Featured business person: Brenda Cederberg

08/16/2012 12:00 AM

08/15/2012 11:16 PM

Brenda Cederberg

Veterinarian, Countryside Pet Clinic and Resort

Cederberg’s specialty is canine rehabilitation, which she describes as similar to physical therapy for humans.

“It’s the fastest growing part of veterinary medicine right now,” she said.

Cederberg, 42, grew up in Kearney, Neb., graduated from the University of Nebraska branch there and then earned her veterinary sciences degree from Kansas State University.

“My mom was a science teacher, and my dad was a chemist,” she said. “I liked science and medicine, but I didn’t feel like I would fit into the human area. I just had a love of animals and wanted to apply both of those things. It just makes it more fun to be able to help animals by doing that.”

She worked for several clinics and ran her own practice in Kearney for 11 years before deciding to become certified as a canine rehabilitation practitioner at the University of Tennessee. The therapy often follows orthopedic surgery, which Cederberg also performs.

She made the move to the Wichita area because she felt she needed a bigger market in which to practice her specialty. Also, her brother-in-law, Kevin Cederberg, who started Countryside, was looking for someone to work in canine rehabilitation.

The clinic has an open house scheduled for Aug. 25 to introduce Cederberg and its new rehabilitation facility.

Cederberg and her husband, Kalven, have a son, Kollin, 18, and daughter, Korrie, 15. She enjoys woodworking, home improvement projects and gardening.

Joe Stumpe

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