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About Dr. Rena Singer, DVM

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After earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University, Dr. Singer moved to southern California to complete extra training focused on equine sports medicine, emergency medicine, and patient wellness.

Early in her veterinary career, she recognized the benefit of chiropractic care not only in the performance but also in the quality of life for her patients and their owners.  Dr. Singer was specially trained in the art and science of animal chiropractics at Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractics and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Singer grew up in Michigan and Florida with horses and dogs and competed through the FEI levels in dressage. She enjoys spending time with her dog Cooper and her horse Cassian.

Dr. Singer’s professional associations include:

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“Rena Singer, D.V.M. is an honest, compassionate, gentle veterinarian and veterinary chiropractor. She takes her time to make sure the patient is comfortable and that the owner understands what is going on with their pet, and how she can help.”

– Dr. Katrina Fedorka, D.V.M.

Why Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is an examination and treatment modality that focuses on an animal’s biomechanics.  The motion of individual joints in the limbs and spine are evaluated as well as the movement of the animal as a whole.

How Does It Work?

When a region of restricted motion is identified, a chiropractic adjustment using a quick, highly specific, yet gentle movement is applied to restore natural motion to the restricted area or joint. This adjustment stimulates the animal’s nervous system to restore correct neural pathways to optimize health and biomechanics. The region of restricted motion is called a chiropractic subluxation.

It is important to correct the subluxation because restricted motion in one unit causes the body to compensate by increasing motion elsewhere to maintain function.  This hypermobility causes increased tissue stress.  If left untreated, the animal’s body will attempt to stabilize hypermobile regions, leading to muscle tension, inflammation, pain, and degenerative change.

Farm and house calls are available at this time. By traveling to the pet’s location, Dr. Singer can evaluate the animal in their normal environment with minimal patient stress.

“Dr. Rena saved our Labradoodle. One day, out of nowhere, Louie had trouble standing on all fours, he couldn’t jump, and had no interest playing ball. Dr. Rena’s chiropractic magic returned Louie to his former self. We can’t thank Dr. Rena enough for giving us our dog back!”

– Sarah B.

Equine

Horses make excellent chiropractic patients due to their conformation and unique athletic use. Healthy and sound horses can benefit from chiropractic exams by finding and treating restricted joints in the spine and limbs before they become a lameness problem.

Benefits of Equine Chiropractic

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  1. Increased engagement and collection
  2. Increased topline strength and swing
  3. Improved poll flexibility
  4. Relaxed jaw and increased suppleness

Your horse may benefit from chiropractic care if they exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Not tracking up
  • Difficulty with collection
  • Sensitivity while grooming
  • Difficulty maintaining a canter lead
  • Resentment of the girth, saddle, or mounting
  • Head tossing, curling behind the bit, hollowing the back
  • Difficulty bending or flexing one or both directions
  • Abnormal posture or tail carriage
  • Decreased swing of the back
  • Always heavy on one rein
  • Lack of engagement
  • Swayback
  • Chronic lameness
  • Winging or paddling
  • Refusing jumps or knocking rails
  • Decreased ability to flex at the poll
  • Exercise restriction due to illness or injury (stall rest)
  • Decreased ability to stretch topline
  • Difficulty with lateral movements
  • Reduced performance
  • Recent foaling
  • Advanced age

“Dr. Singer has a gift with all pets. They immediately trust her and feel comfortable around her. The animal’s comfort and best interest is central to everything she does. She has an excellent reputation in North County.”

– Dr. Katrina Fedorka, D.V.M.

Companion Animals

Dogs and cats constantly alter their movement and behavior to adapt to living alongside their human companions.  Healthy pets, canine athletes, and working animals are all chiropractic patients.

Benefits of Companion Animal Chiropractic

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  1. Improved posture and gait
  2. Increased comfort and quality of life
  3. Increased strength and decreased stiffness
  4. Increased range of motion

Chiropractic care is indicated if your pet has any of the following:

  • Advanced age
  • Change in behavior
  • Dislike being picked up
  • Abnormal posture or gait
  • Puppy sitting (sitting with hind legs to one side)
  • Difficulty jumping onto raised surface or over obstacles
  • Decreased performance in agility or obedience work
  • Injury from fall or accident
  • Conformation challenges
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Muscle loss or weakness
  • Stiffness or decreased flexibility
  • Decreased energy or willingness to play
  • Discomfort when taking off or putting on collar or harness
  • Chronic/degenerative conditions like hip dysplasia or arthritis
  • Recurrent ear infections or lick granulomas (hot spots)
  • Unsatisfactory bite (bird dog, schutzhund)
  • Alternating leg lameness
  • Recent anesthesia

I strongly encourage my clients to use a chiropractor who is also a veterinarian. Dr. Singer has the clinical knowledge and experience to effectively communicate and work with your pet’s regular veterinarian to manage all types of conditions.

– Dr. Katrina Fedorka, D.V.M.

Prices and Fees

Examination + Adjustment

Equine: $110
Canine: $75
Feline: $50
Other Species: Please Inquire

Saddle Fit: $25

Complimentary Saddle Fit with 1st exam

Call Fees:

Call fee is discounted for 3 or more patients seen at one location.

Zone 1: $15
La Jolla, San Diego

Zone 2: $35
Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas,
Del Mar, San Marcos,
Escondido

Zone 3: $45
Oceanside, Carlsbad, Valley 
Center, Vista

Zone 4: $50
Bonsall, Lakeside

Zone 5: $65
Temecula, Ramona

Zone 6: $85
San Juan Capistrano

Zone 7: Please Inquire
Other Locations