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Getting Popular Enough for the Career Guides to Talk About: Animal Chiropractic

Updated: Apr 9

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Dr. Amy discussed the growing interest in equine chiropractic care, as evidenced by a recent article on the Career Guide hiring website. She emphasized the importance of first becoming a doctor and then pursuing animal chiropractic, as it provides a more comprehensive understanding of the field. Dr. Amy also highlighted the value of chiropractic education in benefiting both veterinary and chiropractic practices by adding animal chiropractic services. Each profession will benefit in ways no one ever predicted.

Hey, animal chiropractic enthusiasts! Dr. Amy here, President and Co-founder of Animal Chiropractic Education Source. Today, I stumbled upon an article on the Indeed Career Guide hiring website discussing what it takes to become an equine chiropractor. It's fascinating to see the growing interest in this field, but there are some important nuances to address.

One common misconception is the idea that animal chiropractic is a simple career anyone can do.  It is not just an extension of human chiropractic either. In reality, it's a specialized profession requiring thorough understanding and training in adjusting animals with spines, ranging from horses to dogs and beyond. Equine chiropractors aren't typically trained separately; instead, they receive comprehensive education covering both canine and equine adjustments.

At Animal Chiropractic Education Source, we emphasize the importance of understanding the differences between species. While some basics apply universally, each animal type presents unique challenges and considerations. That's why we offer separate classes for equine, canine, and food animal adjusting, tailored to the specific needs of each group.

The growth of animal chiropractic over the past decade has been remarkable. It's now a sought-after service, with people everywhere recognizing its benefits. Platforms like Indeed featuring discussions on equine chiropractic signal a significant shift in awareness and demand for these specialized services.

However, there are some misconceptions to address. Equine chiropractors don't just care for injured horses; they often work with high-performing animals aiming to excel in their respective fields. Additionally, the article mentions that individuals "may" need to study veterinary medicine, but in reality, becoming a certified animal chiropractor by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association requires prior medical training.

Chiropractors bring a unique skill set to animal chiropractic, combining problem-solving abilities, compassion, attention to detail, time management, interpersonal skills, leadership, and conflict management. It's not just a job; it's a real business that can transform veterinary and chiropractic practices alike.

Whether you're a veterinarian or a chiropractor considering adding animal chiropractic to your practice, the benefits are undeniable. It enhances patient care, increases practice efficiency, and brings a new level of fulfillment to the work.

Many veterinary practices searching for associates who are certified in animal chiropractic know they will have a qualified doctor when they hire and send them to Animal Chiropractic 101. Practices looking to hire animal chiropractors often want the best of the best. They want a doctor who understands how to grow a practice.  So, if you're ready to explore the world of animal chiropractic, visit us at Animal Chiropractic Education Source today.

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