“The work of the Osteopath is to adjust the body from the abnormal to the normal; then the abnormal condition gives place to the normal and health is the result of the normal condition.” — A.T. Still, Osteopathy Research and Practice
Jean Allbright, DVM, EDO
WAEO President Jean Allbright was raised on a farm in southeast Montana. From an early age she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, an unconventional aspiration for a young girl in the 1960’s.
Jean attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington and graduated from its College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. Thereafter, Jean operated a small animal veterinary practice for 22 years.
In 1993, she received an MBA from the University of Montana. From 1993-1999, Jean served on the executive board of the Montana Veterinary Medical Association and from 2001-2006 served on Montana’s Board of Veterinarians.
In 2000, she began her journey into alternative modalities pursuing coursework in acupuncture and chiropractic medicine at Colorado State University. In 2011, Jean finished osteopathic coursework at the Vluggen Institute in San Marcos, Texas, earning her EDO certificate.
Jean is a horse owner that enjoys trail riding and dressage.
Ann-Marie Hancock, DVM, EDO
Ann-Marie Hancock was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, where she was active in Pony Club and competed in lower level three day eventing horse trials.
Ann-Marie completed her studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, graduating with a BS in Equine Science, an MS in Anatomy and Neurobiology and a DVM in 2003.
Following veterinary school, she moved to Greenville, North Carolina and practiced at a general equine practice for ten years. She developed an interest in integrative therapies during that time, finishing the IVAS Acupuncture course in 2007 and then taking the Equine Osteopathy Course at the Vluggen Institute in San Marcos, Texas. She finished her certification and is registered as an Equine Osteopath, EDO.
Ann-Marie owns the True North Equine Veterinary Services in Marshall, Virginia in the heart of horse country. Her goal is to use integrative veterinary medicine (and osteopathy) to treat the whole horse and rider combination, by looking at as many different ways to influence the movement and performance of the horse as possible.
Frances Loehr grew up in Duluth, Minnesota, actively participating in the MN 4-H horse project in all show classes, training, western heritage, quiz bowl, hippology, and horse judging. In 2003, she won the Dan Patch Award, which recognizes achievement, leadership, and service in the horse project.
She pursued a B.S. in Science in Agriculture and French at the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. at the University of Wyoming in Ruminant Nutrition. She was introduced to Equine Osteopathy through Randy Lindsey in early 2011, and began taking courses at the Vluggen Institute in San Marcos, TX, that April. Frances graduated from the Vluggen Institute in September, 2014, and is an Equine Osteopath, EDO.
Frances and her husband, Chris, own Loehr Horse Care, LLC, and serve the Black Hills region of South Dakota and Wyoming. They offer osteopathy and barefoot trimming care, improving mobility and performance for horses in the region. She lives in Hermosa, SD, with her family.
Kerilyn Peck grew up in Sandy Hook, Connecticut and was an active rider throughout her youth and teenage years, competing in Hunter, Equitation and Jumper divisions at local and “A” Rated shows throughout the Northeast. She was also an active, open rider, and Captain for her Alma mater’s equestrian team, Fairfield University Equestrian Team.
She pursued an undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Applied Economics through Johns Hopkins University. After suffering from residual injuries from a car accident in 2010, she set out to find an alternative therapy that had lasting results. Kerilyn was lucky enough to find an Osteopath in CT and never looked back. The profound impact that osteopathy had on her life initiated a passion and a curiosity. Could osteopathy have the same impact on her hard working horses? At one point, she thought the only option would be starting her own program. Much to her surprise, her osteopathic therapist discovered and introduced her to The Vluggen Institute.
Kerilyn started attending the Vluggen Institute in San Marcos, TX in October of 2013 and is set to graduate in November of 2017.