Ken started the Animal Manipulation Service, now Chirovet Limited, in 2000 to provide chiropractic treatment to animals in the East Anglian area. Lucía joined the practice in February 2018. This now provides clients with two qualified veterinary surgeons who look at back problems with both a medical and an alternative view.
Dr Ken Skinner MRCVS
I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Edinburgh university in 1992. Working in general practice I soon found that traditional veterinary medicine had little to offer owners who had horses with back pain. After seeing clients searching out the services of "back people", I started undertaking my own training with a well respected Osteopath, Anthony Pusey, in 1996.
Carrying on this education, I travelled to the USA and qualified through the Options for Animals course in 2000. This was the first course of it's kind to train veterinary surgeons and chiropractors to be accredited by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. I was the 1st Vet in the UK to qualify through them.
This started me out on the path to setting up my own Veterinary Manipulation Practice in August 2000 which grew to a full time occupation and is now called CHIROVET LIMITED. In 2009, Jess Edwards joined my team and she now runs her own very successful McTimoney animal practice. We jointly set up our clinic working at the Equine Care Centre in 2014.
I continued learning on advanced technique courses certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association at the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic in Sittesen, Germany, and continue adding knowledge on yearly advanced education courses to keep up both my veterinary and my IVCA qualifications.
I added western scientific approached acupuncture to my tool kit in 2010 with the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists course and I completed a course on Dry Needling for Myofascial pain relief in October 2015.
I continued to work one day a week as a "real" vet in a small animal practice in Norfolk dealing with all routine daily conditions up until July 2016, at which point I decided to concentrate fully on my own veterinary chiropractic practice.
1992 BVM&S MRCVS