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Shelena Hoberg, CHT, CHT-V

Shelena Hoberg, CHT, CHT-V

Hyperbaric Training and Education Consultant

Shelena Hoberg, CHT, CHT-V - Director of Hyperbaric and Education for hvm

Coming from Australia, Shelena served as an equine veterinary

nurse and certified equine and canine therapist in her homeland before relocating to the USA in 2001.

She entered the field of Veterinary Hyperbarics in 2003

and has provided training,

consulting and operations advice

to multiple facilities worldwide for over a decade.

Shelena is on the founding committee of the VHMS, and in conjunction with the UHMS and NBDHMT, developed the current certification for CHT-V candidates.

She also serves on the faculty for International ATMO presenting the HMTT for Animal Applications course, a member of the UHMS and

appointed as a Principal on the Animal Housing Facilities

(NFPA 150) Committee with the NFPA.

Christina Knajdl, CVT, CHT-V

Hyperbaric Training Consultant

Christina Knajdl, CVT, CHT-V

Christina L Knajdl earned her board certification as a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist – Veterinary, by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.  She received her Associates in Applied Veterinary Technology in 2002 from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and has her Bachelors in Business Administration/Management with a minor in Human Resource Management from Florida Institute of Technology at Melbourne, FL in 2014.

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Christina is a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric

Medical Society and the Colorado Association of Certified

Veterinary Technicians.  She is a hospital manager at South Colorado Veterinary Internal Medicine located in Colorado Springs, CO, and has performed more than 400 hyperbaric treatments.

Mindy Johnson, DVM,


Veterinary Medical Consultant

Mindy Johnson, DVM, CCRT, CHT-V

Shelena Hoberg, CHT, CHT-V - Director of Hyperbaric and Education for hvm

Dr. Mindy Johnson earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1998 from the University fo Tennessee. She attended the Veterinary Rehabilitation course thru the University of

Tennessee and became

a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) thru the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida.  


She opened a new full-service hospital and rehabilitation center "Veterinary Wellness Center" in Lexington, KY at "Uptown Hounds Boarding Facility."  Dr. Johnson's new clinic includes an impressive list of rehabilitation and medical therapies including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.


Dr. Johnson has been utilizing the beneficial effect of HBOT in the Treatment of traumatic injuries, rehabilitation cases and medical conditions as an adjunct therapy since 2005 in dogs, cats and other animals.  She is a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist-Veterinary (CHT-V) by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technology (NBDHMT).

After graduating from Araneta University in 1979, Dr. Andrew Turkell chose South Florida as the place where he wanted to live and practice.

Andrew Turkell, DVM - Veterinary Medical Consultant to Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm)

In September of 2006, Dr. Turkell realized his 25-year dream by opening the Calusa Veterinary Center, a state-of-the-art facility where he was one of the first in the country to pioneer hyperbarics as a viable treatment

for pets.


Since 2011, Dr. Turkell and his staff have administered over 4000 treatments in the veterinary hyperbaric chamber, enabling them to accelerate healing times while increasing revenue for the practice.


Dr. Turkell is also one of the first to receive the certification, CHT-V, as a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist - Veterinary.

Anne Chauvet, DVM,

DACVIM, (Neurology), CHT-V

Veterinary Medical Consultant

Anne Chauvet, DVM,

DACVIM  (Neurology), CHT-V

Born in France, Dr. Chauvet was raised in Africa. She graduated from veterinary school in 1990 in Saskatchewan, Canada, completed an internship in 1991 in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Illinois, and a residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at UC Davis in 1993.

Shelena Hoberg, CHT, CHT-V - Director of Hyperbaric and Education for hvm

In 1997, while on staff at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Dr. Chauvet started Veterinary Neuro Services and later moved the company to the Gulf Coast of Florida, then permanently to Sarasota in 2002.  


Dr. Chauvet has received numerous business awards and community recognitions including the FVMA

Gold Star. 

She is the creator of the Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Neurology/Neurosurgery now known as “brain camp”.  

Andrew Turkell, DVM,


Veterinary Medical Consultant

Andrew Turkell, DVM,


HVM Agents

president & ceo

R. Andrew Malek

vp of operations

Jason Kokotoff

hbot technical specialist

Bob Abrams


hvm billing department

hvm tech service department

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