Lis Conarton, LVT, CCRP, CVPP

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner

Melissa (Lis) Conarton, BS, LVT, CCRP, began her veterinary career over a decade ago, working closely with board certified veterinarians in intense environments tailored to offer the very best in patient standards of care. Lis graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor degree in Biology, and began working at the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York in 2003 as a surgical assistant.  She recognized her interest in physical rehabilitation services while attending the 2004 American College of Veterinary Surgeons conference in Denver, CO.

Lis completed her LVT education and licensing requirements, and then successfully completed the University of Tennessee’s rigorous Canine Rehabilitation certification program.  She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2009.  She has since become an influential voice for the care and comfort of companion animals in the CNY area.  To date, Lis has completed over 600 hours of continuing education with many hours directed toward veterinary physical rehabilitation and pain management. She continues to apply herself due to a deep interest in pain management and myofascial issues, and routinely contributes to newspaper articles, journal submissions and book chapters discussing the subject. She has received special training in Canine Myofascial Trigger points through Myopain Seminars, and has been featured on local television programming discussing many topics in pain management and rehabilitation. She also lectures regularly at continuing education seminars on Physical Rehabilitation and Pain Management.

She is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), American Association of Rehabilitation (Technicians) Veterinarians and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. She completed and passed her examination and case reports for the IVAPM and is certified as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner. In her free time she participates in outdoor activities with her family, and spends quality time with her horse, Whiskey.