Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association | 1121 Chatham Road Springfield, IL 62704


Resident – American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Ihrke was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She attended the University of Nevada-Reno and received dual degrees in Biology and Veterinary Science in 1992.  She attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri and received her DVM in 1996. She started practicing rehabilitation in 2010 and received certification in rehabilitation from the Canine Rehab Institute in 2011.  She continued her education with Acupuncture certification in 2013 from The Chi Institute,  Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (chiropractic) certification from The Healing Oasis in 2015, and Veterinary Pain Practitioner Certification from the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management in 2017. In January 2017, she was accepted into the residency program of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) to pursue board certification in sports medicine and rehab.

Dr. Ihrke is the medical director of Integrative Pet Care of Homer Glen in Homer Glen, IL,  a rehabilitation and sports medicine specialty clinic. In addition, she teaches rehabilitation to veterinarians and veterinary technicians as a faculty member at The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. Dr. Ihrke is the current Past-President of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.