Dr. Shannon Ruff
Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Animal Chiropractor
My passion to serve others, the understanding that the body heals from the inside out, and my love of animals all led me to my calling as a chiropractor for both people and their pets. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Newberry College, followed by my Doctor of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic. I received my post-doctorate training in animal chiropractic at the ACES program in Texas, and became certified in animal chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). I adjust using low force techniques including Thompson, Toggle-recoil, and Activator (instrument) method. These methods are gentle and don't involve any twisting or "cracking".
About the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA)
AVCA certification is awarded only to licensed doctors of chiropractic and/ or veterinary medicine who have passed an accredited 240 hour postgraduate program in animal chiropractic. These doctors are also required to pass both the written comprehensive and clinical competency examinations offered by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the AVCA. All doctors certified by the AVCA must complete continuing education hours to maintain their certification. For more information about the AVCA visit their website at www.animalchiropractic.org.