2180 Drake Hill Rd.
Fortuna, CA 95540
1701 Giuntoli Ln.
Arcata, CA 95521
Chiropractic care with Dr. Samantha Burk
Dr. Burk is a graduate of Options for Animal School of Chiropractic and is taking appointments for equine and canine patients.
What is animal chiropractic?
Animal chiropractic is an integrative manual therapy that aims to maintain your pet’s neuro-muscular and overall health. The nervous system is controlled by the brain and spinal cord, which is surrounded and protected by the vertebrae. Performance work or just daily wear and tear can cause vertebrae to develop decreased range of motion, or vertebral subluxation. When vertebrae aren’t moving appropriately, the communication to the nervous system (as well as the rest of the body including muscles and organs) is affected. Some signs you may notice include decreased performance, gait abnormalities, spasms, stiffness, lameness, pain and organ dysfunction. The nervous system is also designed to aid in healing and immune function, and decreased motion between the vertebrae impairs this innate ability.
The goal of chiropractic is to restore motion to the affected vertebrae and improve communication to the nervous system. This is achieved by a specific, low amplitude, high velocity thrust, with an end result of optimal biomechanics of muscles and joints and improved overall performance and immune function.
Hospital Facilities and Equipment
Our Arcata location features a barn with both standard size stalls and a mare and foal stall, and four outside corrals. We have two stocks to accommodate even draft size horses. For cattle, we're equipped with a squeeze chute, a loading ramp, and holding pens capable of accommodating multiple loads. Our covered work area is secure and sheltered from Humboldt County's unpredictable weather conditions. Hours are Monday-Friday 8-5 and Saturday 9-1.
Our Fortuna location functions as a satellite office and has a barn with two standard stalls and a mare and foal stall, stocks, and two outside corrals. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5.
Both offices are equipped for digital radiology, ultrasonography, and endoscopy.
We have fully equipped ambulatory vehicles allowing the doctors to perform many procedures in the field.
The retail area of our two locations offer a variety of trusted quality veterinary supplies in both brand name and generics. These products include vaccines, de-wormers, insecticides, antibiotics/antibacterials, supplements, bandaging material and more. If there is a product or item that we don't carry, chances are good we'll be able to order it for you. Call us to find out!