About My Pet's Brace
Covid-19 and Patient Care Procedures
WELCOME CLAYTON! OUR NEW PRACTITIONER
Early this year this Clayton did an internship here at My Pet’s Brace and in April he joined the team as a practitioner. Since then he has been training with Jim Alaimo, our co-founder and senior practitioner.
As a practitioner Clayton participates from beginning to end in the activities required to design, build and deliver a brace. He starts by explaining our process and setting expectations with the client and then performs a thorough evaluation and takes a cast of the patient’s leg.
In the fabrication shop, Clayton undertakes all the tasks needed to make a brace. This includes the very important step of “modifying the cast” where the final shape and fit is determined. After a brace is completed he fits the brace on the patient’s leg, makes any small adjustments needed for an excellent fit and shows the client how to put it on and care for it.
Clayton graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree with a concentration in Bioengineering. His senior project was to design a safe animal carrier to be used during air transportation. Since graduation he has volunteered at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Working Dog Center where he helped train future detection dogs and gained an extensive knowledge of science-based animal training and behavior.
Clayton grew up in Illinois where he enjoyed the company of “Oakley” the Golden Retriever and “Tar” the Black Lab. He believes he started on the path that eventually led him to My Pet’s Brace when he volunteered for a wildlife rescue organization in Illinois. Welcome Clayton!