In 2002, Derrick Campana, started building orthotic and prosthetic devices for people and quickly learned this was something he was good at. It wasn’t until 2004 when a veterinarian brought her dog, a black Labrador named Charles, into his “human” office, that Derrick discovered his true passion… Making these devices for animals. In 2005, driven from this passion, Derrick started Animal Ortho Care, and has since founded and Bionic Pets, the company he heads today.
Receiving his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/Biomechanics from Penn State University and Masters Degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern University, Derrick has pioneered the field of Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics (V-OP) into what it is today. Since that first dog, Derrick has treated nearly 20,000 furry patients with mobility devices. Derrick's Goal is to help as many animals as he can while in his lifetime and even the playing field between animals and humans as far as treatment options available.