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Animal Chiropractic in Minnesota

The MVMA has assembled a list of Minnesota animal chiropractors that will provide Minnesota veterinarians and the public a resource to find a qualified animal chiropractor to refer to. We hope this list will clarify the credentials animal chiropractors must obtain to become certified. The list will include what school the practitioner graduated from completing a minimum of 210 hours of animal chiropractic training as well as what certification body was used and when certification was obtained. The list will also include contact information and websites or email addresses where you can find more information on individual animal chiropractors.

Regarding the certification process, veterinarians who have taken the 210 hour course but chosen not to take the certification exam for one reason or another can still practice spinal manipulation based on their veterinary background. According to Dr. Larry Spicer, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners: "A licensed chiropractor may engage in the practice of animal chiropractic diagnosis and treatment if registered to do so by the Chiropractic Board and the animal has been referred to the chiropractor by a veterinarian. No where [in the law] is there a requirement that the chiropractor be "certified" by any school. They are merely required to graduate from an approved school, completing a specified number of hours. The DC is authorized to practice spinal manipulation following registration with their Chiropractic Board and referral of an animal from a veterinarian."

Please click the link below to view a list of qualified animal chiropractors in Minnesota. Also, please submit any additions or corrections to the MVMA office. Additional information regarding Animal Chiropractic in Minnesota can also be found below.

MN Board of Chiropractic Examiners Information page

Education Requirements

Practitioners must complete a course of at least 210 hours from an approved basic program. There are three schools approved by the Animal Chiropractic Accreditation Commission (ACAC) in the United States where this education can be obtained:

Options For Animals, Wellsville, KS

Healing Oasis Wellness Center, Sturtevant, WI

Parker College of Chiropractic Association, Dallas, TX

See http://animalchiropractic.org/default.htm for more information regarding approved basic programs. All graduates of these programs are trained in canine and equine chiropractic.

Certification

There are also three certifying bodies for animal chiropractic:

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA)

See http://animalchiropractic.org/animal_chiropractic_certification.htm

International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA)

See http://www.ivca.de/eng/index.php

Healing Oasis Wellness Center can also certify their graduates

See http://www.healingoasis.edu/