Meet the Staff
Rod has received a master’s degree in Athletic Training with a concentration in Rehabilitation and is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, Rod moved to Nashville, Tennessee for his athletic training career in 1992. Rod was a certified athletic trainer at The Lipscomb Sports Therapy Center, Tennessee State University and Vanderbuilt University, and he also worked with the U.S. Soccer Men’s Under-21 National Team and the U.S. Soccer Men’s Olympic Team. His career began in human medicine, but his love for animals led to the building of Canine Rehabilitation of Nashville in 2006. Rod shares his home with his wife, Shannon, as well as their dog and cat, Dusty and Baby Bear. In his free time, Rod enjoys trivia nights, watching Formula 1 and soccer, supporting the Nashville Soccer Club, and playing chess.
Rodney Newman, MS, CCRP
Our team of certified canine rehabilitation specialists is dedicated to giving your best friend their best life.
Dana has received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant, and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, Dana moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2021 to pursue a career in canine rehabilitation at this facility. She began her journey in the world of human medicine, but the end goal was always to work with animals as they are her true passion. In her free time, Dana loves spending time with family and friends, exploring Nashville with her dog, Brego, and going to country music concerts.