Tails Animal Chiropractic Care headed by Dr. Alisha Barnes, are group animal chiropractors in Boulder, Windsor & Fort Collins, Colorado.
Dr. Alisha Barnes received her bachelor’s degree in zoology at Colorado State University and her Chiropractic Doctorate degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. She then attended the rigorous and well-known animal chiropractic program at Parker University in Dallas, Texas. The curriculum centered around the identification of common veterinary conditions, canine and equine anatomy, and chiropractic condition identification and proper treatment. Dr. Alisha is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). The AVCA is the premier national animal chiropractic association, where members are held to the highest standards in knowledge and care.
“One of the main reasons I became an animal chiropractor was my adopted mixed-breed dog, Luna. She had been suffering with deteriorating hips and back stiffness as she was getting older. Watching my little girl limp around in pain was heartbreaking for me. I wanted so badly to make her feel better and have her be her happy, silly self again. Chiropractic care was the answer! Through adjusting and massage, Luna is back to acting like a puppy (something I never thought would happen). She comes to me whenever she is pain knowing that ‘mommy’ can fix it, it is the best feeling in the world.”
“I have always had a great love and respect for animals. It was my furry friends that taught me about kindness, compassion, acceptance, and friendship. Consequently, I am happy to devote myself to returning the favor. I feel so honored and grateful to take the knowledge and tools that I have been given to help animals live happier, healthier and pain-free lives. I get to meld my two loves together: animals and chiropractic care.”
“Knowing that I can make their lives a little easier, a little better and a little less painful is such a blessing and I am so lucky.”
Dr. Laura has been interested in animals and their health from a very young age. While she originally thought she was destined for veterinary school, she soon found a more natural way of healing resonated more strongly with her. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology concurrently with attending Northwestern Health Sciences University College of Chiropractic followed by Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic. She has attained further certification through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, and with experience treating many spinal and muscular disorders, she is prepared to give your animal the help it needs to be feeling and performing its best.
A main reason for choosing to become an animal chiropractor was due to her childhood competition dog and best friend, Scooby Doo. He experienced bilateral CCL tears at a young age (chasing cats, silly dog) and 14 year old Laura utilized conservative rehabilitation to help him recover. He did experience a full recovery and lived more than 17 years, having just passed away last year. He ignited a passion for natural and conservative care in Laura. Having been able to help her heart dog and allow him to live and experience a comfortable and enriched life through conservative care options, Laura is driven to help other animals experience and achieve the same.