“Providing comfort and protection to animals is a profound honor. Every day I am moved by how capable and genuine they are.”
She completed her training in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT,) a.k.a animal chiropractic, 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.) She has also completed additional training in advanced veterinary neurology, applied kinesiology and craniosacral therapy.
While she was in chiropractic school, she founded and was the first president of Northwestern Health Sciences University’s animal chiropractic club. As a chiropractic student, she also spear-headed the effort to legalize animal chiropractic in Minnesota. Along with her husband, Scott, she founded Minnesota Animal Chiropractic Care (MACC.) MACC was the web hub for the animal chiropractic legalization effort, and today is a public awareness vehicle and provider directory for animal chiropractic.
Since 2008, she has been providing chiropractic care to animals at many locations throughout the Twin Cities. She loves her work and all of her 4-legged clients!
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.