Mad About Redlands, Volume II, Number 3, Spring 2005
Meet Dr. DeGrasse
by Heather Hartley

From a baby llama that couldm't turn its neck, to a paralyzed dog deemed never to walk again, Dr. Jacqueline De Grasse has helped more than 3000 injured animals over the last 15 yrs.

"We have animals that are carried in and after a few treatments are able to walk out," says DeGrasse. "The most precious thing is when someome comes in just to say their animal is back to its normal self."

After being a critical care nurse for 11 years, DeGrasse wanted a career change and enrolled in a school to become a chiropractor, shortly thereafter her Doberman became paralyzed.

All veterimarians agreed the dog had no hope left. DeGrasse, relying on her new education, then began to call chiropractors. Most refused to see her, but then one said he would look at her dog in his parking lot. After a few adjustmentsm, the dog was back to walking, running, and even jumping

"I knew it would help," says DeGrasse "and I know it is very controversial work, but I want to tell pet owners that if there animal is hurt, and they have been told there is no hope, then what do they have to lose?"

One of her patients was a tiny white Pomeranian named Mia. "She had been in an accident and couldn't even lift her head when she was brought in to me," remembers DeGrasse. "I worked on her for a series of sessions and now she is back to normal running, jumping and licking."

"My work can stand on its own," states DeGrasse. "In my opinion, we are out there raising the bar and making progress every day. We have a huge success rate."

Her patients range from Willian Shatner's dog , to a wallaby in Riverside, to a finch that was found with a broken neck. She performs hot/cold treatments, and electric stimulation, as well as chiropractic adjustments. She has also developed a cancer therapy program. Most services range from $30.00 to $75.00.

"Every day we are having these little miracles," says DeGrasse. "We take the extra steps needed to make every animal feel safe and special."

For more information, contact Dr. DeGrasse at the main clinic (909) 425-8849
or Loma Linda Animal Hospital at (909) 825-3144.