Name: Anne-Charlotte de Chavanes
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Certifications Through Angel's Animals: Animal Neuro-myofascial Release Technique, Equine Kinesiology Taping
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? I grew up with horses, and tried many different jobs in the industry (coaching, training, selling equipment, etc.). I realized a few years ago that what I really liked was helping horse-owners make their animals happy and comfortable. So that's what I did!
What animal influenced you the most growing up? Definitely horses. They have taught me so much - and continue to. I also love donkeys and dogs.
What animals do you currently own? I just adopted a Standardbred that used to race and will now be our zootherapy partner.
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? I use a multidisciplinary approach (massage, ANMR, kinesiotape, hoof care, nutrition, remedial training...) that enables me to have great and fast results. I am also constantly working on improving my skills and learning new techniques to help the horses better.
What message would you like to share with potential clients? I love answering questions so feel free to ask anything! Instead of telling you what to do, I give you my opinion along with all the information you need to make an educated decision. What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursing a career in animal bodywork?
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursing a career in animal bodywork? Good for you! Here is my advice: before you decide what to do, ride along with animal bodyworkers, and other animal health professionals. You'll learn a ton, and figure out what exactly you want to do. Also make the most of any education opportunity you encounter.
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