Dr. Natasha Jaskiewicz, DC, CAC
A passion for horses and health is what eventually led me to a career in Chiropractic working with animals. The Animal Chiro (formerly known as Horse N Rider Chiropractic) has been serving a variety of large and small animals from the family rabbit to animals who compete internationally in Upstate of the Carolinas since 2008.
I started down an equestrian path by attending the University of Findlay and receiving a B.S. in Equine Business Management with a minor emphasis in English Riding/Training. Some of my most memorable times in the horse program involved starting racetrack bound 2 year olds under saddle, working green horses over fences, and early morning IHSA practices.
While managing and training for a large eventing farm outside of Houston, Texas, I was introduced to animal chiropractic and was amazed by the effect it had on horses. Chiropractic care allowed the horses to use their bodies more efficiently by being able to move more balanced and free. Not to mention the horses were happy to go to work. This had such a profound impact that I soon decided to dedicate my time to helping animals and their owners reach their full potential.
I received my doctorate from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in South Carolina. I am also one of seven Certified Animal Chiropractors in South Carolina (and one of eighteen CACs in North Carolina) through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
The American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) was founded in 1989 by Dr. Sharon Willoughby, DVM, DC, with the purpose of establishing standards of education and practice in the field of animal chiropractic care. The AVCA only offers certification in Animal Chiropractic to licensed Veterinarians and Chiropractors, who in turn must satisfy continuing education requirements in order to maintain a current status.