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How to be an irreplaceable animal doctor

Updated: May 20, 2023

Animal chiropractic is a field of veterinary medicine that has gained popularity in recent years. It involves the use of hands-on techniques to help animals achieve better spinal alignment and nervous system function. It is a form of complementary therapy that works alongside traditional veterinary medicine to improve overall animal health and wellbeing.

The art of animal chiropractic involves the use of hands and minds to heal patients. Chiropractors who practice on animals are specially trained to understand the anatomy and physiology of animals, and how to manipulate the spine to alleviate pain and improve mobility. Unlike traditional veterinary medicine, animal chiropractic does not involve the use of drugs or surgery, but rather focuses on the natural healing abilities of the animal's body.

The benefits of animal chiropractic are numerous. By restoring spinal alignment and proper nerve function, chiropractic care can help animals with a variety of conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, mobility issues, and chronic pain. It can also be effective in treating conditions that require nerve input such as organ dsyfunction, behavior changes and skin changes.

One of the great things about animal chiropractic is that it is something no one can ever take away from the doctor. Unlike medications or other treatments that may lose their effectiveness over time, the hands-on techniques used in animal chiropractic can be practiced for the life of the practitioner. This means that as long as the chiropractor has their hands and their mind, they can continue to help animals achieve better health.

Animal chiropractors work closely with traditional veterinarians to provide the best possible care for their patients. They perform a thorough examination of the animal, including a complete history, physical examination, and neurological assessment. Based on this information, they develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the animal's specific needs. Treatment typically involves a series of manual adjustments to the spine, as well as other therapeutic modalities such as massage, stretching, and exercises.

Animal chiropractic is a safe and effective form of complementary therapy that can help animals achieve better health and wellbeing. It is a testament to the power of the human mind and hands to heal, and something that animal chiropractors take great pride in. If you are a veterinarian who is struggling within the confines of veterinary medicine, the problem with drugs not producing the effect you desire in your patients or the expense of diagnostic machinery, consider adding animal chiropractic to your repertoire.

One issue with being the irreplaceable doctor is that no one might be able to replace you when you are sick, vacationing, or gone. This leaves a bad situation for your clients. They depend on you for support of their animals.

When animal chiropractors build practices with systems that allow them to bring in associates who can follow their system, clients feel comfortable with the care they recieve no matter who the doctor.

Because it is important to build systems in your practice, you may wonder, how can treating each patient as an individual become systematized? It isn't the treatment that becomes a system. Each patient still receives the care they need as an individual. That care may range from daily adjustments to monthly rechecks. But the system allows clietns to follow the outline of care and become empowered to be an active participant in their animal's care.

To receive training in how to simplify your practice and put into place the systems that allow you more freedom, register today for Animal Chiropractic 101.

Already an animal chiropractor? Find the AVCA approved CE to help you create the systems your practice needs to allow it to grow and become a legacy. One of those weekends is Specifically crafted to help doctors organize their practice for more time, freedom and income.

Another resource for creating the practice that allows you to build a team behind your mission is to join Dr. Amy in the Million Dollar Animal Chiropractic Coaching program.

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