Dr. Annie decided to become a chiropractor after seeing vibrance and vitality restored to her 12-year-old dog by a chiropractic adjustment. What happened that day changed everything!
“Providing care and comfort to animals is a profound honor. Every day I am inspired by how genuine and capable they are.”
Since 2008, Dr. Annie has been providing chiropractic care to animals at multiple locations throughout the Twin Cities. She loves her work and all of her four-legged clients!
Dr. Annie supports dogs and cats in all stages of life. She enjoys adjusting litters of newborn pups and is deeply moved by caring for seniors. She spends much of her time working with canine competitors in agility. She is present at local agility trials and has travelled to support her clients at national competitions around the country.
She has an incomparable devotion to her animal clients. She is constantly acquiring new knowledge and skills to enhance the effectiveness of her chiropractic care. So much so that her husband, Scott, calls continuing education, “her hobby!”
Her desire to provide well-rounded support to her animal clients has led her to become certified in canine sports massage (through Supreme Motion) and canine fitness training (through the University of Tennessee.) She has also completed training programs in advanced veterinary neurology, applied kinesiology, craniosacral therapy and reiki.
She completed her basic animal chiropractic training at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Sturtevant, WI in 2008. She is certified in animal chiropractic by the College of Animal Chiropractors, and has served on its Board of Directors. She is also certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA.)
While she was completing her doctorate in human chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University, she spearheaded the effort to legalize animal chiropractic in Minnesota. Legalization took three long years (2005-2008,) but the outcome was certainly worth it! She and her husband founded Minnesota Animal Chiropractic Care, which was the online hub for the animal chiropractic legalization effort in 2005, and today is a public awareness instrument and provider directory for animal chiropractic.
Dr. Annie also supports the community of animal chiropractors by teaching continuing education courses for her colleagues.
Dr. Kerri started her journey to becoming an animal chiropractor during her undergraduate studies in animal science. She watched the experience of a good friend who tried animal chiropractic as a last ditch effort to help her miniature pinscher who was unable to walk. Within a few treatments, the dog started to walk again, and even regained control over his bowel and bladder function.
“I knew that I wanted to take a whole body approach to helping animals, and animal chiropractic was the best way for me to do that. I am constantly amazed at how well animals respond to chiropractic care.”
Dr. Kerri has undergraduate degrees in Animal Science and Human Biology, and obtained her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University, where she was president of the Animal Chiropractic Club. She was certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT) at the Healing Oasis in Sturtevant, WI and is also certified in animal chiropractic by the College of Animal Chiropractors, and is a member of Minnesota Animal Chiropractic Care (MACC).
Dr. Seymour is certified in animal chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) and by the Chi Institute in veterinary acupuncture. She is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in MN, WI, and Iowa.
“Be a sponge and learn all that you can. Animals are amazing teachers!”
Dr. Seymour was raised on a dairy farm in southwestern Minnesota. Her love of all animals started at an early age by taking in all sorts of creatures from salamanders to squirrels and feral cats. Her passion for animals lead her to a career in veterinary medicine in which she completed her training at the University of Minnesota in 2008. She then completed a 1 year internship at Stillwater Equine which she deeply enjoyed. During this time she became aware of several integrative modalities and thus pursued training in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida in 2010 and animal chiropractic at Options for Animals in Kansas in 2011.
Dr. Rachel combined a life-long interest in science and medicine with her love for animals. She developed an interest in alternative modalities while attending the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She started acupuncture training not long after graduating and achieved certification in animal acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2004. Her training and interests naturally progressed to animal chiropractic and she obtained training and certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in 2006 and is also credentialed through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She completed training in Applied Kinesiology at Health Pioneers in 2013. Dr. Rachel is continuously amazed at the power of modulating energy to affect healing. Acupuncture and spinal manipulation are the best treatment options she has found to improve the health of the neurologic system, thereby improving the health of the whole animal. Dr. Rachel is well-known for her empathy and rapport with clients and patients, and is occasionally referred to as “Magic Hands.” Additionally, she continues to develop her interests in nutrition and herbal therapies.