About Dr. Marissa Palmer – DC, IVCA

Doctor of Chiropractic, California State Board and Nationally Certified through National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Certified Animal Chiropractor through Options for Animals

Certified and Member of International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA)

Developer of IVCA Research Committee

Certified in Equine Functional Movement Taping

Bachelors in Science Kinesiology, Allied Health

Marissa’s love for chiropractic began when she was only 8 years old.  Having a grandfather that studied chiropractic, she grew up knowing that there was another approach to health care that did not involve surgeries or medications.

Throughout her life, she grew up caring for many abandoned animals. She took in many stray dogs, cats, chickens, and pigeons. She also owned other animals such as: horses, goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, birds, and turtles.  She would do her best to take care of these animals, but was not able to give them everything they needed.  That was when she decided to add both of her passions together and become an animal chiropractor.

Being the youngest in her class, Marissa began her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree by studying at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS). While studying at SCUHS, she also worked on her certification of animal chiropractic at Options for Animals School of Chiropractic. While obtaining her certification, she has had clinical experience working on both large and small animals while attending Options for Animals. In addition to her certification through Options for Animals, she is certified through the largest animal chiropractic organization, The International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA). 


Marissa specializes in using gentle, hands on, adjusting techniques to reduce pain caused by a subluxation. She wants her patients to feel comfortable through the whole treatment process and feel great leaving. This includes educating animal owners on the exact mechanical, neurological, and structural flaws that are aggravating their pain. Each session will be filled with exceptional insight, clear patient information, and a pleasant experience.

Dr. Marissa Palmer DC IVCA works at veterinarian hospitals and provides mobile services with a veterinarian present to insure the best care for your animals. Animal chiropractic is not a replacement for traditional veterinary care.

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