Dr. Akshay A. Verma, DVM, CCRP
Dr. Verma launched Personalized Veterinary House Calls and Rehabilitation because he recognized the dire need for a more in-depth approach to rehabilitation and geriatric medicine for cats and dogs in a reduced stress and convenient environment.
A Fear Free Certified Professional, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University and his Bachelors of Science with distinction and highest honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His special interest in pain management and geriatric patients spurred him to complete the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and Certificate in Companion Animal Pain Management programs at the University of Tennessee. He has also completed the Evidence-Based Veterinary Acupuncture course through the Chi Institute, furthering his study of acupuncture through the CuraCore Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist program. As of summer 2019, Dr. Verma is starting a residency program in behavioral medicine under the mentorship of MSU clinician, Dr. Marie Hopfensperger, DVM, DACVB.
Dr. Verma also has a passion for and experience in veterinary nutrition. He has experience working for the companion animal food industry in formulation development with an emphasis on animal-free sourcing and humane scientific testing. He is familiar with balanced homemade diets in addition to AAFCO testing and labeling regulations.
An ethical vegan, Dr. Verma entered veterinary school conscious of the need for veterinarians to advocate for progressive animal welfare policies. He currently serves on Michigan Friends of Companion Animals’ Executive Committee. He previously served as President and Co-Founder of the MSU chapter of Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, Director of the Michigan Animal Respect Society at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Communications Committee Member for the National Access to Veterinary Care Coalition.
Lyndsie Blair, LVT
Lyndsie Blair has 14 years veterinary technician experience, the majority of which has been in the emergency medicine. She joined Personalized Veterinary House Calls and Rehabilitation at its inception eager to serve animals in a lower stress environment and to focus her career on rehabilitation and geriatric medicine.
A Level 3 Fear Free Certified Professional, she has completed extensive continuing education on topics, such as nutrition, rehabilitation, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. Her coursework has included Certificates in Nutrition Case Management and Canine Kinesiology Taping from the University of Tennessee as well as classes in massage therapy and essential oil aromatherapy.