Abby Chandler


Abby Chandler is cofounder of Top Dog Bracing. She is a Certified and Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist. She has 15 years experience in orthotics and prosthetics for humans in the Knoxville area. Her interest in small animal orthotics and prosthetics started back in 2002, when she was a University of Tennessee student. Her Biomedical Engineering Design Project in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Veterinary Hospital was redesigning prostheses for a yellow lab that was missing his carpals and phalanges on the both front legs. This design project is what initially got her interested in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. Seventeen years later, Abby feels called back to working with animals and helping them be more comfortable with the use of an orthosis or prosthesis.

Abby truly enjoys working in the Orthotics and Prosthetics field because she feels that she is making a positive impact in each pet’s life. Abby is married and has two boys and a girl. She enjoys hiking with her husband, kids and dog, Shoog.


Richie Henson


Richie Henson is cofounder of Top Dog Bracing.  He is a Certified Orthotic Fitter and Licensed Pedorthist in the state of Tennessee.  He has 15 years experience in orthotics including evaluation, fabrication, fitting, and adjustments on all off-the-shelf and custom orthotic devices.  His career has been very rewarding through helping people increase their quality of life and maintaining mobility in the field of orthotics.  He brings his years of knowledge in custom fabrication and design to animal orthotics to maintain mobility and decrease pain for your pet so they can continue to live happy, healthy, and active lives.

Richie's goal is to bring the much needed field of animal orthotics to pets in need here in Knoxville, TN.  Richie is married and has a son and a daughter.  He enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and taking care of his little buddy Bryant, the beagle.