Dr. Taron Carruthers, B.A. Kin (Hons), DC, CAC
Dr. Taron Carruthers grew up in Muskoka, Ontario where she spent countless hours and the majority of her weekends riding and showing her first horse, an appendix quarterhorse gelding named, Blue. She and Blue competed successfully up to the training level in OHTA sanctioned events and local schooling shows throughout Ontario before he was retired, and she went off to university. In 2009, Dr. Carruthers purchased her current horse, Weldon (Under The Influence), an off the track Thoroughbred gelding who was given a chance for a second life thanks to the Adena Springs Retirement Program. Currently, Dr. Carruthers and Weldon have successfully competed up to the pre-training level in eventing, as well as in the 1.0m jumpers on the Ontario Trillium Hunter Jumper circuit.
After graduating with an honours specialization degree in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario in 2009, Dr. Carruthers continued on to pursue her chiropractic career and enrolled in the intensive four-year program at the accredited Toronto-based college, CMCC. Dr. Carruthers graduated Magna Cum Laude with Clinic Honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2014. During her clinical internship year, Dr. Carruthers was one of five interns selected to complete a clinical placement at St. Michael’s Hospital in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, where she collaborated with physicians, psychologists, social workers and nutritionists.
In 2013, Dr. Carruthers pursued her true passion and completed intensive post-graduate training in veterinary chiropractic at the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre in Brantford, Ontario. She graduated from the program with honours and successfully completed the College of Animal Chiropractors (COAC) international competency board examinations in March, 2014. As an avid equestrian, horse-owner and life-long dog/cat owner, she continues to be amazed at the value chiropractic care has for our animals', whether they be competitive athletes, household companions, or our beloved best friends. In fact, her interest in chiropractic began when she had her first horse adjusted by a veterinarian who was certified in animal chiropractic, and found herself astounded by the positive results he had achieved in only one visit. Witnessing the remarkable results and the immediate relief chiropractic had provided her older gelding -- even though he was unable to 'verbalize' the location of his pain -- motivated Dr. Carruthers to pursue the long academic path to becoming a certified animal chiropractor herself, with hopes of positively impacting animals' lives in a similar way.
Dr. Carruthers is a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.