By inserting needles that stimulate tiny nerve endings that are used to carry impulses to the spinal cord and the brain, the resulting response within the nervous system and the endocrine system leads to the release of neurotransmitters and hormones. These have an influence on the function of the body tissues and organ systems.
The use of the words ‘veterinary’ and ‘chiropractic’ are protected so only those that are qualified veterinary surgeons and have undergone specialist training can use this title. This ensures that the person that you employ to treat your animal is regulated insured and trained to carry out the treatment
Veterinary chiropractic is a manual therapy that focuses on the health and performance of the musculoskeletal system. It concentrates on biomechanical dysfunction of the spine and its effects on the entire nervous system.
Welcome to AKC Veterinary
An experienced Vet, Chiropractor and Acupuncturist, with a knowledge of competitive Equine and Canine sporting activities, as well as rehabilitation. Treating National and international competition eventers and show horses through to Crufts champions and pets. Throughout Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.
A few things we’re great at
Acupuncture in dogs and cats
Acupuncture for cats and dogs is indicated for functional problems:
Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, intervertebral disc disease or traumatised nerves.
Respiratory Issues: Feline asthma
Skin Problems: Lick granulomas and allergic dermatitis
and many more …
Acupuncture in Horses
Acupuncture in horses is largely used for functional issues:
Musculoskeletal: Cold backed, general stiffness, short stride, general back pain, arthritis, pain, and performance issues.
Neurological: Facial paralysis, Head shaking
Skin: allergic dermatitis.
Respiratory issues: Heaves.
and many more …
Veterinary chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary treatment, however it can provide an additional treatment option for spinal problems, including biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?
When a professionally trained veterinary chiropractic identifies a subluxation, they aim to correct the functional misalignment of the spine and restore the mobility of the facet joints.
This realignment is made by a quick, short thrust along the plane of the joint.
During the summer he competes at county level showing in the BSHA Maxi Cob and CHAPS Coloured Classes. Where he has been fortunate to qualify for HOYS 2 years in a row in the Maxi class. Finn is a true showman and loves a competition party. Looking forward the showing season which will start in March, and he hopes to qualify for RHIS and HOYS.
We will keep you posted on ‘Finns’ progress this season.
In the winter Finn changes his saddle and goes to BD dressage. He is currently competing Novice/Elementary and has just starting working on his changes at home. He is working towards his regional summer qualification and would love to go to the nationals at some point.
We love what we do and take such pride in it, we wanted to show you just how much we care, by showing you some of our work.View Full Portfolio
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
From cats to horses Annika shares her magic. The difference in my horse is amazing, he loves the treatment, and the benefit of having chiro & acupuncture at the same time is priceless. I can highly recommend to anyone.
We used Annika’s services when our elderly, arthritic Schnauzer, Alfie was experiencing pain. We could no longer use medication from the vet as he was starting to experience side effects due to long usage. We thought we would try alternative options. Annika was kind, gentle and patient and I do think it made a difference
Brilliant, amazing results after one treatment, such a kind and knowledgeable lady. Can’t wait to see the results after her next session.
Appointments available with experienced Vet, Chiropractor and Acupuncturist, with a knowledge of competitive Equine and Canine sporting activities, as well as rehabilitation. Treating National and international competition eventers and show horses through to Crufts champions and pets. Throughout Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. Fully RAMP registered, insured and Located within the Home counties.
For more information please fill in the contact form below. If you would prefer to call then I am contactable on 07734 462281