Dr. Jim Ferguson - Henderson, KY
Dr. Jim Ferguson, 'Doc" Ferguson completed all modules and 220 hours of study at Parker University in Dallas, Texas in 2008 In addition, in 2008 he passed the AVCA board certification examination.
Dr. James "Doc" Ferguson has been a practicing chiropractor since 1984. He added the treatment of animals to his practice after completing Parker University's Animal Chiropractic 220 hour course in 2007-2008. He also took and passed the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association board certification in 2008. The information below is provided from Parker University, Dallas, Texas:
Animal chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pet healthcare. It focuses on the nervous system housed inside the spinal column. Recent surveys and studies indicate that 45% of U.S. households own at least one dog and 38% of U.S. households own at least one cat. According to an APPA report, veterinary care by U.S. pt owners in 2015 was $15.42 billion. Animal chiropractic care may be appropriate in the treatment of: Neck, back, leg, and tail pain Muscle spasms, nerve problems Disc or joint problems, limping Injuries from slips, falls and accidents Jaw, TMJ problems, difficulty chewing Event or sports injuries Any recurring conditions such as vomiting, respiratory or urinary infections, diarrhea or constipation Seizures or neurological problems This exceptional set of courses imparts practical, relevant clinical education and training for both chiropractors and veterinarians. Animal chiropractic affords you the potential to advance your clinical practice knowledge, technical skills and specialized training in the care of animals. This program provides a unique opportunity for veterinarians and chiropractors alike. Read more on the research done on animal chiropractic. Each module is a combination of online and classroom settings, which are conducive to learning and provide for robust multi-media presentations. The extensive education resources include: a highly qualified teaching team animal skeletons and anatomical models ample case studies both live and stuffed practice animals cadavers and one of the best anatomists in the country to provide the dissection Our program focuses on the equine and the canine, but also mentions cats, birds, pocket pets, cows, pigs and other animals. The instructors do cover the vertebral formulas of many of the species and talk about the unique considerations of many of the animals, especially when it comes to restraint. Each module concludes with an invaluable hands-on live animal field lab. This unique format gives you a full day of participation in small focus groups with a number of horses allowing you to experience a working environment.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Animal Chiropractic
- Animal Homeopathy
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
What licensing do you have?
- Chiropractic License
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- under 20 lbs
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
- No refunds
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
Midwest and southeast
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
Dr. Jim Ferguson, 'Doc" Ferguson completed all modules and 220 hours of study at Parker University in Dallas, Texas in 2008 In addition, in 2008 he passed the AVCA board certification examination..
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
As a human Chiropractor for 35 plus years and an animal chiropractor of 13, I enjoy providing an abundance of education for my pet parents to better care for their animals. Whether it is instructing how to do a general gait assessment on their horse, or understanding the biomechanical weaknesses of a dachshund, I find it necessary to spend time explaining how and why an animal requires a chiropractic adjustment.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
Me and my family have a menagerie of animals and I treat my four legged family members just as I care for my two legged family!