Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
According to the College of Animal Chiropractors, “animal chiropractors look for abnormal or restricted movement of the joints of the spine and extremities which have an effect on the nervous system and the entire body. The goal of the animal chiropractor is to restore proper movement of the affected joints to reduce pain, improve mobility and allow the nervous system and body to function at its maximum health potential.
Which conditions can Animal Chiropractic help?
Your pet may benefit from Animal chiropractic if they are showing any of the following symptoms:
Abnormal gait patterns
difficulty getting up or stiffness when moving around
neck or back pain, roached back, nerve irritation or nerve pain
a sore jaw or other TMJ issues
poor performance in sports
or if they have been injured from rough play, slips or falls.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
During a chiropractic adjustment, the doctor will apply a high velocity, low amplitude force or “thrust” in a very specific direction to a specific joint. This will result in the restoration of normal movement within that joint allowing for improved neurologic input from that area of the body.
Who should perform Animal Chiropractic?
Only Veterinarians or Chiropractors that have had specialized training in Animal Chiropractic should be allowed to practice on animals as the joint angles are species-specific and specialized techniques have been created for individual species based on their unique anatomy. Ensure your doctor is Certified in Animal Chiropractic through the College of Animal Chiropractors or the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Fisher is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors and lectures yearly at the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Center in Ontario.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.
We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including Canine Rehabilitation Services, Animal Chiropractic, TCVM Consultations, Bloodwork for Referral Services, Wellness Exams, Vaccines and more!
Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:
SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us.
Face coverings must be worn to enter the hospital.
Use hand washing station upon entry.
Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
If you wish to remain in your car during the appointment, when you call to inform us of your arrival, we will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives Inc.