At Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic, we strive for a warm and friendly relationship with your pet. Get to know our staff who make all of this possible each and every day.
Dr. Ava Frick
Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS
Veterinarian Certified in Animal Chiropractic
Fellow of the American Institute of Stress
Ava Frick earned her veterinary degree in 1980, a certification in Animal Chiropractic in 1997, and a proficiency certification in Herbal Phytotherapy in 2006. Her focus on physiotherapy has spanned almost 20 years and was a pioneer in the field of animal rehabilitation. Dr.Frick is recognized as the world’s leading veterinary authority in the application of microcurrent therapy for animals. She added a certification of FitPAWS® Master Trainer Canine Fitness Coach in 2016.
Ava was selected in 2006 by the Hartz Mountain Corporation as their ‘Veterinarian of the Year Runner-Up’. This award was established to honor veterinarians who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to patients, their families and to their communities. In 2013 she attained the honor of being selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress.
November 2015 Dr. Frick was awarded the honor of being inducted into the Animal Chiropractic Hall of Fame. She was one of the first 4 selected to receive this distinguished recognition from doctors (certified chiropractors or veterinarians) practicing internationally in the field of animal chiropractic. This award was voted on by her peers and is based on contributions made to the development of this profession over the past 25 years.
A highly respected public speaker and radio talk show host, Dr. Frick’s book, Fitness in Motion, was published by Lyon’s Press in 2007. Her research has been published twice in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2005 and 2010) and she has most recently completed research for publication about the benefits of fur tissue mineral analysis in dogs.
You can find out more about Ava and her clinic by visiting her website at AvaFrick.com.
Robin Reasoner assists us in facilitating all aspects of clients and pets.Her new forte’ is as a FitPAWS® Master Trainer™ Canine Fitness Coach.She has a Bachelor of Science in Management/Data Processing from Northwest Missouri State. Robin enjoys working with animals, herding/training with her Border Collies, hiking, photography and spending time with family & friends. She is actively involved in the St Louis Herding Club and Gateway Australian Shepherd Club.
After studying Business Administration for 3 years, Marissa decided to follow her passion of holistic health for animals. She attended Equissage in Virginia and became an Equine Sports Massage Therapist and Certified Canine Massage Therapist. Upon returning, she began Hoof & Paw Holistic Massage – offering massage therapy and aromatherapy services, mainly working on eventing and dressage horses. When she is not at the Clinic or Hoof & Paw, she enjoys educating others on essential oils, horseback riding, hiking, the dog park and enjoying farm life with her husband and their dog (Daisy), horses (Bo & Fancy), cow, cats (Frodo & Meatloaf), bunny (Belle), lizards (Newton & Charles), 15 hens and Mr. Rooster, who helps keeps the farm in line!
Born and raised in Germany, I moved to the United States 15 years ago. I fulfilled my childhood dream and made a career switch from working for corporate Executives to be a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2012, and am not looking back. I truly made my passion my career. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my three children, Shane, Sonja and Heiko, my Rottweiler Killian, my Dalmatian/Boxer mix Lucy and our two cats Zoey and “J”. They keep me more than busy and I would not have it any other way. I’m always looking for new things to do and learn. I also love home improvements and socializing with friends in my free time.
Annie graduated from Jefferson College with an Associates of Applied Science degree with a major in Veterinary Technology in 2012. She then went on to earn a certificate in dog training and behavior from Animal Behavior College in 2017 and received honors in her class. Annie enjoys spending time with her 10 pets, which are all rescues. They include 4 Shih Tzu’s (Oscar, Buddy, Gracie, and Buffy), 4 birds (Pineapple – green-cheeked conure, Ralphie- cockatiel, Rosie- cockatiel, BlueBell – Quaker), 1 guinea pig (Lucy), and a cat (Martha). She also loves baking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, volunteering at animal shelters, and reading.
Dr. Parker is a Jefferson County native and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2009. After high school, she continued her educational pursuits at Jefferson College where she received an Associate of Art Degree in 2012. Through a personal journey with chiropractic care and her passion for helping others, she was driven to begin her education at Logan University. There she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology followed by a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in December 2016. Having grown up in Jefferson County and having a love for all things St. Louis, she decided to start and grow her practice in the place that has always been home.
Her passion for helping others is matched by her love for animals. With a strong desire to encompass animals in her career, she completed a Certification Course on Animal Chiropractic Care while finishing her chiropractic degree. She graduated from Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic in February 2017, and currently holds an Animal Chiropractor Certificate endorsed by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. This certification allows her to give beloved pets and livestock equal attention and care, just as she has always dreamed of doing.