About Tulsa Animal Rehab & Wellness

Meet the team.

Dr. Emily Hall, DVM, CCRT.

Email: tulsarehabvet@gmail.com

I value openness and honesty, so I want to let you see who I am so that you can decide if we might both be a good team for your pet!

​I cannot start to tell you my story without putting the focus on Kalina’s story-  While in vet school on the island of St. Kitts, Kalina came into my life. She had a badly broken leg, that had to be amputated, and an anxiety disorder that was out of control.  I learned a lot about how medication and training paired together increased the quality of life for Kalina. Kalina and I  have had wonderful adventures and live fully, but I watched Kalina age not knowing how to help the long term side-effects from being a tripod other than medication, supplements and weight loss. In my search for how to help Kalina, I learned about canine rehabilitation therapy and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.

I graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, on the island of St. Kitts, where I did conservation research working with sea turtles and vervet monkeys while attending school. After years of small animal practice I became the Staff Veterinarian at Coral World Ocean Park working a variety of animals including sea lions, bottlenose dolphins, and a variety of other animals. While working closely with animal trainers, it was inspiring to see how animals can be empowered to be part of their own medical care and how integral mental health is to overall health in animals.

I moved back to be with family and take on small animal medicine with a new perspective on what all truly encompasses the responsibilities of veterinary medicine in regards to our ultimate goal of providing the best lives realistically possible for the animals in our care.

I strongly believe that an increased understanding and application of animal behavior and cognition, as well as veterinary canine rehabilitation therapy, in combination with traditional medicine is crucial to providing the level of care we are all seeking to give our beloved animals.

In addition to being a Certified Fear Free Professional, I am a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and a member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

I’m a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) that is both a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) and a Certified Professional Animal Trainer- Knowledge Assessed (CPAT-KA) through the International Animal Trainers Certification Board (IATCB).

It is my passion to improve animal lives with behavioral therapy and help with better recoveries post-surgery, management of chronic health conditions such as osteoarthritis, conditioning for prevention of injuries, and more with physical rehab. I love getting to share a more holistic approach to veterinary medicine with the Tulsa community that I loves so much!

Dr. Christine Toffoli, DVM, CCRT.

My name is Dr. Christine Toffoli. I graduated veterinary school in 2017, after which I completed a year-long small animal rotating internship in Lexington, Kentucky (horse country is beautiful!). During that internship, I was introduced to integrative medicine – primarily hyperbaric oxygen therapy and formal canine rehabilitation. Watching my mentor work with patients during this time is when I decided that one day, I would pursue rehabilitation as well. After all, we do it with humans – before and after surgeries, traumatic injuries, in the elderly…why would we hold our canine counterparts to a lower standard of medicine?

I kept that in mind as I continued with my main career path that I had always wanted in the veterinary field – emergency medicine. After my internship (I would be back!), I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and worked in the emergency department at Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists. After a few years at OVS, I transitioned to the slightly less taxing area of urgent care medicine – a somewhat new and up and coming idea at the time. Until then, there were no clinics for animals that were strictly urgent care like the ones that humans have. With my new schedule, I was finally able to get to work on becoming a certified canine rehabilitation therapist (CCRT). I completed her training with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2024, which required an internship at the end of the course. For this, I was lucky enough to reunite with my former mentor from my first internship (told you I’d be back!). I loved observing my fantastic mentor while getting real-life experience with patients.

Today, I am still practicing urgent care medicine in Tulsa and am excited to finally start rehab too! My particular interest is helping senior pets with their quality of life. Having practiced ER and urgent care, I have seen a number of senior dogs come in who were suffering at home or barely able to walk, and ultimately had to be let go because of those issues. It was heartbreaking to see, and the parents were heartbroken too. Knowing that I now have a chance to help some of these dogs before they get to that point, and to live a more comfortable life in their last years means the world to me.

Our pets are family members, and they deserve nothing less than for us to help them when they struggle with age-related issues in their later years. With all that said, I am excited to meet you and your canine companion(s) to be of whatever service I am able! I have a wonderful support system with Tulsa Animal Rehab and Wellness, and together we will give you the care that you and your family deserve.