Debbie Gross graduated from Boston University with her physical therapy degree in 1990 and continued with her postgraduate orthopedic physical therapy degree at Quinnipiac College where she graduated with distinction in 1999. In addition, she is a board certified specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Saunders received her doctorate in physical therapy in 2008 from the University of Tennessee.
She has been practicing in the field of small animal rehabilitation for over seventeen years and has published in both the veterinarian field and the canine athletic field. She is owner of a successful physical rehabilitation practice in Connecticut, Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals, LLC. She has currently produced numerous DVDs aimed at the performance dogs and has authored many publications in the canine sports medicine field. She enjoys speaking nationally and internationally.