Mobile service for southern Vancouver island. In house manufacturing, over 400 braces fit to date!
All CCL/ knee, hock/ankle,front limb, paw braces are made from a custom mold of your dog’s limb.
Prosthetic services are available as well.
The time from assessment / casting to a fitting date can vary depending on the type of orthosis required and general scheduling limitations.
Allow 30-45 minutes for initial assessment and 1-2 hours for fitting, both of these timeframes are estimates and the session may be much shorter than these times.
Tim Witoski has owned, operated and managed Island Orthotics Inc. for the past 32 years. He has been the Senior Certified Orthotist with Island Orthotics Inc. during that timeframe. Tim is a graduate of both the Technical and Clinical Methods in Prosthetics and Orthotics programs from George Brown College (G.B.C.) in Toronto, Ontario. In 1985 upon completion of both G.B.C. programs Tim entered his internship at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1987, following a 2 year internship Tim successfully passed the Canadian Board of Certification Prosthetists and Orthotists (C.B.C.P.O.) national examations in Orthotics.
Over the past 4 years Tim has pivoted his practice to focus primarily on canine bracing. This new focus has become a true passion for him and has provided both exciting new challenges and an opportunity to apply his 30+ years of orthotic care experience to a whole new population.
Since beginning, we have created more than 400 custom braces for dogs of various sizes and shapes. We have even made a prosthetic limb for a turkey (Gertie) and a similar device for a pig (Pirate).
The most common devices and their prices are listed below. These are subject to change depending on complexity.
New Prices Effective December 1, 2023
Front limb prosthesis $1475
All levels of amputation will be serviced as well. You’re welcome to request an appointment today by filling in the intake form on the opening page.
A downpayment of 50% is required at the time of casting with the balance owning upon supply of the brace. An instalment plan may be available on a case to case basis, our focus is to get as many dogs functioning as well as possible.
Most insurance providers offer a degree of reimbursement for canine bracing. You are advised to contact your insurance provider for details and or confirmation of reimbursement. The owner will be provided with documentation to allow the pet owner to file a claim for reimbursement from the insurance provider.