(612) 618-0218
7131 Cahill Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
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Exceptional Veterinary Rehabilitation Care for Pets

Superior Veterinary Rehabilitation & Conditioning for Cats & Dogs


VRCC is a treatment center focused on pain management, physical rehabilitation, and fitness. Treatment goals are to hasten recovery, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities in our orthopedic, neurologic, and aging patients. We are committed to the health, fitness, and quality of life for each of the cats and dogs we see.

Why Choose VRCC?

  • All our programs are designed and overseen by licensed veterinarian.
  • Our veterinarian, Dr. Heidi Hammel, is certified in rehabilitation and acupuncture.
  • VRCC provides a variety of treatment modalities and state-of-the art equipment: hydro-treadmill, manual therapy, therapeutic laser, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and more.
  • Sessions are specifically customized to the patient's condition, personality, and ability.
  • At-home rehabilitation programs accelerate recovery and lower costs.
  • We work hand-in-hand with referring and primary care vets to ensure our patients have the highest quality of care.

Please note Veterinary Rehab & Conditioning Center (VRCC) does not provide primary care. Please see your primary veterinarian for primary care.

To read more about what to expect and how to become a patient at VRCC, visit our new clients page.


7131 Cahill Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

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VRCC is located inside the Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital, but VRCC is an entirely separate practice working directly with the patients' referring and primary care veterinarians.  

Call us at (612) 618-0218 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

"On several occasions, Dr. Hammel administered acupuncture to help Stone, our aging Black Lab. He was like a babe in her arms and the relaxing effects of the procedure seemed to help his mobility. It was a spa treatment for him with healthful results. " – Chris S.
"When Gracie had her hip surgery, the surgeon referred me to Dr. Hammel for physical rehabilitation to speed her recovery. She steadily improved and now plays just as hard as our puppy! I think she misses her rehab sessions though!" – Patrick H.
"Cody, our 12-year-old German Shepherd, has osteoarthritis and difficulty walking. He has been coming to VRCC for physical rehab and it is helping him tremendously. He feels better, has started playing again, and is now able to go for walks. Cody loves his rehab sessions, especially the underwater treadmill!" – Becca P.
"You can tell that Dr. Hammel cares about each pet and treats them as if they are her own. My dog always feels right at home with VRCC and I love the excellent care she receives there!" – Missy S.

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