Every aspect of the horse industry, from broodmares management, foal handling, to training and showing, has touched Melissa's personal and career lives and influenced her ideals. She attended University of Colorado and then graduated with recognition from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, where she developed, created and managed their equine volunteer program. Her internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center included priceless time assisting Dr. G. Marvin Beeman and Dr. Terri D Swanson. At Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic in Wisconsin she worked as a large animal technician, while continuing to hone her skills as an Equine Therapist and Bodywork specialist.
"Now, I am developing an entirely new field as an Equine Athletic Trainer. Like trainers for major teams in the NFL, NHL, colleges and schools nationally, I work as a visiting functional trainer, at the barn and at the shows. In addition to keeping my equine clients in top, competition-level condition, mentally and physically, I provide state-of-the-art procedures like our most recently added Magna Wave system, specifically designed to assist in circulation, healing and cellular recovery."
Note: Equine Bodywork and therapy are a combination of modalities that are a compliment to Western medicine. They are not meant to be a replacement or a substitute for veterinary care.