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Holistic Animal Studies by Angel’s Animals, LLC is an online program that is based out of Port Orange, Florida USA. We also have an office in Superior, Colorado and instructors in Michigan, Minnesota and Alberta, Canada. We currently have students and practitioners in over 30 countries.
Our Holistic Animal Studies family is made up of students mainly in the USA, Canada and Australia, although we have students on every continent. Even though some of our students are thousands of miles apart, we are all connected by our desire to help animals and support each other through online platforms and social media. Our students and practitioners aid each other during their educational journey and develop lasting relationships. We are constantly impressed with the compassion and guidance our family of practitioners provide each other with.
Our school focuses on individuals who would like to begin a career in animal bodywork and also those who are looking to add new techniques to their existing practice. We also offer courses for animal owners, but mainly focus on courses for professionals.
I have always been passionate about animals and knew I would work with them in some aspect. I grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts, which is a small fishing community. My parents had dogs when I was born, but they did not share my same passion for animals. I was constantly bringing new animals home and convinced them to let me start horse back riding lessons as a young child. I ended up acquiring my first horse when I was 11 or 12 years old and have owned horses since then. I moved to Tucson, Arizona after completing high school and received a BS in Veterinary Science with a Minor in Equine Science from the University of Arizona. I decided to stay there for graduate school and earned a Master’s in Veterinary Pathobiology while working on infectious diseases. During my time in Arizona, I began to become more holistic oriented in the way I cared for my animals which led me to pursue an education in chiropractic. I received my Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. While I was in chiropractic school, I began taking extracurricular courses in animal chiropractic. During that time I also begin experimenting with the techniques I was learning for human patients on animals. I was so impressed with the results I was getting from utilizing kinesiology tape on animals, that I developed one of the first animal taping courses. I also began teaching other chiropractors how to perform adjustments and soft tissue releases on animals. This was the beginning of my career as an educator and led to the development of the courses I teach today.
During the process of creating and building this school, I learned a lot about my perseverance, intentions and dedication. Most importantly, I learned a lot about my students and practitioners and how capable they are at learning these techniques and successfully applying them. The amount of talent and love in this world is amazing and I am constantly impressed by our student’s ability. I feel blessed to be able to help people realize their talents and play a role in the creation of animal healers.
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Dr. Angelique Barbara is the founder of Angel's Animals LLC, a company that has developed online animal bodywork courses for both owners and professionals. Dr. Barbara's unique teaching style along with the dynamic layout of the courses allows people of different educational backgrounds from all over the world to benefit from her knowledge.