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About Me


Dr. Julia Peairs, PT, DPT, CCRT

Owner of Rise Animal Rehab

Dr. Peairs is an Animal Physical Therapist and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She is a lifelong animal lover with a passion for improving animal welfare through caring stewardship and maximizing mobility for optimal quality of life. She completed a B.S. in Equestrian Science and Biology at William Woods University in 2013, became a licensed Massage Therapist in 2014, and earned her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from Northern Arizona University. After working as a physical therapist in a variety of settings, she chose to combine her training in Physical therapy, Massage therapy, and background in fitness with her love of animals by completing her Certification in Canine Rehabilitation in 2021. After moving to the valley and seeing the need for increased access to care, Dr. Peairs started Rise Animal Rehabilitation, a mobile rehabilitation practice specializing in canine and feline rehabilitation to connect the Valley’s pets to the care they need.


  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Northern Arizona University, 2017

  • Completion of 720 Hour Professional Massage Therapy Program - Cortiva Institute Scottsdale, 2014

  • Bachelors of Science in Equestrian Science and Biology - William Woods University, 2013


  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist - Canine Rehabilitation Institute, 2021

  • Fear Free Certified

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