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Animal Chiropractic Care

Dr. Fleet provides practice hours that are dedicated to the care of your canine and feline family members in a separate room of the clinic. Chiropractic for animals in addition to normal veterinary check-ups is the best way to keep your pet happy and healthy.
 
Dr. Fleet also dedicates two days a week to travel to tracks, barns and stables to provide equine chiropractic services. His clients include champions in Harness Racing, Barrel Racing, Hunters and Jumpers, Dressage and Three Day Event horses from across North America. He also does regular chiropractic care on Schooling and pleasure riding horses.
 
In addition to the information on this site we also encourage you to visit www.animalchiropracticcare.com for additional information on Dr. Fleet and the care he provides for animals.
 
If you have any questions about your specific animal please contact the office or email us at info@drfleet.ca
 
*Please note-Dr. Fleet makes regular visits to the United States. If you would like to make arrangements to have him visit your facility or a horse show that you are going to please contact him at the above email address.
 
What is Animal Chiropractic?
 
Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pet health care.  Chiropractors focus on keeping the nervous system healthy for the benefit of all body systems including the musculo-skeletal system.
 
Animal chiropractic involves adjustment of subluxations of the spinal column and extremity joints .  A  subluxation is defined as a spinal misalignment or joint dysfunction resulting in a neurological or biomechanical dysfunction.  A chiropractic adjustment is defined as a short lever, high velocity controlled thrust by hand or instrument that is directed at specific articulations to correct vertebral subluxations.
 
Animal chiropractors do not dispense medications, perform surgery, inject medications or attempt to replace necessary traditional veterinary care.
 
What is a certified Veterinary Chiropractor?
 
The American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) is an organization that unites members of the veterinary and chiropractic professions for the advancement of animal chiropractic care.  The organization sets standards for intensive educational programs, and certifications of trained doctors.  Licensed doctors of chiropractic who have passed AVCA-approved postgraduate programs in animal chiropractic are eligible to sit for the AVCA Board Examinations.  In order to become AVCA-certified in animal chiropractic, a graduate from one of the approved programs must pass both written and practical examinations prepared by the AVCA.  After their initial certification doctors must attend continuing education classes on a regular basis to keep current on new and advanced techniquest in order to maintain certification.
 
AVCA certified doctors are trained in motion palpation, static palpation, gait analysis and biomechanics as well as specific adjusting techniques developed just for animals.
 
Do I need a referral from my Veterinarian in order for my pet to have Chiropractic care?
 
In accordance with Provincial Standards, a vet referral is NOT required before Dr. Fleet can examine and treat your animal.
 
To See Dr. Fleet's article on How to Observe your Standardbred For Chronic Problems written for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society's newsletter click here
 
"Doctor eases pain for both humans and their four-legged friends." The following article was published on August 2, 2008 in the Oakville Beaver. The article features Dr. Fleet and the chiropractic care he provides to animals.  Click here to read it.
 
 
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