Check out the Oregon Healthy Living Magazine article about animal adjusting, featuring Dr. Leigh & Dr. Gina here.
Please follow these instructions for your animal's appointment:
- Our clinic treats humans and animals at our facility. We want to ensure a positive experience for our furry patients as well as our human patients. In order to accommodate both two and four legged patients, we ask that when you arrive at the clinic, please leave your pet in the car to come in and get your initial paperwork. We guarantee your pet will not be in the car alone more than 1-2 minutes. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR PET IN THE FRONT DOOR WITH YOU.
- After the paperwork is filled out, we will let you know when it's your pets turn to be adjusted. When you're notified, you'll walk down the sidewalk to the back door of the clinic where one of our chiropractic assistants will meet you and let you into the clinic and into the animal adjusting room.
- After the adjustment, you'll exit the clinic the same way you came in. Feel free to walk your pet around for a couple minutes prior to putting them back in your car. When your pet is secure, please come back in the front door to pay for your appointment and get your pet rescheduled (if recommended).
- When you return to the clinic for an appointment, you'll follow the same guidelines listed above (except the paperwork part). Notify the front desk when you're here (either via personally walking in or call the clinic to let us know). We'll then let you know when to go to the back door for your pet's adjustment. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
How can chiropractic help my pet?
Chiropractic can help your pet live a healthier life. It can help with performance animals including agility dogs, ranch dogs and working horses as well as your beloved companion. Both Dr. Leigh, Dr. Gina & Dr. Lenz have post-graduate training to treat animals. Dr. Leigh & Dr. Lenz are Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioners and Dr. Gina is a certified through the American Chiropractic Veterinary Association. We will work with your veterinarian to help your pet become healthier, stronger and pain-free.
How do I know if my pet needs to be adjusted?
You may notice a change in their gait (the way they walk), difficulty jumping onto the bed or in the car, stiffness when going up or down stairs, a change in their behavior or sensitivity when you pet a certain area of their spine or after they have received some form of trauma, whether it be a repetitive trauma or a major trauma. Owners with animals who compete in competitions may notice a change in the way their pet performs during the competition, usually favoring one side or not being as crisp on the agility course for example.
How do you adjust my pet?
We use our hands or a technique called Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, or VOM. A small hand-held device is used to detect and correct where your pet is out of alignment. For more information about the VOM technique, check out their website.
What is Cold Low-Level Laser treatment?
Cold low-level laser treatment is a modality used to help decrease pain and inflammation, whether it is for an animal or a human. Different frequencies of this safe and effective laser can be beneficial to help speed the healing in your pet. Your pet should not experience any discomfort during this treatment.
How much does it cost?
Small animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc) - $25
Large animals (horses, cattle, etc) - $75
Cold low-level laser treatment - $25
Farm Calls are an additional $15 for a 30 mile radius from the clinic. It's an additional $10 for each additional 20 miles up to $100.
How do I get my pet scheduled?
We schedule small animal adjustments Monday through Friday. Once you receive a referral from your veterinarian for chiropractic care, you can call the clinic to set up your pet’s appointment at 541-826-6800. Large animals are scheduled when Dr. Leigh or Dr. Gina is available to come out to your facility. We look forward to helping your pet with their spinal healthcare needs!
Check out one of our canine patients excitedly waiting for their appointment on You Tube.
"Where’s Dr. Leigh?" This is Coco, staring at the door as she waits patiently for her adjustment. (Picture courtesy of her owners)