A man helps a lot of animals to run
Derrick Campania holds a degree in orthotics and has a wealth of expertise in both fields.
Though he initially worked with people, over the years he has come to realize that helping animals in need of rehabilitation is his true calling.
Everything started 12 years ago when a veterinarian who had observed Derrick’s mechanical work got in touch with him.
In a conversation with PBS, he added, “It seemed so astonishing to me that someone would ever do it.”
But he did give him a direct answer: “I can try to help you.” However, I’ve never worked on a dog before.
He decided to give it a try, and the dog’s prosthesis was successful.
Then Derrick had the brilliant idea to start a company making animal prosthetics.
He said, “I’m sure there are many creatures out there who need care.
He was right, too! Currently the owner of Animal Ortho Care, Campana calculates that he has created more than 25,000 animal prosthetics for use throughout the globe.
“We receive emails every day from a wide range of animals, including turtles, deer, and pandas.
In Thailand I worked with elephants, and in Spain with a ram. sheep, llamas, and goats He told SPE, “If you can conceive of it, we’ve probably done it.”
Derrick’s therapy gave the majority of his animal patients, who had severe wounds, a second chance at life.