Read what our students and alumni have to say!
The instructors are amazing in the labs! Dr. Matt was my favorite, he was patient, kind, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable – as were the entire group of instructors. The make learning chiro fun and enjoyable.
I truly felt like I became part of the Options Chiropractic family after finishing this course.
– Molly Kaplan, DVM
I came to this school on referral from an old professor from veterinary school who completed the course recently. I was getting interested in this field from seeing cases that I couldn’t help with traditional veterinary medicine. This program is the first and oldest program for animal chiropractic in the country. It has been a great program! The content and teaching is excellent. You are exposed to veterinarians, chiropractors, and instructors from all over the country.
This exposure allows you to make many new connections and gain knowledge from a wide variety of people with different experiences. These people treat you like family and you will remain like family for a long time as an alumni. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
– Kati Chamberlin, DVM – Missouri
The instructors are very knowledgeable, and provide good practical feedback. Angie, Vara, Luke, and Matt were some of the best as far as feedback. They were very kind and good in one on one situations. They made it an easy learning environment.
– Samantha Burk, DVM
As a veterinarian, I have been both a chiropractic patient and referred patients for chiropractic care, recognizing its potential to improve the overall health of the individual. Completing this course has given me a better understanding of functional neurology, and I now have another treatment option to offer my patients; it complements my Western medicine practice very well Allowing both veterinarians and chiropractors to take part in the program allows for the unique opportunity for both professions to learn about and from one another.
– Amy Guerney-Youngblood, DVM
Even if I never adjust another animal, the course has helped me become a better veterinarian by increasing my sensitivity to and understanding of pain and biomechanics. This course not only uncovers knowledge of chiropractics, but functional neurology, physiology, anatomy, and pathology.
Options for Animals has been a great experience. The instructors are extremely helpful and genuinely want you to do well in the course. Animal Chiropractic is a very useful modality, and they emphasize how it can be integrated with traditional Western medicine. It is a lot of information at once, which falls to your personal accountability to study and practice at home, but all questions are answered to the best of their ability, and everything segmentally fits together to have a new way of looking forward.
– Equine Veterinarian
Initially I was skeptical about the overall benefits of chiropractic for my patients. The class is a combination of veterinarians and chiropractors, and this mix allows each to grow and gain appreciation for one another. Upon graduation, I am excited to offer this modality to all of my patients.
– Sherri D. Field Gard, DVM
When I first started my business I was adjusting a ton of horses and injecting joints on a ton of horses. Over past several years I have finally been able to convince a lot of my clients to adjust their horses regularly. Guess what happened 🙂 I now adjust even more horses and now do very few joint injections. Interesting isn’t it :).
Thank you so much for changing my life, my practice and giving me back my love for veterinary medicine! You all are the best!
Dr. Quinley Koch, MAg, DVM
I am so privileged to have taken the Essentials course with you and the instructors at Options. The quality and thoroughness of the material presented has prepared me extremely well and I feel comfortable adjusting knowing that I have done a thorough exam on the dog and can identify situations where an adjustment would and would not be appropriate. I have received so many compliments about how thorough my exams are and how other animal chiros they have had work on their performance dogs seem to rush through so they can see more dogs that day (one even told me that she felt the Dr. was in it for the money and not the wellness of the dog). Thank you so much for providing such a quality animal chiropractic program that puts the animal’s well being as the top priority! Can’t wait to come back for continuing education!
I appreciate all you guys have done with the course and have to say, as much as I expected to enjoy the addition of the chiropractic to my practice, I find that I absolutely love it so far. I love the response in the horses, and I’ve been getting great feedback from most of the owners/trainers of the horses that I have adjusted.
Thanks again, you guys are wonderful!
I chose animal chiropractic because of the powerful changes I have seen it make in animals that have no other veterinarian option. The sensitivity of the human hands as a diagnostic and treatment tool is overlooked with today’s technology.
– Dr. Katie Cosgriff DC, IVCA, CSCS
I was a traditional practitioner for many years with a smoldering interest in alternative medicine and the potential benefit its modalities could offer my patients. Bridled by a combination of traditional training, mentors’ opinions, lack of knowledge/understanding and my own need for the dots to connect, I chose to be a skeptic but my interest continued to smolder. Believing my creator leads me on a path I don’t always understand, I found myself with an opportunity to increase my knowledge and understanding of the alternative modalities. I started with acupuncture and though still skeptical, I saw the tremendous benefit it provided my patients. Already recognizing traditional medicine did not have all the answers but also seeing there were limits to what acupuncture could provide and seeing a more complete approach in my acupuncture mentors who also practiced chiropractic, I wanted to learn more. This led me to Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic. Combining all of my life experiences with my chiropractic training has succeeded in connecting the dots and has made me a much more complete practitioner. Beyond the benefit of feeling a deep sense of personal satisfaction, I believe my patients will live healthier, happier lives throughout the rest of my career.
– Gary J Nie, DVM, MS, PHD, DACT, DABVP, DACVIM, cVMA, cAC
A chiropractor since 2001, I had always been interested in the idea of treating animals; particularly dogs. Finally, I took the leap and enrolled at Options for Animals. I was very excited. However, the first time I climbed up on 2 huge foam blocks to palpate a horse, my excitement turned to buyer’s remorse. I remember driving home from class and asking myself, “What the heck were you thinking!” Of course, I didn’t quit, I had already paid 2/3 of my tuition! Luckily, as the course progressed, I became more comfortable working with the animals and my excitement reignited. I even found that my adjustments on human patients improved as a result of the education I was receiving at Options. The instructors were top notch. They were all very passionate about animal chiropractic, the animals they helped, and the students they taught. I think the most interesting and rewarding part of the Options experience was learning alongside the veterinarians. I never knew this, but it turns out that veterinarians are super cool people! I found them all to be intelligent, warm hearted and very down-to-earth. It was such a great pleasure to spend time with the DVMs; eating, studying, sharing stories, and even adjusting some of them. Although they all came from different parts of the country, I look forward to keeping in touch, collaborating on cases, and seeing many of them again at continuing education courses. Options for Animals was a fantastic experience, and has provided me with an amazing career opportunity. I am very grateful.
– Dr. Kimberly Hunt Overland Park, Kansas
I had a wonderful experience at Options for Animals. They provided a very positive and fun learning environment that made it easier to get back into school after being out for a while. They teach a very high standard of care in chiropractic technique and maintain the well-being and safety of the animal as a priority. I am so grateful to have learned such a powerful modality that will allow me to provide optimal care to my patients. I am excited about this new chapter in my life and all of the animals that will benefit from the knowledge that I have gained.
– Holly Landes
I’ve really enjoyed learning how chiropractic can truly affect the function of the nervous system! It is a very powerful and moving experience when you can see the change in an animal’s function after treatment with chiropractic. I’m hoping that chiropractic can become more mainstream so that more animals will have access to great integrative care!
– Dean Dierksen, D.C., A.R.T. Premier Chiropractic & Wellness, P.A.
I want to thank you for the wonderful time which I did share with you at Options for Animals. You and the whole team of your school create a nice atmosphere of learning and socializing. I will miss this time and never forget. Have a wonderful time.
– Ferdinand Niessen
Many thanks to you and the whole team for providing such an awesome course. It was fantastic. I have learned a lot and it has changed my visions on a lot of things. I am applying what I have learned everyday and not only with chiropractic. Would love to come back in the future for some advanced courses.