Dr. Ava Frick is owner of a physical rehabilitation clinic where eliminating pain is a priority. Her specialties include certifications in animal chiropractic, herbal therapy, whole food nutrition, and microcurrent therapy. She is a professional and public speaker, published author, and 2006 Hartz Veterinarian of the Year Runner-Up.
Charities & foundations supported by Dr. Frick
- Kiwanis International: Kiwanis International brings the world together — one community at a time. Dr. Ava Frick has been both a past officer and president of Union, Missouri Kiwanis Club.
- Toys for Tots: Dr. Frick has participated in the Toys for Tots Literacy program, where they provide reading books to kids and teens.
- Franklin County Humane Society: Dr. Frick received the Visionary Award in 2004 for her volunteer work with the Franklin County Humane Society.
- Environmental Rescue Alliance: Their 100% Green Technology helps solve water pollution and restores the natural aquatic plant and animal life.
Programs and Seminars
Dr. Ava Frick’s topics are as varied as the talents she possesses. She educates and entertains pet owners, horse trainers, veterinarians, and just about anyone interested in helping themselves or their animals. Ava can improve your understanding of nutrition, herbs, pain management, animal chiropractic and rehabilitation.
Balancing the autonomic nervous system by utilizing all of these modalities is her passion in practice and she blends this interesting perspective into many of her presentations. For the veterinarian, Ava addresses how to better implement, promote and market these new facets into their particular hospital setting and style.
Dr. Frick has had a life of challenging accomplishments. She has authored many magazine and newspaper articles, hosted two radio talk shows and has done many hours of public speaking. Her originality, energy and enthusiasm make each presentation most enjoyable.
“May we utilize our knowledge, talents, and tools to relieve pain and restore
fitness for those animals to which we are entrusted.”
— Dr. Ava Frick, DVM
Dr. Ava Frick’s Programs & Seminars
Dr. Ava Frick holds a variety of seminars, including the following:
Helping Dogs Age Gracefully
Identify where aging begins for your breed, what can be done to improve and extend their health and quality of life at home, conditions and diseases to be aware of, therapies and products that help and some that hinder. We may also touch on knowing when to say good-bye.
Emergency Care You Can Do
This is an interactive program. Bring your dog, stethoscope, thermometer, and any other tools you have in question! We will cover many emergency situations including training in CPR, vital signs, bandaging, etc.
Resolving Animal Pain
There are many ways to eliminate pain other than chemical drugs. Learn about types of pain, how to recognize it in animals and what is available for alleviating pain at home as well as therapy.
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Pet
Yes, dogs and cats can have problems with stress too. Nervous, afraid of thunderstorms and other loud noises, fear biter, aggressive towards people or other animals, over grooming, self-mutilation, these are but a few of the symptoms. Learn why and what can be done to reduce the cause.
Building a Better Body
Conditioning from the inside out that will help every dog owner. Foods, diets, exercise, supplements, what to do and what to watch out for. Interactive=bring a dog.
Caring for the Canine Athlete
Why are some dogs better at sports than others? What can give my dog the edge? What can I do to help? These and an array of other questions will be addressed during this session. Also how to keep the athlete free from injuries. Interactive=bring a dog.
Using Herbs for Health
This topic would cover an explanation of herbs, how they vary, how to read labels, and using some specific products for conditions of health and disease.
Support and Supplements for Cancer Patients
There is much that can be done to help your pet with cancer aside from radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery. Learn what is available and how to apply it to your pet’s condition.
Color Your Pet Healthy
This is a look at keeping optimal health for the young and bringing life back for those older or disease pets. This topic covers nutrition, exercise, diseases, chiropractic, acupuncture and vaccination concerns.
Fitness in Motion – Dogs
This course is designed to provide a detailed description, demonstration and overview of many of the stretches and exercises for dogs used to help improve body function, health, and posture.
Using Tissue Mineral Analysis as a Diagnostic Tool
This course is designed for pet owners who want to help their animals by understanding what is available so that they can encourage their veterinarians to implement this tool.
Alpha-Stim Training for Animals
The purpose of this alpha stim training for animals course is to train Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses, Techs, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and other dedicated animal health enthusiasts from the Professional to the owner on the proper application and use of the Alpha-Stim® device.