Dr. Ruth Lacey provides chiropractic and photobiomodulation (laser) services to animals both large and small. No referal from your primary veterinarian is needed; Dr. Lacey is a licensed veterinarian. Other holistic services are planned to be added. Dr. Lacey has a special interest in cats and is in process of earning her Cat Friendly Veterinarian (CVF) certificate from the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Office visits or house calls are both offered. General medical or emergency services are not offered. Dr. Lacey also has a blog for holistic pet owners with a special focus on cats.
Hi, there. I’m Ruth. I received my animal chiropractic training at Parker University in Dallas and am certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA).
I was born and raised in Virginia and completed my undergraduate biology degree at Asbury University in Kentucky and my doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama.
Prior to animal chiropractic, I have been in various fields of veterinary medicine. These include general practice, shelter medicine, low-cost wellness and vaccine clinics, and missions with Christian Veterinary Mission.
It has been a joy to create Nose to Tail Animal Care, and I very much look forward to meeting you. Hop over to the “Why Chiropractic” page to read more of my story and journey into the world of animal chiropractic.
Who Can Practice Animal Chiropractic?
Certification in animal chiropractic is reserved exclusively for chiropractors (DCs, doctors of chiropractic for humans) and veterinarians (DVMs). It occurs through either the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) or the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA). Each is a joint program for both chiropractors (DCs) and veterinarians (DVMs). There are various terms used to describe an animal chiropractic professional. Ruth Lacey is a Chiropractic Veterinarian, or a Veterinarian Certified in Animal Chiropractic. The term Animal Chiropractor is reserved for the chiropractors (DCs) who have additional certification in animal chiropractic. The term Veterinary Chiropractor is reserved for a person who holds a dual degree as both a chiropractor and veterinarian (DC and DVM). Our own founder of animal chiropractic in the USA was one, Sharon Willoughby-Blake, DVM, DC! Animal chiropractic can also be referred to as veterinary chiropractic, but it is most commonly referred to as animal chiropractic to be more clear that it includes both the veterinarians (DVMs) and chiropractors (DCs) certified in it. Also, be aware that there are a number of lay people posing as animal chiropractic providers deceiving pet owners and getting paid to "adjust" their animals. This is at best ineffective for the animal, and at worst dangerous for the animal. They also post misleading videos on social media. It is imperative to make sure you are using a licensed and credentialed provider - either a DC also certified by the AVCA or IVCA, or a DVM also certified by the AVCA or IVCA.
No referral needed.
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Wylie and surrounding areas of Dallas, Texas
Office Visit Location:
2041 North State Highway 78
Wylie, Texas 75098
Inside North 78 Pet Hospital
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