Abigail McNair, MS, OTR/L, CCRP, CCFT
Abigail graduated from Towson University in 2012 after earning both Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy. After graduating, she focused on developing strong foundations treating patients across the age spectrum with neurological, orthopedic, and developmental conditions. Building upon these foundations she later specialized in pediatric occupational therapy. Abigail has most enjoyed expanding on traditional therapeutic interventions to include kinesiotaping, splint fabrication, creation of adaptive equipment, and use of equine movement (hippotherapy) as a treatment strategy for patients.
During her time attending school at Towson University, Abigail learned about canine rehabilitation when her childhood dog required services from CVSS. As a long-time animal lover and future health care professional, she recognized an opportunity to merge her natural passion for animals with her abilities in the field of rehabilitation. Throughout her schooling and early career she learned to incorporate this connection with animals into her therapeutic regimen for healing human patients. In 2016, she had the opportunity to focus her studies on the treatment of animals themselves when she began her work through the University of Tennessee’s Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program. She completed her Canine Clinical residency at CVSS in Towson, receiving her credentials (CCRP) in 2018.
In 2021, having returned to University of Tennessee, Abigail completed the Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program. The CCFT credentials allows her to conduct and develop canine fitness assessments and programs for working dogs, sporting dogs and companion dogs across the lifespan.
A lifelong learner, Abigail plans to continue to learn best practices and to work creatively to meet the needs of her canine patients and their families to improve their quality of life.
Abigail lives in Anne Arundel County with her husband, wrinkle-faced rescue dog, Clifford and silly-goose rescue dog, Wally. Together they enjoy hiking, swimming and soaking up the sun. As time and space allows, Abigail plans to fill their home with a small army of rescue animals.