Kirstin Becker, DVM,

Kirstin Becker

graduated in 1996 from the Tierärztliche Hochschule in Hannover, Germany. For two years she worked in research at the Equine university clinic in Hannover. She earned her clinical competency certification in animal chiropractic from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 2002, and started the advanced program in 2004. Since 2002 she has been practicing exclusively chiropractic, splitting her time equally between her small animal and equine patients.

She successfully completed a postgraduate program in physiotherapy for animals. Kirstin has a special interest is equine saddle fit, foot biomechanics and shoeing. She has written a book on hoof protection, as well as several lay articles on the equine hoof. Kirstin has been lecturing at conferences in the USA, England, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany on various topics, including Chiropractic, horses feet and saddle fit.

Kirstin was instrumental in establishing the first clinical competency examination procedures within the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association's (IVCA) Education Committee. With this background and her gift for explaining things, she was a natural choice as an instructor when the IAVC (formerly EAVC) started in 2003.