Options For Animals

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Faculty and Staff Directory

Dr. Heidi Bockhold DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Owner/Head Instructor

Dr. Heidi Bockhold DC

• Phone: 678.207.6675
• Email: drheidi@optionsforanimals.com

Education:

• Life University in Marietta,
Bachelor of Science in Biology

• Regents College in New York,
Doctor of Chiropractic

Experience:

• Over 16 years in Animal Chiropractic Care

• Over 16 years in Teaching Human
and Animal Chiropractic

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Dr. Patty Glover DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Patty Glover DVM

• Phone: 920-737-9605
• Email: pgdvm@aol.com

Education:

• South Dakota State University,
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

• University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Experience:

• Great Lakes Equine Wellness Center,
Associate Veterinarian

• Bay Meadow Equine, Co-Owner

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Dr. Lisa Busko DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Lisa Busko DVM

• Phone: 704-902-5742
• Email: buskolisa@yahoo.com

Education:

• Colorado State University,
Bachelor of Science in Economics

• Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences,
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Experience:

• Crystal Coast Veterinary Services

• North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital

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Dr. Matt Fehr DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Matt Fehr DVM

• Phone: 620-792-7266
• Email: bigfehr@yahoo.com

Education:

• Emporia State University

• Kansas State University,
College Of Veterinary Medicine

Experience:

• Animal Medical Center

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Dr. Travis Gratton DVM- Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Travis Gratton DVM

• Phone: 785-478-3492
• Email: tjgrattondvm@gmail.com

Education:

• Kansas State University,
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

• Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Experience:

• University Bird and Small Animal Clinic,
Associate Veterinarian

• Advanced training in laser surgery
and small animal ultrasonography

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Dr. Jean Thompson DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Jean Thompson DC

• Phone: 443-538-5313
• Email: drjet8@comcast.net

Education:

• Susquehanna University,
Bachelor of Science Biology

• Logan College of Chiropractic,
Doctor of Chiropractic

Experience:

• Thompson Chiropractic & Wellness Center, LLC, Doctor of Chiropractic

• Chiropractic Coverage Doctor,
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Dr. Pat Holl - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Pat Holl DC

• Phone: 406-672-9116
• Email: drpholl@gmail.com

Education:

• Rutger’s University, Bachelor of Arts,
Psychology With Honors

• Los Angeles College of Chiropractic,
Doctor of Chiropractic

Experience:

• Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic,
Staff Chiropractor

• Wilshire Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medical Center, Chiropractic Physician

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Dr. Bruce Indek DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Bruce Indek DC

• Phone: 781-383-0961
• Email: indekchiropractic@gmail.com

Education:

• Syracuse University,
Bachelor of Science in Biology

• National College of Chiropractic,
Doctor of Chiropractic

Experience:

• Established Private Practice of Chiropractic

• Boston Marathon, Chiropractic Coordinator

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Dr. Kara Vittitow DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Kara Vittitow DVM

• Phone: 859-940-9541
• Email: animalsinmotionky@gmail.com

Education:

• The Ohio State University,
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Experience:

• Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital,
Associate Ambulatory Veterinarian

• Van Balen Equine Associates,
Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Betsy Blair DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Betsy Blair DC

• Phone: 816-509-8770
• Email: bblair4@juno.com

Education:

• Colorado State University,
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

• Cleveland Chiropractic College,
Doctorate of Chiropractic

Experience:

• Chiropractic Wellness Center,
Chiropractic Patient Care

• Therapy Works,
Registered Occupational Therapist

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Dr. Nikki Zeller DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Nikki Zeller DVM

• Phone: 303-525-4144
• Email: docz@puravidavets.com

Education:

• Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

• Colorado State University – Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Experience:

• Pura Vida Veterinary Services, LLC – Owner

• Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic – Instructor

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Dr. Sara Jerman DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Sara Jerman DC

• Phone: 440-655-5195
• Email: aoc.docsj@gmail.com

Education:

• Logan College of Chiropractic,
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science

• Logan College of Chiropractic,
Doctor of Chiropractic

Experience:

• Animals in Motion Chiropractic, LLC, Owner/Chiropractor

• Bartels Pet Hospital

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Dr. Angie Nielsen DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Angie Nielsen DVM

• Phone: 402-322-1197
• Email: ajnielsen97@gmail.com

Education:
• Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
• Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science in Animal Science/Dairy Science

Experience:
• Sunrise Hill Veterinary Hospital, Associate Veterinarian
• Nielsen Veterinary Service & Consulting, Owner
• Options For Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, Instructor

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Dr. Aaron Peterson DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Aaron Peterson DC

• Phone: 651-470-0826
• Email: arnpeterson@gmail.com

Education:

• St. Olaf College,
Bachelor of Science

• Northwestern Health Sciences University,
Doctor of Chiropractic

Experience:

• Samara Wellness, Founder

• UCSF, Lead Instructor

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Dr. Marie Bartling DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Marie Bartling DVM

• Phone: 720-308-3115
• Email: mariebartling@yahoo.com

Education:

• Colorado State University,
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

• Colorado State University,
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Experience:

• Medical Acupuncture course for veterinarians at Colorado State University, Instructor

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Dr. Tracy Rainwater DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Tracy Rainwater DC

• Phone: 408-431-0525
• Email: dr.rainwatersdc@hotmail.com

Education:

• California State University Fresno,
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology

• Palmer College of Chiropractic West,
Doctor of Chiropractic

Experience:

• Private practice specializing in animal chiropractic

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Nicole Hjelle DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Nicole Hjelle DVM

• Phone: (320) 905-0264
• Email: hjedoc1@gmail.com

Education:

• University of Minnesota,
Bachelor of Science Degree

• Saint George’s University,
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Experience:

• Associate Veterinarian,
South 71 Veterinary Clinic

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Margaret (Maggie) Loomer DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Margaret (Maggie) Loomer DVM

• Phone: 804-690-6424
• Email: MaggieLoomer@gmail.com

Education:

• University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA

• University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Experience:

• Veterinary Associate
Durango Equine Veterinary Clinic

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DeAnn Adams, D.C., BSHB, BBA, BSW, AA - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

DeAnn Adams, D.C., BSHB, BBA, BSW, AA

• Phone: 320-632-6757
• Email: deann@paradoxchiropractic.com

Education:

• Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, MN

• Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Experience:

• Private Practice
Sole Proprietor of Paradox Chiropractic PA, Little Falls, MN

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DR. LUKE J. STAAB - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Luke J. Staab DC

Education:

• 2012, certified in animal chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

• 2012, received Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, Missouri

Experience:

• Self Employed – Human Chiropractor

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Dr.Kim Krivit - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Kim Krivit DVM

• Phone: (910)858-2525
• Email: kim.krivit@gmail.com

Education:

• 1992 College of Veterinary Medicine- University of Minnesota
• 1988 University of Minnesota – Bachelors of Science Animal Science

Certification:

• 2016 International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
• 2014 International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

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Jamie Lynn Peyton - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Jamie Lynn Peyton DVM

• Phone: 530-405-6053
• Email: jlpeyton@ucdavis.edu

Education:

• September 1996-March 2000 – Auburn University, Auburn, AL
• August 2000-May 2004 – University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Degrees:

• Bachelor of Science, Zoology
• Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
• Diplomate American College Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

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Susan Roecker DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Susan Roecker DC

• Phone: 816-383-1225
• Email: susan200276@hotmail.com

Education:

• 2017 – Options for Animals College of Chiropractic
• 2011 – Logan College of Chiropactic

Membership:

• International Veterinary Chiropractic Association
• Missouri Chiropractic Professional Association
• Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce
• Activator Methods membership

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Dr. Jennifer M. Akers - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Jennifer M. Akers DVM

Education:

• 2009 – Kansas State University – Master of Public Health
• 2001 – Iowa State University – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Honors and Awards:

• 2015 Faculty Scholarship Award, Options for Animals
• 2014 Faculty Scholarship Award, Chi Institute
• 2014 Vet Tech Colleges 15 Top Vet Dental Professors

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Dr. Tina Carrari DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Tina Carrari DC

• Phone: (626) 429-1572
• Email: tcarrari@gmail.com

Education:

• 2015 – Options for Animals, Wellsville, Kansas – Certified in Animal Chiropractic by IVCA
• 2004 – Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California – Student of the Year

Work Experience:

• Instructor, Wellsville, Kansas – Options for Animals, 2016-present
• Chiropractor, Wellsville, Kansas – Private Practice, 2015-present

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Dr. Laura Hellman - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

Instructor

Dr. Laura Hellman DVM

Education:

• North Carolina State University – Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences
• North Carolina State University – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Work Experience:

• Banfield Pet Hospital
• Integrative Animal Care

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Dr. Zoë Freedman DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

UK Instructor / UK Programme Lead

Dr. Zoë Freedman DC

Education:

• Anglo European College of Chiropractic, England

Experience:

• Over 12 years in Chiropractic Care

• Over a decade in higher education

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Dr. John Fossey DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

UK Instructor

Dr. John Fossey DC

Education:

• University of Wales

• Anglo European College of Chiropractic, England

Experience:

• Over 20 years in Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Care

• Over 10 years in mixed practice

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Dr. Sam Kingdon DC - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

UK Instructor

Dr. Sam Kingdon DC

Education:

• Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, Wales

Experience:

• Over 13 years in Chiropractic Care

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Dr. Ken Skinner DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic - Wellsville, KS

UK Instructor

Dr. Ken Skinner DVM

Education:

• Edinburgh University Veterinary School

Experience:

• Over 25 years in veterinary medicine

• Over 10 years in Animal Chiropractic

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