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. Marilyn Jackson received her bachelor’s degree in animal science with an animal agribusiness concentration at Clemson University. During her studies she played an active role in dairy production research, equine breeding and foaling, and production animal genetics. Here she developed her passion for providing care during life’s transitions, such as pregnancy, labor and delivery, and early development.
Dr. Marilyn received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, Texas. She simultaneously completed her animal chiropractic certification at Parker as well. This program is the largest and most extensive post-graduate curriculum for animal chiropractic, and includes the most recent research and adjusting techniques by practicing members of this profession.
Dr. Marilyn is passionate about chiropractic for animals, and is thrilled to offer care for the furry friends of the Front Range! She has witnessed animals’ quality of life improve with specific and intentional chiropractic adjustments, and she firmly believes they embody the beautifully simple story of chiropractic. By maintaining a clear and connected nervous system from head to toe, our four-legged family members can grow, heal, and adapt as best as possible. She cannot wait to serve you and your family here in Colorado!