By working together with us, help your Pet

Live a happier life

Every day we evaluate, cast and fit dogs with braces at our facilities in Morgantown and Canonsburg, PA. Our hands-on experience and foundation in human orthotics enable us to answer all your questions and fabricate the most effective and highest quality brace for your pup.

CPO & Co-Founder

Jim Alaimo

Has been certified by the American Board for Orthotics and Prosthetic since 1984 and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Orthotic and Prosthetic program. He has presented at many national, state, and local symposiums on prosthetics, bracing, and outcomes. Throughout his career, he has provided unique solutions for various diagnoses requiring leg braces and prosthetics for many types of small and large animals.

Clinical Practitioner & Co-Owner

Clayton Blunk

Is the senior practitioner at My Pet’s Brace, having been with the team since 2014. He started his hands-on training at My Pet’s Brace after graduating from Temple University with a degree in mechanical engineering. His love of animals and volunteer experience at the University of Pennsylvania’s Working Dog Center helped him realize he needed to use his education and skills to help pets and their families live happier lives. A few years ago, he was converted to a cat person and he has two Scottish Folds, George Michael and Phoebe.

As of January 2021, Clayton joined Jim as Co-Owner of My Pet’s Brace.

Marketing Director & Co-Owner

Anna Spangler

Joined the My Pet’s Brace team in 2015. She was drawn to the company due to her love of animals. She grew up on a dairy farm with lots of cats and various farm animals as pets and continues to live on a dairy farm to this day. She graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Marketing, Management and International Business. Anna aims to educate veterinarians and pet families around the world about our custom leg braces and how we can work together to help pets live happier lives. At home, Anna enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Peaches, and cat, Tyson.

As of January 2021, Anna joined Jim as Co-Owner of My Pet’s Brace.

Clinical Practitioner

Silvia Murgu

Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania with a master’s degree in small animal clinical sciences. She moved to the United States a few years ago and has been working as a veterinary technician and a certified laser therapist. Now trained at our clinic in orthotics, she is looking forward to helping pets improve their mobility with the help of a custom brace. In her free time, Silvia enjoys traveling with her husband, listening to music, reading books and spending time with her loving cat, Leo.

Clinical Practitioner

Jen Tennant

Began her career in human physical therapist. She enjoyed helping people achieve their optimum health through customized exercise and health plans. In addition to her rehabilitation profession, she took a hands-on role at her family construction company. Jen oversaw renovation projects, completed kitchen remodels, built furniture, operated excavation equipment and everything in between. Jen was thrilled to join the My Pet’s Brace team in 2022 as it combined her love of rehab and dogs. Outside of the clinic, Jen is always on the move. She has six kids and two dogs, Molly and Ruger. Jen loves going for long hikes and can regularly be seen around the neighborhood with her pups.

Clinical Practitioner

Katie Mirobelli

Has been part of the greater Pittsburgh veterinary community for the past decade. In addition to her 10 years of experience working as a veterinary technician in emergency/critical care and day practice, Katie has trained extensively with My Pet’s Brace senior clinician and founder Jim Alaimo at our Morgantown facility. Katie is excited to bring this novel treatment option of custom leg braces to pets in the greater Pittsburgh area. She has a busy home with three dogs, Tuckerby, Loki and Aragorn, and two cats, Beezer and Ozmataz.

Clinical Practitioner

Teresa Zawislak

Is leading our newest facility located in Toms River, New Jersey. She brings with her 30 years of experience working as a veterinary technician in Ocean County, NJ. She is excited to be a local resource for veterinarians and pet families and help pets live active, quality lives with a custom brace. At home, her pup Tildi keeps her on her toes.