Animal Chiropractic Program

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Program Information

Parker University is proud to offer the only continuing education Animal Chiropractic Program taught by an accredited (info on Parker University’s accreditation status) chiropractic college in North America. The diagnosis and management of injured animals is an area of increased interest for both chiropractors and veterinary practitioners. Register for Parker’s Animal Chiropractic continuing education class today!

About Animal Chiropractic

Animal chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pet healthcare. It focuses on the nervous system housed inside the spinal column. Recent surveys and studies indicate that 45% of U.S. households own at least one dog and 38% of U.S. households own at least one cat. According to an APPA report,  veterinary care by U.S. pt owners in 2015 was $15.42 billion.

Animal chiropractic care may be appropriate in the treatment of:

  • Neck, back, leg, and tail pain
  • Muscle spasms, nerve problems
  • Disc or joint problems, limping
  • Injuries from slips, falls and accidents
  • Jaw, TMJ problems, difficulty chewing
  • Event or sports injuries
  • Any recurring conditions such as vomiting, respiratory or urinary infections, diarrhea or constipation
  • Seizures or neurological problems

This exceptional set of courses imparts practical, relevant clinical education and training for both chiropractors and veterinarians. Animal chiropractic affords you the potential to advance your clinical practice knowledge, technical skills and specialized training in the care of animals. This program provides a unique opportunity for veterinarians and chiropractors alike. Read more on the research done on animal chiropractic.

Each module is a combination of online and classroom settings, which are conducive to learning and provide for robust multi-media presentations. The extensive education resources include:

  • a highly qualified teaching team
  • animal skeletons and anatomical models
  • ample case studies
  • both live and stuffed practice animals
  • cadavers and one of the best anatomists in the country to provide the dissection

Our program focuses on the equine and the canine, but also mentions cats, birds, pocket pets, cows, pigs and other animals. The instructors do cover the vertebral formulas of many of the species and talk about the unique considerations of many of the animals, especially when it comes to restraint. Each module concludes with an invaluable hands-on live animal field lab. This unique format gives you a full day of participation in small focus groups with a number of horses allowing you to experience a working environment.

Visit this blog spot for more insight into animal chiropractic and for a thorough overview of what animal chiropractic is. According to reports, nearly half of pet owners considered their pets to be family members. This course can be both a rewarding and valuable adjunct to your current clinical practice by providing an additional treatment option for the “extended family.”

Class Hours

Friday 12pm-7:30pm*
Saturday 7:30am-7:30pm
Sunday 8am-4:30pm (off-site lab)

*Some modules will conclude later than 7:30pm. Each module contains an online study component as well. The number of online hours vary per module.

Tuition per weekend module:

(Pricing on the Registration portal will show dollar amount before any applicable discount is applied at check out or by promo code entry. Discounts available for current chiropractic and veterinary students* and Parker University Alumni - see Discount block below for details.)

*Chiropractic and veterinary students must have completed TRI 7 or above to attend - Contact the CE Department for information on providing student status documentation.

Discounts cannot be combined - see Discount block below for details.

DC or DVM:
More than 3 weeks in advance $835 (reflects date range discount)
Less than 3 weeks in advance $885
paid on site $920 (cash is not accepted as onsite payment)

Course Requirements

  • All participants must be present at the first module to participate in the program. No new registrations will be accepted after the program begins with the exception of AVCA Certified CE audit applicants
  • Each attendee is required to bring a copy of their current state license or current student ID along with a copy of their driver’s license to the first class.
  • Attendees need to check with their respective state boards concerning practice laws for animal chiropractic.
  • The State Approvals tab are for the list of chiropractic boards to whom we submitted the program for consideration.  Chiropractic CE hours are not submitted to all states. We do not submit formal applications to the veterinary boards for CE review.
  • This course prepares you for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Certification Exam. Only licensed DCs and DVMs can sit for this exam. There is an additional fee for the AVCA Certification Exam which is paid through the AVCA. For exam and certification information, see
  • Please wear comfortable pants and boots to the weekend classes as you will be working directly with the animals.
  • For students, this is considered a doctor level course.  You must have completed Tri-7 classes to be eligible to attend this course.

Attention Chiropractic and Veterinary students:  please contact the CE Department to register so we may apply the appropriate discounts.


Discounts available for:
  • Parker University Graduates - contact the Parker Alumni office for more information on discounts and discount code 214.902.2433
  • Current students - contact the Continuing Education office for discount code (must provide student ID information)
Date range discounts (Early and Advanced) will be reflected at Check Out in the Registration process.

Discounts cannot be combined.

Animal Chiropractic Graduates

Parker University has trained hundreds of professionals in animal chiropractic.


Kimberly  Neff,  DVM, AVCA Certified
Birmingham,  al 35221
Cell: 205.383.8202 / Home: 205.670.9079


Patricia  Henthorn,  DC, AVCA Certified
8753 Bell Road, Suite 105 Scottsdale,  az 85260


Amanda  McCasland,  DVM
Labahn Veterinary Hospital Fort Smith,  ar 479.782.1234

Emily  Hollingsworth-Clem,  DC
281 Lake Hamilton Dr. Hot Springs,  ar 71913


Amanda  Aldridge,  DVM, CVA
San Diego,  ca 92196

Kendra  Cohn,  DC
Portola Valley,  ca 94028-6301

Teri  Courtemarche,  DC
Tehachapi,  ca 93561

Katie  Manfredi,  DC
Sacramento area - but willing to travel Roseville,  ca 95661
916.786.6055 office/858.232.3463 cell

Samantha  Rose,  DVM, CVA, AVCA Certified
23771 Washington Avenue Unit #105 Murrieta,  ca 92562


Andrew E.  Lake,  DC
Bayfield,  co 81122


Patricia  Jamison,  DC
Dade City,  fl 33523


Derek A  Niehaus,  D.C.
New Athens,  il 62264

Erin  O'Connor,  D.C.
Aurora,  il 60504

Karen  Hannah,  DC
326 S Main St, Ste A Morton,  il 61550


Christi  Houtz,  DC
Terre Haute,  in 47807


Angie  Monthei,  DC
West Des Moines,  ia 50266
515.224.1001, Cell: 515.450.1551


Yoko  Ishida,  DVM
Tokyo,  jp 179-0085
+81.3.3991.9373 / 080.6548.7171 - fax


Kathy  Poe,  DC
Laurel,  md 20707

Malinda  Venegas,  DC
Sykesville,  md 21784


Mary L.  Cardeccia,  DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT
AVCA Certified
8040 Fourth Street Dexter,  mi 48130


Matt  Welker,  DC
Butte,  mt 59701

Jordan  Linder,  DC
Kalispell,  mt 59901


Jessika  Benes,  DVM
Juniata,  ne 68955


Jenny  Pamer,  DC
Ashland,  oh 44805


Willa  Duree,  DC, CAC
Shawnee,  ok 74801

Kreg  Griffith,  DC
Anadarko and Norman,  ok 73075 & 73072

Tyler  Smith,  DC, CAC
Elk City,  ok 73644

Brett  Wessel,  DC
Okemah,  ok 74859
918.623.0613 / Cell: 918.650.5191

Tim  Temple-Lee,  DC
Serving most of Oklahoma, especially central and southern areas ok 405.694.9674


Theresa  Burns,  DC
Pottstown,  pa 19465

David  Lorenzetti,  DC
Olyphant,  pa 18447

South Carolina

Natasha  Jaskiewicz,  DC, CAC
Boiling Springs,  sc 29318


Gillian  Guin,  DC
Franklin,  tn 37064


Karen L.  Ave,  DVM , PT
Carrollton,  tx 75006

Shana  Buchanan,  DVM, MBA
Montgomery,  tx 77356
936.582.1555 / Fax: 936.582.1554

Jackie  Cole,  DVM
Galveston,  tx 77554

Tiffany  Curley,  DC
New Braunfels,  tx 78130
830.620.0959 / Fax: 866.294.1337

Tracy  Davenport,  DVM
Austin,  tx 78745

Susan M.  Edwards,  DVM
Quinlan,  tx 75474

Nancy  Ellis,  DC
Garland,  tx 75043
972.864.0539 / Fax: 972.864.8888

Michael C.  Ely,  DC
Athens,  tx 75751

Doug  Falke,  DC
Leander,  tx 78641

Jenna  Hardin-Hillman,  BS, DC
Lubbock,  tx 79424

Justin  Jobe,  DC
Prosper,  tx 75078

Richard  Lindell,  DC
Keller,  tx 76244

Carolyn  Love,  DVM
Austin,  tx 78745

Erica  Manger,  DC
Austin,  tx 78729
512.258.8880 or Cell: 504.251.1128

Brent  Procter,  DC
Aledo,  tx 76008

Julie  Royal,  DC
Dallas,  tx 75238
214.324.5800 / Fax: 214.324.5838

Kevin L  Trippe,  DC
Harker Heights,  tx 76548

Bobby R.  Willard,  DVM
Flower Mound,  tx 75022

Warren  Wilson,  DC
Euless,  tx 76039-3617

Jessica  Marziani,  DC, AVCA Certified
Houston,  tx 77048

Natalie  Beight,  DC
Collinsville,  tx 75076

Russell  Gana,  DC
offices in Austin/Dripping Springs and Corpus Christi,  tx

Carol  Adams,  DVM
1804 S. I-27 Plainview,  tx 79073

Samuel  Ahn,  DC
Dallas,  tx -

Belinda  Collier,  DC
619 S. Trade Day Blvd. Cana,  tx 75103

Marisa  Brunetti,  VMD
Dallas,  tx

Lisa  van Reenen,  DVM
Center Veterinary & Reproduction Services 3771 FM 811 Centerville,  tx 75833
903. 536.2424

Jennifer  Boeche,  DVM
Granbury,  tx 76049

Jessica  Huntington,  DVM
Stephenville Equine Sports Medicine - Stephenville,  tx -

Mark  Ford, Jr.,  DC
Pampa,  tx -

Lauren  Baker,  DC
23830 Hwy 59 N Kingwood,  tx 77339

Jennifer  Wickline,  DVM
Wills Point,  tx 75169


Dr. Lara  Valdes-Postula,  DC
PO Box 683240 Park City,  ut 84068


William K.  Kruesi,  DVM, CVA, CAC
North Clarendon,  vt 05759
802.747.4076 Fax: 802.747.0283


Cori  Bodily,  DC
Fife,  wa 98424
253.922.0450 / Fax: 253.926.1720

Chrissy  Blair,  DC
Fife,  wa 98424
253.922.0450 / Fax: 253.926.1720

State Approvals

State Approval Status
Alabama Application not submitted.
Alaska Application not submitted.
Arizona Application not submitted.
Arkansas Application not submitted.
California Application not submitted.
Colorado No application required. See note.
Connecticut No application required. See note.
Delaware No application required. See note.
District of Columbia No application required. See note.
Florida Application not submitted.
Georgia Application not submitted.
Hawaii Application not submitted.
Idaho No application required. See note.
Illinois No application required. See note.
Indiana No application required. See note.
Iowa No application required. See note.
Kansas Application not submitted.
Kentucky Application not submitted.
Louisiana Application not submitted.
Maine Application not submitted.
Maryland No application required. See note.
Massachusetts Application not submitted.
Michigan No application required. See note.
Minnesota Pending
Mississippi No application required. See note.
Missouri Application not submitted.
Montana No application required. See note.
Nebraska No application required. See note.
Nevada Application not submitted.
New Hampshire Application not submitted.
New Jersey Application not submitted.
New Mexico Application not submitted.
New York Application not submitted.
North Carolina Application not submitted.
North Dakota Application not submitted.
Ohio No application required. See note.
Oklahoma Pending
Oregon No application required. See notes.
Pennsylvania Pending
Rhode Island No application required. See note.
South Carolina No application required. See note.
South Dakota Application not submitted.
Tennessee Application not submitted.
Texas Application not submitted.
Utah No application required. See note.
Vermont No application required. See note.
Virginia No application required. See note.
Washington No application required. See note.
West Virginia Application not submitted.
Wisconsin Application not submitted.
Wyoming No application required. See note.
Ontario No application required. See note.
Quebec No application required. See note.
British Columbia No application required. See note.
Alberta Application not submitted.
Manitoba No application required. See note.
Saskatchewan Application not submitted.
Nova Scotia Application not submitted.
Newfoundland and Labrador No application required. See note.
Prince Edward Island No application required. See note.
Northwest Territories No application required. See note.
Yukon No application required. See note.
Nunavut No application required. See note.