The Kind Of Care
Your Companion Deserves
Welcome to BARCC, you have taken the first step to an improved quality of life for your companion. BARCC strives to obtain the best for our patients developing tailor made programs and treatments, based on individual needs.
BARCC is a veterinary managed, specialised, small animal rehabilitation and conditioning centre. As a practicing veterinarian with a passion for rehabilitation BARCC focuses on treating the patient as a whole. Going beyond the confines of conventional medicine using a multi-modal approach creating the best wellness plan for each individual.
Small animal rehabilitation adapts human physical therapy techniques to increase the function and mobility of joints and muscles in animals. Animal rehabilitation reduces pain and enhances recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases and age-related compromise. The goal of rehabilitation is to improve quality of life, decrease pain and improve functionality.
BARCC makes use of positive reinforcement while working with our patients, ensuring their comfort and we advise that you bring your companion’s favourite treats or toys with to the consultation to encourage them.
Seaton Family Ambassadors
I am Petal, the world’s most loved and adored Pug. Dr Tamsin is one of my favourite people. I have hip dysplasia and with Dr Tamsin’s help aka: delicious massages, acupuncture, Puglates (Pilates for Pugs) and hydrotherapy I have been able to live a happy, pain free (and operation free) quality life. My favourite pastimes are going for my daily walk, playing with my toy’s, eating (obviously) and going for therapy at BARCC.
I have 5 brothers and sisters and play time can be crazy, but with Dr Tamsin’s help, I’m often the leader and initiate fun games. I’m living my best pug life, exceeding everyone’s expectations.
Hi I’m Gunther, the only male in the house, and thus the blue eyed boy! Unfortunately I was born with a malformed carpus and paw, and my legs are a bit “squiffy” but at heart I’m a ferocious panther. Dr Tamsin has helped me with a cool brace or rather my very own Michael Jackson fashionable glove for my malformed paw. I look so cool! Planking in the treadmill is a bit of a challenge and can cramp my style at times, but swimming is just my favourite.
The therapy has really helped me with my moves and together with my pug-a-licious nature – the girls fall at my feet. Thank you, Dr Tamsin, for helping me rule my own jungle kingdom. You’re a babe!
As the Princess of all Yorkies, I would like to give BARCC and Dr T Price my Royal seal of approval.
During my reign of 14 years to date, life has been exceptional. Now in my Autumn years the gentle hydrotherapy, Yorkie-Yoga and acupuncture has assisted me greatly with my pain management, flexibility and stamina. The natural therapies are holistic and highly recommended for members of the Yorkie family and those of a tender age. With Dr Price’s help I will reign for another 14 years.
My name is Bella. I come from the Italia with “Bella” meaning beautiful. I’m a timid little pug and was born with a neurological disorder that affects the way my nervous system communicates with my muscles. With my family’s love and support they took me to Dr Tamsin to help me cope with the anxiety I have about my condition. The acupuncture allows me to relax and meditate in her capable hands.
I’m a bit shy, but would like everyone to know how much Dr Tamsin means to me and has helped me not only to cope, but also enable me to play with my sisters and brother, living a happy content life.
Ciao for now!
Hi there, I am Charlie and I’m a 13 year old dachshund. I was rescued 10 years ago by my mommy Helen after my previous family sadly lost their home and couldn’t look after me anymore. I was nervous and scared as my whole world was changing but I soon realised that mommy Helen and her family loved me very much and I had found my forever family.
I was living the life of my dreams, a full tummy, warm bed, lots of toys and a beautiful garden to play in with my sister sausage, Sammi. One day though my back got so painful I couldn’t walk, try as I might I couldn’t get up. My mom rushed me to the vets and I had to have spinal surgery. That was just the start of my journey. In the past 10 years I have had 3 back surgeries and 2 years ago I hurt my back again. My family and I were devastated, I couldn’t believe that it had happened again. I was scared and so was my mom. I didn’t want to go back to hospital away from home.
I was lucky this time as my mom was introduced to Dr Tamsin Price who started therapy with me. Dr Tamsin asked my mom and I what we wanted to achieve from therapy and mom got it spot on. We wanted to be able to go back to the park for walks which we loved.
My name is Duke and I am a three year old Boxer. I was found and rescued when I was 5 months old and my forever family adopted me shortly thereafter. During my first few months I faced some scary things on my own and hurt my left back leg. I can’t remember exactly what happened but I have some scars and limp a little. It makes my mom feel sad that I was treated badly but I am just so grateful to play in the garden at home with my two legged human brothers that no scars are going to keep me down.
I love to run and play and am proudly a happy, hooligan. Unfortunately I ruptured ligaments in both my knees and have had surgery on both. Mom had to be very strict with me after my operations and kept me on a leash and by her side to ensure I didn’t hurt my knees while they recovered. It was hard for mom and me because I love to play but it was for the greater good. My vet told us about physiotherapy and I started seeing Dr Tamsin after my first cruciate ligament surgery. I was a little afraid of water so Dr Tamsin did land based exercises with me and taught Mom and I exercises for home.
My name is Hudson and I am a 2 year old Golden Labrador. I was rescue from very bad people after I was found in a closed box in a big truck. A very kind hearted lady heard me crying and rescued me and fostered me on her farm. She sent a message about me to mom’s work where they announced that there was a rescued puppy, looking for a good home. My mommies did not think twice and said that they wanted me and brought me home on1 December 2017. I was their Christmas baby but they had given me the best gift of all, a forever home.
My mommies took me to the vet for a full checkup and made sure I got all I needed to be a healthy, happy boy. I even went to puppy school and made lots of friends.
This was when we met Dr Tamsin Price. Dr Tamsin examined me and realized the intensity of my situation and that it would take really hard work and dedication to get me stronger and able to do the things that other dogs could do. I had to go to another clinic at first for my underwater treadmill sessions but I continued with my Poochy Pilates, acupuncture and land based exercises with Dr Tamsin until she got her own underwater treadmill. We also had a program that we did at home.
Hi, my name is Leia. I was fortunate enough to be born as a bulldog. I believe that all bulldogs share a collective soul which embodies patience, love, understanding, humour and tranquility. It’s a bit of a Buddhist thing I suppose, but I’m not much of a philosopher, I’m a dog. I was fortunate enough to become part of a loving family and I was as happy as a bulldog could possibly be, when things suddenly went very wrong for me. One evening I was watching a bit of television and decided to turn in for the night. I got up but my back legs weren’t working, try as I might. There I was, within seconds I had become an invalid. The next day found me and my parents staring at some horrible X-rays at the surgeon’s rooms. I knew I was in for extensive surgery, and my brave heart trembled. Once out of theatre I was confined to a pen for 6 weeks and my dad had to carry me whenever I needed the toilet. I felt pathetic. I had lost my strength and confidence. Soon after I completed my 6 weeks in the pen, my dad put me in the car. I didn’t like the look of this at all. The last thing I wanted was more hospitals and more pain. We arrived at something that looked like a huge fish tank with a pleasant looking lady inside, a mermaid perhaps. I was asked to join the mermaid and the fish tank was filled up. The ground started moving and I had to walk through the water. Although nice and refreshing it was damn hard work. I couldn’t figure out what the purpose was. Weeks went by with me slaving away in the fish tank and my father encouraging me and the mermaid dishing out snacks to keep me moving forward. I started to feel my strength improving, my confidence building and my spirits lifting. The mermaid measured my leg muscle and it had gained 2,5 centimeters. The fish tank and the mermaid have become my friends and they have really changed my life. It has become part of my weekly routine and when dad puts me in the car I am all smiles. My nightmare has ended and when I sleep at night I dream of cool water, a mermaid and being strong and healthy.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We need and encourage your participation during the consultation and therapy. You will be holding your companion while they are assessed, which is done on padded gym mats on the floor. Should you be unable to do this, please notify us in advance so that additional support may be organised.
28 Concorde Rd West,
072 449 5177
011 616 4088