Animal Chiropractic Program

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.”



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 www.animalchiropractic.org.
  • 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

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.

Alabama

Kimberly  Neff,  DVM, AVCA Certified
Birmingham,  al 35221
Cell: 205.383.8202 / Home: 205.670.9079
kneffdvm@yahoo.com

Arizona

Patricia  Henthorn,  DC, AVCA Certified
8753 Bell Road, Suite 105 Scottsdale,  az 85260
dochenthorn@gmail.com
www.drhenthorn.com

Arkansas

Amanda  McCasland,  DVM
Labahn Veterinary Hospital Fort Smith,  ar 479.782.1234
mccasland@okstate.edu

California

Amanda  Aldridge,  DVM, CVA
San Diego,  ca 92196
858.603.0426
aldridgedvm@yahoo.com

Kendra  Cohn,  DC
Portola Valley,  ca 94028-6301
dr.getinline@gmail.com
www.getinlinechiro.com

Teri  Courtemarche,  DC
Tehachapi,  ca 93561
661.822.5004

Colorado

Andrew E.  Lake,  DC
Bayfield,  co 81122
970.884.1072
drandylake@hotmail.com

Florida

Patricia  Jamison,  DC
Dade City,  fl 33523
813.787.0194
P.L.JamisonDC@yahoo.com
www.mypetschiropractor.com

Illinois

Derek A  Niehaus,  D.C.
New Athens,  il 62264
618.475.3600
drniehaus@hotmail.com

Erin  O'Connor,  D.C.
Aurora,  il 60504
630.499.4078
drerinoconnor@myvitalitychiropractic.com
www.myvitalitychiropractic.com

Karen  Hannah,  DC
326 S Main St, Ste A Morton,  il 61550
karenmh125@gmail.com
www.IHaveWellness.com

Indiana

Christi  Houtz,  DC
Terre Haute,  in 47807
812.230.4070
orpheus262@hotmail.com

Iowa

Angie  Monthei,  DC
West Des Moines,  ia 50266
515.224.1001, Cell: 515.450.1551
drangiem@gmail.com

Japan

Yoko  Ishida,  DVM
Tokyo,  jp 179-0085
+81.3.3991.9373 / 080.6548.7171 - fax
ac26monami@if-n.ne.jp
www.ac26monami.com

Maryland

Kathy  Poe,  DC
Laurel,  md 20707
214.493.3652
KathyPoeDC@aol.com

Malinda  Venegas,  DC
Sykesville,  md 21784
410.988.2122
Mal919@hotmail.com

Michigan

Mary L.  Cardeccia,  DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRT
Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the AVCA
8040 Fourth Street Dexter,  mi 48130
734-253-2722
K9RehabMI@gmail.com
www.K9RehabMI.com

Montana

Matt  Welker,  DC
Butte,  mt 59701
406.723.3200
bearwelker@gmail.com

Nebraska

Jessika  Benes,  DVM
Juniata,  ne 68955
402.469.9218
jessikabenesdvm@gmail.com

Ohio

Jenny  Pamer,  DC
Ashland,  oh 44805
419.281.1000
jpamer@neo.rr.com

Oklahoma

Willa  Duree,  DC, CAC
Shawnee,  ok 74801
405.275.6363
www.doctorduree.com

Kreg  Griffith,  DC
Anadarko and Norman,  ok 73075 & 73072
405.408.2669
griffithchiropractic@gmail.com

Tyler  Smith,  DC, CAC
Elk City,  ok 73644
580.799.3576
smith_family_chiro@sbcglobal.net

Brett  Wessel,  DC
Okemah,  ok 74859
918.623.0613 / Cell: 918.650.5191
wesselranch@sbcglobal.net

Pennsylvania

Theresa  Burns,  DC
Pottstown,  pa 19465
Tredc1213@aol.com

David  Lorenzetti,  DC
Olyphant,  pa 18447
570.876.1000
drlorenzetti@icontech.com

South Carolina

Natasha  Jaskiewicz,  DC, CAC
Boiling Springs,  sc 29318
864.680.5931
info@theanimalchiro.com
www.theanimalchiro.com

Tennessee

Gillian  Guin,  DC
Franklin,  tn 37064
gguin@parker.edu
www.lifespringchiropractic.org/

Texas

Karen L.  Ave,  DVM , PT
Carrollton,  tx 75006
469.939.1674
karenlave@aol.com
www.animalacupuncture.com/

Shana  Buchanan,  DVM, MBA
Montgomery,  tx 77356
936.582.1555 / Fax: 936.582.1554
shana_berry@yahoo.com
www.mymontgomeryvet.com/

Jackie  Cole,  DVM
Galveston,  tx 77554
409.740.0808
jackiecole@wt.net

Tiffany  Curley,  DC
New Braunfels,  tx 78130
830.620.0959 / Fax: 866.294.1337
curleychiropractic@live.com

Tracy  Davenport,  DVM
Austin,  tx 78745
512.282.0221
www.lovepethospital.com

Susan M.  Edwards,  DVM
Quinlan,  tx 75474
903.268.7568
beastdoctor@yahoo.com

Nancy  Ellis,  DC
Garland,  tx 75043
972.864.0539 / Fax: 972.864.8888
drnancyedc@verizon.net
www.ellischiro.chiroweb.com/

Michael C.  Ely,  DC
Athens,  tx 75751
903.264.6464
www.athens-spinecenter.com

Doug  Falke,  DC
Leander,  tx 78641
512.260.8558
drdoug@liveoakchiropractic.com

Jenna  Hardin-Hillman,  BS, DC
Lubbock,  tx 79424
575.649.4611
jhardindc@gmail.com

Justin  Jobe,  DC
Prosper,  tx 75078
972.347.9933
www.prosperchiropractic.com/

Richard  Lindell,  DC
Keller,  tx 76244
817.637.2143
richlindell@yahoo.com
www.racinechiropractor.com

Carolyn  Love,  DVM
Austin,  tx 78745
512.282.0221
www.lovepethospital.com/

Erica  Manger,  DC
Austin,  tx 78729
512.258.8880 or Cell: 504.251.1128
docm@motchiro.com
www.motchiro.com

Brent  Procter,  DC
Aledo,  tx 76008
817.680.9719
txfamilychiro@sbcglobal.net

Julie  Royal,  DC
Dallas,  tx 75238
214.324.5800 / Fax: 214.324.5838
royalwellnesscenter@gmail.com
www.royalchiropractic.com

Kevin L  Trippe,  DC
Harker Heights,  tx 76548
drt@zootpets.com
www.zootpets.com

Bobby R.  Willard,  DVM
Flower Mound,  tx 75022
817.430.8145
brwdvm@att.net

Warren  Wilson,  DC
Euless,  tx 76039-3617
817.368.4400
equinechiro@sbcglobal.net
www.equinecaninechiro.com/

Jessica  Marziani,  DC, AVCA Certified
Houston,  tx 77048
713.991.9500
jmarziani@vetchiroandrehab.com
www.vetchiroandrehab.com

Natalie  Beight,  DC
Collinsville,  tx 75076
903.327.9499
drbeightdc@hotmail.com
www.txhorsechiro.com

Russell  Gana,  DC
offices in Austin/Dripping Springs and Corpus Christi,  tx drgana@ganaspecific.com

Carol  Adams,  DVM
1804 S. I-27 Plainview,  tx 79073
806.293.4108
cadams@centralplainsvet.biz
www.centralplainsvet.biz

Samuel  Ahn,  DC
Dallas,  tx 214.905.4999
samuelsooahn@att.net

Belinda  Collier,  DC
619 S. Trade Day Blvd. Cana,  tx 75103
903.567.0166

Marisa  Brunetti,  VMD
Dallas,  tx marisabrunetti.vmd@gmail.com

Lisa  van Reenen,  DVM
Center Veterinary & Reproduction Services 3771 FM 811 Centerville,  tx 75833
90. 536.2424
lvanreenen@centerranch.com

Utah

Dr. Lara  Valdes-Postula,  DC
PO Box 683240 Park City,  ut 84068
310.800.8558
drlara@flyinghorsechiropractic.com
www.flyinghorsechiropractic.com

Vermont

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

Washington

Cori  Bodily,  DC
Fife,  wa 98424
253.922.0450 / Fax: 253.926.1720
fife_chiropractic@hotmail.com

Chrissy  Blair,  DC
Fife,  wa 98424
253.922.0450 / Fax: 253.926.1720
fife_chiropractic@hotmail.com

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 No application required. See note.
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
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 Approved all dates.
Oregon No application required. See notes.
Pennsylvania Application not submitted.
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.