Episode #24

A Unique Journey To A Vet Rehab Practice

Host: Veterinary Business Institute | Published Date: March 21, 2024

In this episode of the Veterinary Business Podcast, we interview Leslie Gallagher, the president and CEO of Two Hands Four Paws, a one-of-a-kind veterinary practice specializing in animal physical therapy.

Leslie’s journey to vet rehab is unlike any other. Starting from her time working for a media mogul, to losing his beloved German Shepherd, Sophie, Leslie’s passion for animal care led her to create a thriving business dedicated to helping animals heal and live their best lives.

In this interview, Leslie discusses:

  • The unique path that led her to veterinary rehab
  • The day-to-day operations of a vet rehab practice
  • The importance of compassion and teamwork in animal care
  • How her practice culture attracts and retains top talent

Join her to listen to inspiring stories about the animals that Leslie and her team have helped.


  • 00:02:32 – Leslie’s journey: From media to vet rehab owner
  • 00:09:57 – Leslie’s transition from humble backyard beginnings to the current facility
  • 00:13:31 – What is a rehab practice?
  • 00:20:40 – How does working at a vet rehab practice differ for staff compared to a regular practice?
  • 00:22:18 – Words of advice from Leslie for people who wish to embark on their own journey
  • 00: 30:55 – Contact Leslie for further inquiries

Leslie Gallagher

President/ CEO at Two Hands Four Paws

Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the veterinary industry. Skilled in Board Governance, Nonprofit Organizations, Spanish Language Media, Animal Welfare, International Relations, Entrepreneurship, and Public Speaking. Strong business development professional with a twenty year history as CEO. 

Created Two Hands Four Paws, a successful business specializing in physical rehabilitation of animals. Grew business to more than 2500 clients, increasing revenue yearly, growing by an average of over 20%. Routinely present to public and events and trade shows to increase brand awareness, lecturing in both English and Spanish at veterinary schools, specialty and general practice vet hospitals and colleges. Partner in VSMRI (The Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute), the first online resource for veterinary health care professionals focusing on rehabilitation, sports medicine, and surgery. 

Established Two Hands Four Paws Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation to help injured, abandoned, rescued and fostered animals live full, enjoyable and high quality lives. The corporation provides funds and assistance for medical care, physical therapy, boarding and mobility aids. 

Connect with Leslie

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-gallagher-0b004288/
Company Website: twohandsfourpaws.com

Business Page: 
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/two-hands-four-paws/
 Instagram: www.instagram.com/2h4pfoundation/