Integrative Veterinary Care

The mission of our Integrative Veterinary services is to give your pet the level of care they deserve. We strive to advance the way we care through animal rehabilitation, integrative veterinary protocols, and pain management. Our team specializes in utilizing our hands in a calming way to understand our patients, their ailments, and their needs. We offer unique and holistic solutions to every pet’s injury while remaining compassionate. Our individualized treatment plans incorporate both traditional physical rehabilitation, as well as integrative medicine techniques.

The team at Valley Ranch Pet Clinic envisions a world where people respect and coexist with their pets to ensure a long healthy life for all. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of animals by helping them Move Better, Feel Better and Live Longer.

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Michele Broadhurst, DC, CCRP, CSMP, CCSP, FIAMA, CAC IVCA  |  Certified Animal Chiropractor

Dr. Broadhurst graduated from Chiropractic College (DIT) at the end of 2003. She learned about myofascial dry needling in her third year at university and used it extensively in her two-year residency. After graduating from Chiropractic College Dr. Broadhurst then went on to study further and was awarded her diploma as an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from the International Federation of Chiropractic Sports. Dr. Broadhurst joined Dr. Angus and his West Coast, South Africa Chiropractic team in 2005. The practice flourished and grew, offering pain relief to everyone from babies and geriatrics, to athletes and chronic pain sufferers. In 2006, Dr. Broadhurst traveled to the US, certifying with Options for Animals and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association as an Animal Chiropractor. On her return to South Africa, she built an exceptionally busy and well-known small and large animal practice, specializing in studs, racehorses, and canines.

Dr. Broadhurst worked for many prominent stud farms including Drakenstein Stud, Klawervlei, Maine Chance, Highlands, Lammerskraal, Sandown, Nutfield, Varsfontein Stud, and others. Her resumé includes working for top South African thoroughbred racehorse trainers, including the J&B Met and Queen’s Plate winners. She was one of the first animal chiropractors to practice in South Africa and was a mentor to many. Dr. Broadhurst has helped thousands of humans and animals with myofascial work and chiropractic.

In late 2017, Drs Angus and Broadhurst moved to the US where they currently reside. Dr. Broadhurst qualified under Dr. John Amaro (IAMA) as a Chiropractic acupuncturist and certified as a Canine Rehabilitative Practitioner through the University of Tennessee- one of only 4 DCs worldwide are privileged enough to hold this certification. Dr. Broadhurst is the author of three books: “A clinicians guide to myofascial pain in the canine patient, A clinicians guide to myofascial pain in the equine patient, and A Clinicians guide to dry needling for myofascial pain.” She lectures extensively nationally and internationally on the integration of functional and structural medicine and is considered a leader in the field of myofascial pain in animals. She is thrilled to be a member of the Valley Ranch team.

 

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