For Karen Atlas, business ownership started with Teddy — a 5-year-old dog with a limp, that she adopted. At the time, Karen was a physical therapist for humans, and decided to make the switch to dogs when veterinary clinics kept prescribing that she should just “crate rest and administer drugs” to Teddy. That motivated Karen to earn her certification as a canine rehab therapist and shift her career to working at a veterinary hospital for 8 years. Eventually, Karen realized that she needed to work for herself, “…it became clear that in order to take control of my life and career, opening my own business would be a necessity. Atlas Rehabilitation for Canines, the clinic, was born in June of 2017 and I would have it no other way,” said Karen.