Dr. Edwards is the only licensed Chiropractor and licensed Veterinarian in private clinical practice. She has been offering innovative Chiropractic, Acupuncture and PT services since 1993. Her methods are a unique combination of her years of human private practice and veterinary knowledge and practice.
In addition to her Chiropractic and Veterinary doctorate, she is AVCA and double acupuncture certified from the Chi Institute and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She is willing to help the most difficult of cases, especially when it has been difficult to find an answer.
Appointments are available in parts of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Florida. Contact us to see if your area is covered! Phone, text or email appointment scheduling is available for your convenience. Calls are returned promptly, but not while in session with clients so attention can be focused on the treatment of the horse.
My practice has been a lifetime in the works. I started riding at the age of 9, and took 7 years of lessons at the original Four Seasons Farm in Readington, NJ. I was active in the Somerset County 4-H for many years, and went on to ride in the club at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia at The Barracks Farm. I then pursued my interest in Chiropractic at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. Having received my DC degree, I maintained private "human" practice for almost 10 years, while also using my AVCA certificate to work on animals. Realizing my main interest was in healing horses, I returned to college at UTCVM for my DVM. This allowed me to combine my knowledge learned in both Doctorate degrees and my years of clinical experience to create unique methods to help horses achieve their maximum potential and resolve common issues. I stay current on traditional medicine so that I can provide the best advice to my clients as well as my complementary and alternative methods. I never miss an opportunity to learn, appreciate feedback, and will work with any primary veterinarian or farrier that you may use. It takes a good village to keep the horses comfortable in our world. Today, I still ride my quarter horses in western events having a background in western horsemanship in my early years. I hope you enjoy this site, it is a work in progress.
Palmer College of Chiropractic
DC Doctorate 1993
Certified from AVCA - American Veterinary Chiropractic Association 1994
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Chi Institute Certified 2006
Fellow- IAMA-International Academy of Medical Acupuncture 2001
NBCE-National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
AVMA-American Veterinary Medical Association
Herbs and nutrition, rehabilitation.
Practice Philosophy and Statement
Over the years we have established and maintained a fine tradition of Complementary and Alternative care which leaves the horse in the utmost state of balance and well being, therefore optimizing performance and quality of life. Helping horses whether their issues are more obvious, very subtle, or just for maintenance of good health or the prevention of "dis" ease is the most rewarding profession I could ever have the pleasure of being involved in.
Thank you for all the great years and many more to come!
Find out more about my story!
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, PT, stretch, rehabilitation, herbs, nutrition
Finishing rebuilding this!.
What do I need to do to have my horse ready for Chiropractic and Acupuncture treatment?
Horse should be clean, dry, and cooled down, resting in the stall.
How long will my treatment Take?
New horses usually take about 45 min - 1 1/2 hours to examine and treat depending on how complicated their issues are. Follow up visits typically run 1/2 hr to 45 min, sometimes longer, until all issues found that day are resolved.
Yes, most horses will relax, chew and yawn. Especially when the condition has been there a long time. Horses with active injuries or just off the track are often very sore and can be treated once assessed carefully.
Can I ride my horse afterward?
Yes, most can be lightly ridden after adjusting them by waiting about an hour after the initial relaxation period. But it is always preferred to let them have the rest of the day off, as they are often very sleepy and happy after the treatment. Likely the adjustment will set in and hold better when given the same day to rest and ridden the next day. They can be turned out as normal. Acutely sore or extremely chronically sore new client horses may be given a different time frame to rest and may be recommended.
The time frame that any treatment lasts varies great depending on the individual horse. The age, use, diagnosed issues, living environment, and new issues are all factors that are involved. My average repeat visit is 2-6 months. Thorough work up, exam, and treatment extends the length of time they will hold, as well as diagnosing all conditions present. Some maintain for a year when we resolve issues found.
Is it expensive?
My fees are very competitive. It is an amazing deal for having a licensed veterinarian access your horse, and a licensed chiropractor perform a thorough and complete chiropractic exam. This service is unique only to me due to my education and training. The other licensed chiropractor and veterinarian works in research and teaching. Adding the acupuncture and PT really helps my work hold in length of time, adding tremendous value to the service as well as making your horse as comfortable as it can be. Medical issues found will be referred out to you primary veterinarian for care.