Meet the Animals

Therapy AnimalServing SinceBreed/Age/GenderTrainingLikesClaim to Fame






Meriah

2003

19yo

Haflinger//MareCarriage DrivingPlaying GamesI am Miko and Noah's Mom.  I am also blind.
Cheyenne

2005

19yo

Saddlebred Cross//MareTrailKidsI pin my ears at everyone but my kids; I even recognize their cars.
Miko

2007

13yo

Haflinger//GeldingCarriage DrivingChewing the Bit, head banging my stall doorI give hugs.
Anna

2013

7yo

Black Lab//Female

Guide Dog School OR

CGC, US Therapy Dog Registry

Sleeping and LoveI love being petted. 
Silas 'Si'

2013

3yo

Airedale Terrier/2013/MaleCGC, US Service Dog Registry, RN, BN, CD, CATug, FetchI give open mouth kisses.






Izzy

2015

8yo

Haflinger-Arabian//MareTraining Dressage, hunterPeopleI like to entertain my people by any means possible.  I have just joined the team and am still learning, so please be patient with me as I learn.


Our Therapy Animals

We know that they are the real stars

Horse Leaders/VOLUNTEERS

We Can't do it without Them!


Lori - Volunteer since 2004.  She is a trained massage therapist and Occupational Therapists Assistant.  She works in the Rutherford County School System and at Special Kids.  She loves to enjoy life and she has a cat named June Bug.

Jennifer -Leader and Volunteer since 2012.  She is B's Mom and graciously works for us each week.

Hannah - Leader since 2014 - She is the sister of one of our client's and does a fantastic job.

Anna - Volunteer since 2014.  She is a High Schooler with a real heart!

Kiana - Volunteer since 2015.  She is a elementary school kid with a passion for horses and helping.

Aimee - Once a patient now a volunteer, since 2015.

Riding Instructor


Hayden also began as a volunteer and quickly moved to a paid position in 2011.  She is attending MTSU's graduate horse sciences program and has aspirations of operating a boarding stable one day.  She has 2 dogs and loves to help others.  She is currently providing Therapeutic Riding Services at Full Circle.


Jonathan Watts, PTA

TN-5577

Jonathan began his career with Full Circle as a student intern.  He was such a blessing that we just couldn't let him go.  He graduated Volunteer State in 2013 and began his career with Full Circle.  He is a PTA of many talents, attributed to his former career as an electrician.  He has a lovely wife and 2 wonderful daughters and a servant's heart.  He fills in for Jennifer as needed.

Jennifer Allen, DPT, HPCS

TN-6498, NPI-1588680490

Dr. Allen graduated , in the top of her class, with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University in 2001.  Prior to that she had earned her Bachelors in Equine Instruction and Biology from Midway College.  Her Equine accomplishments include showing on the Intercollegiate Riding Team and Horse Judging Team, earning her Pony Club C-3 rating, becoming a licensed Camp Horsemanship Association riding instructor, and studying at Bishop Burton College's Equine Department in England.  Since that time, Dr. Allen has worked to establish a premier specialty rehabilitation clinic in Tennessee.  Her Certifications and Professional Affiliations include the following: Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS), MOVE practitioner, Intensive/Therasuit certified therapist, Kinesiotaping practitioner, APTA Clinical Instructor, American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Regional Liaison, AHA state and national speaker, and member AHA, PATH, APTA, TPTA.  On a personal level, Dr. Allen became a Christian when her 6th grade teacher led her to Christ.  She loves animals, especially horses and dogs.  She also likes good food, definitely a guormadizer and a dessert fiend.  That's the reason that she loves to go for runs and participates in 2-3 marathons a year.  Movies and audiobooks are another passion of hers.  Her favorite color is blue.  Her favorite radio station is Way FM.  Her favorite dessert is any.  Her most thrilling moment at Full Circle was when one of her clients was able to play tag with her friends at school by walking in her gait trainer.  She considers Full Circle to be her mission field, definitely not just a job.  Finally, she would like to just say Thank You for inviting her into your family to serve you.

Your Rehab Team

"Simply The Best"

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