trainer
Caitlyn is a University of Central Florida graduate who spent a little over 10 years in law enforcement before making the leap into veterinary rehabilitation. Caitlyn has owned, worked with and trained dogs for many years, both professionally and recreationally. Most recently Caitlyn has received her certificate from the University of Tennessee as a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer. Caitlyn loves dog sports and actively competes in agility and dock diving with her two dogs; a Belgian Malinois, Kaiya, and a Dutch Shepherd, Major. In her free time, Caitlyn enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs while camping, fishing, and boating.
Canine Massage Therapist
Natalie Herrick is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist, and has received her certification from the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage. Natalie is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, often working with individuals struggling with drug and alcohol issues as well as a myriad of mental health issues created by trauma. When Natalie is not providing her therapeutic services to humans and dogs you can find her snuggling with her 9 animals watching comedy specials or supernatural shows. She also enjoys kayaking with manatees, taking a whirl on space mountain, and traveling with her husband. Natalie is known for her strong connection with animals, and everyone that knows her often states “When I die I want to come back as one of your animals.” Her work with addictions and trauma as a therapist, as well as her experience in nurturing traumatized animals has evolved into her pursuit of a dream to be a therapeutic massage practitioner. She believes in the importance of attending to the emotional and physical needs of animals. Natalie is certified in Therapeutic (Swedish) Canine Massage, Sports Massage, Senior Massage, and Reiki Level 2. She has witnessed first hand the positive changes within someone’s beloved pet after massage and loves being a part of this special journey. Natalie values the work of veterinarians and their staff, and believes in the importance of being a supportive team member when it comes to an animal’s health.
Marie was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she lived until relocating to Central Florida in 2017. In Cheyenne, Marie worked at her local animal shelter for 5 years, where her passion for animal welfare flourished and grew. Eventually, working alongside her mentor, Marie helped to establish the first Behavior program of its kind within the animal shelter, and earned her certification as a Professional Dog Trainer. While teaching group dog training classes and private training sessions, Marie gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the human-animal bond, and quickly found that her love for “people care” was just as big as her love for “animal care”.
Marie feels lucky to have found a group of individuals who share her compassion and respect for animals and their human counterparts, and even luckier that she gets to work with those same individuals every single day.
In her personal life, Marie enjoys spoiling her three fur babies- Frank, a Basset Hound; Mittz, a polydactyl orange tabby; and Kitten, a senior shorthaired tortoiseshell. Some hobbies of Marie’s include going to concerts with her boyfriend, visiting state parks and beaches, discovering new vegan junk-food, and sharing inside jokes with her childhood best friend.
Hali is thrilled to be the most recent addition to the Florida Veterinary Rehab team as a Veterinary Assistant. You can often find her relaxing with a patient receiving Acupuncture or performing Laser Therapy. She is currently attending Penn Foster pursuing her Veterinary Technology degree and is a certified Fear Free Handler. She loves snapping pictures of all our patients to share with owners or posts on the company social media. She has two rescue dogs, Pete her Jack Russel Terrier, and Oscar, a Snoodle-ish mutt. She enjoys taking them on hikes with her partner when she isn’t working.