Name: Abby Groves
Location: Webster, Florida, USA
Certifications Through Angel's Animals: Equine Myo-manipuative Functional Therapy, Equine Kinesiology Taping, Equine Craniosacral Therapy, Animal Neuro-myofascial Release Technique
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? I grew up with horses and have always wanted to do something involving animals. I worked as a vet tech at a rehab clinic for a while, and realized that I loved doing rehab with the horses; that’s when I decided to get into rehab and bodywork.
What animal influenced you the most growing up? Horses! They’ve always been my passion and I don’t know where I would be without them. They’re the most amazing animals, and have shaped my life.
What animals do you currently own? I currently have three horses, two dogs, a ferret, and some betta fish!
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? I would say my practice stands out because of all the different modalities I offer. I’m certified in the bodywork, and also offer Laser therapy, and Theraplate. This helps me offer more treatment options, especially when it comes to rehab.
What message would you like to share with potential clients? I always strive to be thorough and in depth with my clients horses. I have a passion for helping the horses be the best they can be, and work hard to give them the best treatments I can, whether it’s bodywork, or rehab!
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursing a career in animal bodywork? I love my job. It’s so rewarding; it’s a great feeling when you are able to work on a horse and resolve an issue. This is a great thing to do as long as you are willing to put in the work to help the horses. I feel it’s something that you have to really want to do and be passionate about in order to do well at it.
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