Options For Animals

Margaret (Maggie) Loomer DVM

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Margaret (Maggie) Loomer DVM - Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic
Instructor since 2015

Contact Information

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


• Options for Animals, College of Animal Chiropractic, Wellsville, KS
• University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA
• University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Work Experience

Instructor – 2015- Present
Options for Animals, College of Animal Chiropractic, Wellsville, KS
• Educate veterinarians and human chiropractors about the anatomy of animals and the art of animal chiropractic using horses and dogs as models
• Teach veterinarians and human chiropractors proper positioning to adjust horses and dogs chiropractically

Veterinary Associate – 2014-Present
Durango Equine Veterinary Clinic, Buckeye, AZ
• Perform physical and extensive exams, diagnose illnesses and injuries, develop treatment plans, and follow-up on cases
• Perform dental exams and provided routine and corrective dental floats
• Perform lameness exams, diagnostics, and treatments
• Evaluate horses and provide chiropractic adjustments

Advertising Manager – 2009-Present
Summerhill Stables and The Stables at Norwood, Powhatan, VA
• Developed and maintain the website www.summerhillstables.com
• Advertise for boarding, shows, and job availabilities

Veterinary Intern – 2013-2014
Durango Equine Veterinary Clinic, Buckeye, AZ
• Performed physical and extensive exams, diagnosed illnesses and injuries, developed treatment plans, and followed-up on cases
• Performed dental exams and provided routine and corrective dental floats
• Managed cases both on farm and in the field
• Palpated mares for reproductive purposes, bred mares, collected stallions, and processed semen
• Foaled out mares and provided neonatal care to the foals

Veterinary Student – Equine Track – 2012-2013
The University of California, Davis
William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Davis, CA
• Performed colic work-ups including placing intravenous catheters, passing nasogastric tubes, and performing abdominal ultrasounds, radiographs, and abdominocenteses
• Corrected dental abnormalities with powerfloat, dremel, and hand floats
• Performed and interpreted limb, abdominal, and thoracic ultrasounds
• Managed wound care and ophthalmic cases
• Worked up varying severity of lamenesses and treated accordingly
• Triaged neonatal emergencies
• Palpated mares and collected stallions

Assistant Barn Manager – 2001-2009
The Stables at Norwood , Powhatan, VA
• Attended client needs and concerns
• Fed horses and cleaned stalls
• Maintained and repaired the property
• Administered medications, and cleaned and dressed wounds
• Advertised for boarding, shows, and job availabilities
• Accompanied prospective clients around the property

Ambulatory Assistant – 2006
Woodside Equine Clinic, Ashland, VA
• Stocked and organized trucks daily
• Set-up equipment and supplies for procedures
• Prepared and held horses for procedures
• Assisted with procedures
• Developed radiographs, submitted lab work, and ran in-house blood work


• American Association of Equine Practitioners
• Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
• American Veterinary Medical Association
• International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Extended Bio

Maggie Loomer grew up in Central Virginia where she owned dogs, cats, and horses. Her love of horses was cultivated as a young girl caring for and riding hunters. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Virginia before moving to Northern California to pursue veterinary school. In 2013, Maggie received her doctorate from the University of California, Davis Veterinary School where she focused on equine medicine. She joined Durango Equine Veterinary Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona after graduation, first as an intern and then as an associate. Knowing the benefits of chiropractic care, Maggie attended Options for Animals shortly after graduating vet school. She has incorporated chiropractic adjustments into her general equine practice with excellent results. Seeing how chiropractic can help our animal population and wanting to help teach the future generation, Maggie joined Options as an instructor in 2016. Currently, Maggie owns a horse and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys trail riding, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.