Growing up my family had a wild collection of pets: dogs, cats, horses, birds, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, lizards, chinchillas – even a large donkey!  

In college, I started studying animals more closely.  I took all the science, animal, and language classes I could get my hands on, and soon found my true creative work.

I eventually became an equine vet, I spend time with olympic level horses doing their body work with chiropractic care, acupuncture, and lameness evaluations as well as non-drug pain management options, like: injections for joint care, stem cell therapy, and shockwave therapy.

This showed me how much better we can manage physical health and pain for dogs.

a brief look at my journey

Hello, health plan!

My story begain with athletic horses...

Good Bye Pain Drugs...


About Dr. Marie

I am not just a vet, I am a health coach for dogs.

I am a strong advocate for rebuilding dogs from the inside out and for keeping our aging canine athletes running with as little medication as possible!  I also optimize their food, supplements, and run any tests we need to solve chronic GI or allergy problems.

After 15 years of work with athletic horses, and dogs, I have developed a system for how to relieve chronic disease and eliminating pain in dogs so that they can rebuild health and strength.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
Certified Animal Chiropractic Care
Certified Stem Cell Therapy Provider
Certified Nutritional Counselor

testimonial for my sporting dog work

dogs can come back to full lives without having to take tons of medications.

In the dog world, pet parents and even vets often skip physical recovery and just focus on limiting pain.  My approach is to go beyond surface-level symptom treatment.  I want to improve your dog’s quality of life. 

To keep athletes healthy - we must restore them from the in inside out.

Understanding pain taught me the root causes of pain and how to address them effectively.  I’ve learned that those old slow dogs are not so “old,” they’re often just struggling with pain.

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is to bring old, scared, aggressive, or actively injured dogs back to their best life.  There are steps to this process,

WE WANT our dogs to be
Pain free and Pill free.

let's start now!  

I am excited to meet you both!

This will be a life-changing process for you and your dog.

There are specific steps to recovery: 
1.  Pain management - chemical, biological, and physical
2.  Nutritional foundation - the right food and supplements
3.  Strength and conditioning - just like any athlete

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But first, you will have to be able to recognize when your dog is showing you signs of physical weakness that could be pain or illness related.

My dogs: Zoey and Roy



I also teach veterinarians, chiropractors and technicians
Continuing Education Classes.

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Iwould love to teach your team how to make clinic life better for you And the painful dogs!

want to learn to read dog body language?

posture classes coming in 2022.

Start with the posture gallery, see anything familiar?  I will show you how to identify dogs who are not using their body correctly.  Be it pain or weakness, they need your help.