Professional Wellness Speaker
"There is an urgent problem facing our community where families are being compromised due to misinformation about health. Americans have never been as sick, diseased, or symptomatic as we are today. There are endless people who are suffering, who have been through the Chronic disease in animals is becoming commonplace. Usual and customary is constantly changing. When President James Garfield was shot, the bullets could not be found. Edison’s x-ray was available but was not usual and customary. Garfield died because seven surgeons damaged his liver, when the radiograph would have shown there was no need for surgery. When I graduated from vet school, glucosamine was not usual and customary in animals. Students are now taught the physiology and pharmacology of glucosamine in their middle years of training. Our practice uses the chiropractic adjustment as the cornerstone of diagnostic and prognostic indicators in animals. It is not usual or customary, but it first causes no harm. Let me show your group how."
~ Dr. Bill Ormston
Increasing Athletic Performance
Increasing Growth Rates
Decrease Stress / Cortisol in Animals
Wellness Environment: Do's & Don'ts
*NOTE: Dr. Ormston works from a Servant Leadership Model and is happy to adjust his presentation to address your specific needs.
Dr. Ormston has spent the last 20 years helping clinicians and owners learn to expect positive outcomes, not just hope for them. This leads to a positive working environment in any profession utilizing animals. A positive working environment translates into better results.
Research has shown that animal well-being – the whole physical, mental and emotional wellness, has a direct effect on the teams overall performance.
How to help you and your animals overcome stress with health, wellness and productivity.
How to help you and your animals live a more vibrant life!
How to determine when you and your animal’s neurological health may be challenged.
How to practice more ergonomically correct
How to develop strategy’s for peak performance – athletic or rate of gain.
How to treat your animals in a more holistic environmentally friendly manner congruent with your beliefs and values
BS. Animal Science.
Iowa State University
Iowa State University
Certified in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
British Institute of Homeopathy
National Board Chiropractic Certification
National Board Chiropractic Extremity Certification
Iowa #5700 Issued 05/23/1988 Active
Missouri #VTOR5570 Issued 07/10/1993 Inactive
Colorado #7245 Issued 12/22/2000 Active
Texas #9003 Issued 04/19/2001 Active
Tennessee #4140 Issued 04/26/2001 Inactive
1988 thru 1998
Private practice of traditional veterinary medicine.
1998 thru 2002
Private practice of blended traditional and alternative veterinary therapies.
2002 to Present
Private practice limited to chiropractic care of animals.
2013 to Present
Instructor at Animal Chiropractic Education Source. Responsibilities include philosophy, technique, pathology, biomechanics of movement, saddle fit, gait analysis, and rehabilitation.
2001 to 2013
Post Graduate Instructor. Parker Chiropractic College. Animal
Chiropractic Program. Responsibilities include technique, pathology, biomechanics of movement, saddle fit, gait analysis, and rehabilitation.
2002 to 2012
Adjunct Instructor. North Central Texas College. Equestrian Science Program. Responsibilities include biomechanics of movement, gait analysis, saddle fit and rehabilitation.
PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING EXPERIENCE
2003 Kansas City, Ks. American Association of Holistic Veterinarians annual meeting.
2004 Columbus, Oh Midstates Veterinary Convention.
2005 Plumpton England Workshop on Gait Analysis
2007 Cincinnati, Oh Equine Affaire
West Springfield, Ma Equine Affaire
Houston, Tx American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
2008 Auburn, Alabama Canine Sports Medicine Conference
2009 Seattle, Washington American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting
Toledo, Ohio American Association of Holistic Veterinarians Annual Meeting
Lake Lawton, GA American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
2010 Tucson, Arizona American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
Columbus, Ohio Equine Affaire
2011 Grapevine, Texas American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
W. Springfield, Mass Equine Affaire
2012 Orlando, Florida American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
Myrtle Beach, S Car South Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting
Pasadena, California Equine Affaire
2013 Tucson, Arizona American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
2014 San Antonio, Texas American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Horse Fair
2015 Albuquerque, NM American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
Sparksville, Miss Student Chapter of the American Veterinary
Medical Association meeting
2016 Orlando, Florida American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
Baton Rouge, LA LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Alternative
2017 Albuquerque, NM American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
2018 Spartanburg, S Car Spartanburg Adjusted
Richardson, Texas American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
2019 Albuquerque, NM American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting
2020 Grapevine TX American Holistic Veterinary Association Annual Meeting
2021 Columbus OH Midwest Veterinary Conference
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES
American Veterinary Medical Association 1988 to present
American Veterinary Chiropractic Association 1999 to present
Texas Veterinary Medical Association 2002 to present
Gentle Doctor Endowment Fund
Iowa State University College of Veterinary
Billy DeMoss Cal Jam Podcast
Don MacDonald Breaking the Underdog Curse Podcast
Peter Kevorkian Unhinging the Genius Within Podcast
Leg Length in the Quadruped 2013
Whiplash in Dogs that jump 2014
Vitality and Weight Gain in Adjusted vs Non-Adjusted Chickens 2018
What is the big Deal About Gait Analysis? Journal of the AHVMA. April – June 2005. Volume 24, Number 1
Case Report in AVCA Newsletter, March 2004 - September 1999
Equine Chiropractic Care. Bringing out the best in your Horse.
Canine Chiropractic Care. Bringing out the best in your Dog.
A Holistic Approach to Pet Care. A 350-page book that details blending traditional & alternative therapies.
Energique Herbal. A guide to using the Equilite Brand of Flower Essences in animals. 2006
Animal Protocols for Erchonia Cold Laser.
Guest Columnist and regular contributor to Holistic Horse, Equine Wellness, Animal Wellness, Elite Equestrian, Natural Dog, Texas Horseman, Midwest Horseman Magazine, Total Horse Magazine.
All articles relate to chiropractic care in animals.
Dr. Ormston's Story
Dr. Bill Ormston, DVM -- Dr. Ormston (Dr. O to most) is the eldest son of teachers from Marshalltown, Iowa. He started out in private practice and owned one in Hays, Kansas and one in Climax Springs, MO before moving to Celina, TX. In 1998 he attended Options for Animals and earned his certificate in Animal Chiropractic. Following his move to Texas he found himself in need of continuing education for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and sponsored a conference in Dallas, TX at Parker Chiropractic College. Soon after this endeavor he founded the Animal Chiropractic Program at Parker Chiropractic College with the sponsorship of the continuing education department.
In conjunction with his partner, Dr. Amy Hayek, he founded and currently teaches for Animal Chiropractic Education Source, the only online course with both AVCA approval and SCAV CE approval.
His speaking endeavors include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Equine Affair, the Hoosier Horse Fair, the Iowa Horse Fair, The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, the Southeastern Veterinary Conference and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He has published in numerous trade journals regarding animal husbandry, including the Holistic Horse, Animal Wellness, Equine Wellness, Canine Wellness and Elite Equestrian.
Dr. Amy Hayek and Dr. Bill Ormston cohosted the 2010 cable television show Harmonizing Your Horses’ Health. The 26 episodes have aired on various stations within the United States, Australia, South America and Japan. Segments of the show have also been seen during the World Equestrian Games and various sporting events.
As a result of the demand for more in-depth information from the TV show, they now teach courses to veterinarians and animal owners.
This dynamic duo is out to educate the world about animal chiropractic, animal health, and food health through their courses on Food Animal Chiropractic, the only one approved by the AVCA.