Dr. Renee Tucker
Dr. Renee Tucker received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Although she grew up in a Chicago suburb and never owned a horse, this did not stop her from devoting her veterinary practice entirely to horses. Dr. Tucker added her Certification for Animal Chiropractic (CAC) in 1998, and her Acupuncture certification in 2000. She started her own private practice specializing exclusively in equine acupuncture and chiropractic work in 2000.
“How things work” has always been a question that Dr. Tucker has tried to answer. Prior to receiving her veterinary degree, she received her Bachelor’s degree in bioengineering. This unique combination of veterinarian and engineer has enabled her to create a special approach for helping owners help their horses. This approach combines her medical knowledge of equine health with her engineering background of simple, step-by-step problem solving.
We recently caught up with Dr. Tucker and asked her how she got the idea for her ingenious new book Where Does My Horse Hurt?:
“I actually got the idea from my clients,” she said. “Not the idea to write the book, per se. But SO many of my clients would say to me, ‘Gosh, I wish I had known my horse had chiropractic problems before…I did hock injections…put him on stall rest for six months…tried eight new saddle pads…bought 16 new training videos…’ My clients sometimes felt so sad for their horses, guilty even, that I started wracking my brain to see what I could do to really help them. That’s how I started coming up with the Body Checkups in Where Does My Horse Hurt?”
Dr. Tucker currently resides with her two sons in Redding, California. Find out more about Dr Tucker’s work at her website: http://wheredoesmyhorsehurt.com