I'm very pleased to have Dr. Ann Seefeldt treating my two dogs. My dogs are more then pets to me, they are companions and my outlet for dog sports. When I say that my dogs are multi-talented it is very true but it would not be possible for them to achieve the greatness that they have without the care of Dr. Seefeldt.
The thing that impressed me the most with Dr. Annie, is the fact that she wants to know from you, the owner, why you are seeking her help. She wants to know the whole picture before she even touches your animal. Once well familiarized with your animal, she takes great care and goes over the animal head to tail, top to bottom. She trust what her hands feel and makes notes, then she will talk to you about her findings and then begins her chiropractic treatment. All notes that are taken on the adjustments are given to both you and your vet. This is important to me as I have a team of people who work on my dogs, if one part of the team is not on the same page of treatment, the dog will not perform as well as he potential would have him do so.
Dr. Annie has always listened to my concerns both before and after treatments. And has always been very honest about how and what will work the best for each animal. I'm so thankful that I found her to help my dogs, I'm pretty safe to say without her "Rocky" would be retired, but to my delight we are off to fulfill new goals.
Thank you so much Dr. Annie! I can't tell you that enough.Fay McCaleb and the boys, South Haven, MN
"Rocky" - HR, U-UD, AG-II Rapids No Rock Left Unturned, SH, Am. UD, Can. CDX, Can. JH & WCX, OA, OAJ, MXP, MJP, RAE2, S-NJC, OJC, O-NGC, S-NAC, O-OAC, S-TN-N, O-TN-O, S-TG-N, O-WV-N, NCC "Henry" - SHR, U-CD, AG-II Lever Action Henry Repeater, JH CDX, AXP, MJP, RE, O-NJC, O-NAC, O-TN-N, WV-N, NGC, TG-N, NCC
Dr. Seefeldt asked me to provide a reference from the perspective of an owner of performance dogs. Happy to do so.
Ann was recommended to me by my dogs' former practitioner. She came to my home a few weeks ago to work on two of my shelties, both highly active in agility.
Because we were headed to a National Championship later that week, she even came out specially that night for me, for which I was very grateful. She took a lot of notes up front, including past histories of issues, injuries or areas on their bodies that concerned me. She then did thorough exams, adjusting as she went. She checked not only their spines, but their heads, jaws, toes, legs, ribs, etc. Mostly did manual manipulations, using the activator only once on one of them. All of her adjustments were diagrammed for me, with a copy sent to my vet for his information. She even showed me some simple exercises to stretch their muscles before/after agility events.
I was very impressed with her knowledge and how she handled my dogs. I'd recommend her.
Shari Vespested, Prior Lake, MN
NATCH-3, Versatility NATCH-2, CATCH, MY-T-HI Walking on Sunshine, "Sunny", AX, AXJ MY-T-HI Speed Zip Drive, "Zippy", NAJ, EAC, ECC, EJC, TN-E, TG-O, O-WV-O, HP-O, Open Versatility, Novice Triple Superior, CL-4, AD, SSA, SG, SS, SR
Dear canine conformation colleague:
I am writing to recommend that you consider using Annie Seefeldt, DC, CVTMT, for treatment of your dogs' neuromusculoskeletal problems and for regular wellness care. Your and my dogs are athletes and their bodies are regularly stressed, and often their strains and injuries affect their movement. We know that nothing is more important than loose movement when that judge asks you to go "down-and-back" and "all around."
From personal experience, I can tell you that animal chiropractic care a few days before a major show changed my limping seven-month-old to a winner's dog with a four-point major win.
Dr. Seefeldt first observed my boy, as a judge would, moving with difficulty away from her and back and also in a side gait. She then gently put her hands on him, assessing his spine and explaining as she went what she felt was out of place. Her easy pushes on his shoulder and cervical spine (neck) did not disturb my dog at all. With several more "test-runs" and treatments, my boy was moving more like a show dog should. After a final check-up three days afterward, and a day before his first show, he was moving smoothly and ready to travel.
Jim Hulbert, Jabberwock Cairn Terriers of St. Paul, MN