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Your Animal Chiropractic Team


Kristen Christensen, DVM, CAVCA

Dr. Kristen is a graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced veterinary medicine in California, Arizona and New Mexico. She started out in California doing general practice, with an emphasis on breeding, and made her way to the racetracks of Arizona and New Mexico where she expanded upon her love of sports medicine. While striving to help athletes perform at their best, she was exposed to animal chiropractic. Dr. Kristen attended ACES (Animal Chiropractic Education Source), in Meridian, TX where she obtained the specialized training necessary to become an animal chiropractor. Upon completion of this course, she then passed the certification test through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Kristen remains up to date on new techniques through continuing education courses so that she may bring quality care to you and your animals.

Dr. Kristen has 2 horses of her own, that she trains for barrel racing. She also has 2 dogs and a cat to round out her animal menagerie!


Dr. Shannon Kennedy, DC, cAVCA

Dr. Kennedy, DC is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.  Five days after graduation Dr. Kennedy returned home to Kansas City to attend Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic.  She then headed down to Oklahoma to take the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association exam to become a certified animal chiropractor, where she met Dr. Kristen through a mutual classmate.  Dr. Kennedy practiced human and animal chiropractic in Kansas City where she adjusted small animals at Stateline Animal Hospital & Holistic Health.  She moved to Arizona in 2020 and is excited to join Sonoran Animal Chiropractic and help the pets of Phoenix! Dr. Kennedy will be scheduling appointments to adjust dogs and cats on Thursdays and Fridays!


Dr. Alicia White, DC, cAVCA

Dr. Alicia is a graduate of Life University in Marietta, GA where she received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in December 2021. While working on her degree, she attended ACES (Animal Chiropractic Education Source) in Meridian, TX and graduated in June 2021. Dr. Alicia is certified in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She moved to Arizona in 2022 with her dog Raynee and joined the Sonoran Animal Chiropractic team in 2023. She sees docs and cats on Fridays!


Ashley Young

Ashley is our assistant who takes care of all scheduling and client needs. She is your first point of contact and can answer any question you might have! She has been working in the veterinary industry for the last 20 years as a technician and office manager. In her spare time she trains horses and competes in dressage and hunter/jumpers.

Schedule an appointment with our Doctors today!

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