About My Pet's Brace
We have over 30 years of experience in the evaluation, fitting and fabrication of leg braces, other orthotic devices and prosthetics. We thoroughly understand the biomechanics of animals and properly apply them to the design of our devices which allows our patients to walk, run and play with less pain and more comfort. Our deep roots in human orthotics and prosthetics provide a strong foundation for satisfying the needs of pet patients, clients, veterinarians and animal rehab professionals.
Strider was the Chairman of the Board until his passing in 2014. He was a lovable Golden Retriever for his entire life. His career as a successful dog resulted in an in-depth understanding of all things canine. He consulted over the years with many well-known yards, trees and fire hydrants and was recognized as an expert in choosing the best ones. He was a constant inspiration and always reminded us of what we are really all about.
Jim Alaimo, co-founder, 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.
Clayton Blunk, Clinical Practitioner, graduated from Temple University 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.
Amy Rosenthal, Clinical Practitioner, completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and master's degree at Drexel University in Biomechanical Engineering. Her graduate thesis, "Alternative Diagnostic Technique of Equine Laminitis Utilizing Eccentricity of the P3 Bone in the Ventral Radiograph," introduced a novel technique to diagnose laminitis in horses. She has always had a passion for animals, being a caregiver of family pets from an early age, and hopes to one day use her knowledge to help horses with orthopedic conditions.
Bill Kitchens, Owner of My Pet's Brace Tennessee, is licensed by the state of Tennessee and certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has over 27 years of experience working in the field of human orthotics and prosthetics, the last eight of which were in pediatrics. He is excited to open the first My Pet's Brace satellite facility in Knoxville, Tennessee and provide custom bracing solutions to help pets live happier lives in the South East.
Mark Hardin, co-founder, retired in 2016. He was responsible for the development of the company's accounting, marketing and customer service functions.