Business Watch: Mobile Vet On The Move; PT comes to Burke | Business



Are we there already? I’m not talking about grandma’s house. It feels like we’re getting closer to a traditional Thanksgiving celebration as we know it, but we’re not there yet. Many middle school students perform covid testing as a precaution before heading home, while others perform rapid tests before gathering for the harvest feast. In the northeast, the weather seems to cooperate, allowing for open windows and outdoor activities, albeit with sweaters and hats.

If you are thinking of throwing away the old pigskin, it will be to your advantage to know that a physiotherapy and massage practice is moving to East Burke. Owned and operated by Dr Kevin Duniho, DPT, on Vermont Pain Relief Physiotherapy and Massage will have a smooth opening in December with a grand opening slated for after the New Years Eve on January 3, 2022. Located in the same building as CrossCycle Fitness & Adventures, Vermont Pain Relief Physical Therapy and Massage will offer the services of Kevin and a massage therapist, Bonnica zuckerman.

Kevin obtained a doctorate in physiotherapy from UVM and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in exercise physiology from Western State College in Colorado. He went on to become a certified personal trainer and certified cycling trainer, discovering massage as a bicycle running aid. He continued the massage through The Muscle Therapy Institute and worked with the Harvard swim team, among others. Passionate about mountain biking and skiing, he recently bought a property near the office to get to work on a mountain bike, making a dream come true. Originally from Plattsburgh, Kevin is still passionate about mountain biking and skiing after a successful career in biking and Nordic skiing.

He understands the needs of athletes and shared, “I use palpation to determine a patient’s condition. It’s exciting after all these years of doing something that hasn’t been done and helping patients get back to the things they love. Vermont Pain Relief Physical Therapy and Massage is money-based, insurance-based physical therapy with a massage therapist available. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Duniho, DPT at (802) 752-7990 and [email protected] Vermont Pain Relief Physical Therapy and Massage is located at 83 Kirby Rd ​​in East Burke.

Another new commercial service in the North East Kingdom is Samantha’s mobile veterinary technical services. Owner Samantha downing grew up on a dairy farm surrounded by animals, she obtained an undergraduate degree in music business at Lyndon State College before stopping and moving into the veterinary field. She worked in a North Country Veterinary Clinic, Ryegate Small Animal Hospital, and currently at SAVE, an emergency veterinary service, in Lebanon.

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In Vermont, a veterinary technician does not need to be licensed, however, Samantha is in school for licensing via Penn Foster College. At SAVES, she works with emergency situations and found herself missing the opportunity to work with healthy animals and unstressed pet owners. She recognized that small towns and clinics struggle to meet service needs and decided she could fill a void and help solve a problem for many pet owners.

Samantha’s Mobile Veterinary Technical Services provide basic services such as ear cleaning, nail trimming and anal gland expression. These limited offers are based on what vets recommend doing at home if you’ve been prescribed to do it at home and you need help. Samantha stressed, “My services provide routine care and cannot and do not replace veterinary care. Jumping into a vehicle and entering a clinic can be stressful for pets, as well as owners. When basic services can be provided from the comfort of the pet’s home, it is less stressful and disruptive for everyone. Samantha’s Mobile Veterinary Technical Services is based near the St Johnsbury / Passumpsic line and has a service area within a 15 mile radius. For more information or to schedule, contact Samantha at [email protected]

More new business openings are on the horizon in downtown St Johnsbury. The St Johnsbury Academy Adult Education (SJA AE) on the first floor of 24 Eastern Ave will be the first to occupy its space. The Director of Adult Education, Sandra Mings-Lamar shared: “St Johnsbury Academy has invested in this opportunity in the New Avenue building for several reasons, including that it allows adult education classes to be offered during the day off campus and out of attendance. of adolescent learners. “

Sandra became director on July 1, jumping right into existing plans and building the adult education office. She said, “It has been super stimulating and really fun! With the support of NEK thrive, AJS AE helps people across the Kingdom acquire the skills they need to earn a living wage. Sandra has been busy creating more partnerships and finding teachers, which is a challenge during a pandemic. Courses offered include Introduction to Welding, EMT Course, ServeSafe and many more. The first class in January will be an electrical coding class. At SJA AE, Sandra said, “We work with organizations to bring them what they need, when they need it. A grand official opening is scheduled for June 2022, with a covid security consideration. For more information, visit or contact Sandra Mings-Lamar at [email protected] and (802) 748-7738.

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