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Patricia Perkins, BHS, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CAC, CCRT



Dr. Perkins is certified by the following organizations:
  •   The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
  •   The American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
  •   The Canine Rehabilitation Institute



And is a Member of the following professional organizations:

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association
  • The American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
  • The American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
  • The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
  • The Missouri Veterinary Medical Association

 Work in addition to her Private Practice includes:

  •   Published in "The American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine"
  •   Teaching Assistant in the Chi Institute's Basic Acupuncture Course for Veterinarians
  •   Lecturer on Chinese Herbal Therapy and Canine Performance Medicine at The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Perkins has a thirty-eight year history training and competing with dogs.  In 1984 she earned a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences and worked for 13 years in Clinical Laboratory Medicine.  After her own dog was helped by acupuncture and chiropractic she decided to continue her education and in 2000 she graduated from the University of Missouri with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Perkins then pursued additional education in Veterinary Acupuncture at Colorado State University and at the Chi Institute in Florida.  She completed her veterinary chiropractic training at the Options for Animals and her Chinese Herbal training at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  She studied canine physical therapy and rehabilitation at The Canine Rehabilitation Institute and studied Myofasical Trigger Point Therapy in The Woodlands, Texas.  
She enjoys training and showing her Belgian Malinois, OTCH. Avonlea Technicolor, UDX3, OM7 (Azure) in obedience and tracking and her Whippet, Sunsation's ZuZu's Petals, F.Ch (Emma) is enjoying retirement. Her husband, Bruce trains and shows his Belgian Malinois, Avonlea Just My Imagination, BN (Icon).