About Dr. Schmidt
A 1967 graduate from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, Dr. Schmidt’s predominately visceral practice addressed a variety of acute and chronic conditions which may have included blood chemistry and therapeutic nutrition. He held certifications in Dr. Pettibon’s Spinal Biomechanics Institute, Spinal Impairment and Disability rating, and certification in Animal Chiropractic from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He also held two certifications in Acupuncture and one fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
Dr. Schmidt served as President of the Arkansas Chiropractic Society, was a two term Delegate to the Arkansas Chiropractic Society. He was Chairman of the Practice Standards Committee on the Board of Directors of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), served on the AVCA committee for NOCA accreditation and as an examiner for the AVCA certification examination.
Dr. Schmidt was a member of the Council for Chiropractic Hospital Convalescent Care as well as a member of the American Chiropractic Associations’ Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders and Council on Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Schmidt was a research participant in the International Metabolic Research and Development Project – Correlating Blood Morphology and Functional Imbalances from Bradford Research Institute. He also held a fellowship in the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
Dr. Schmidt adjusted animals for over 30 years with the majority of his practice being thoroughbred horses. He worked on a variety of animals including rodeo bulls, cats, dogs, as well as farm and exotic animals.
Dr. Schmidt authored four books published on animal chiropractic:
- Instructions on How to Adjust Animal Sternums, the Costo-Sternal and Costo-Chondral Articulations
- An Addendum to the Sternum and Rib Adjustment Techniques
- Animal Chiropractic: The Visual Workbook
- Advanced Equine Chiropractic: More than Diagnostic Acupuncture
Dr. Schmidt was a guest lecturer for various animal chiropractic venues. A regular presenter at the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) annual conferences, he also presented at the Options for Animals diplomate program, the Oklahoma Horsemen Association, the Horseman’s meeting in Lexington, Kentucky, Veterinary Technicians of Oklahoma, and taught continuing education to examiners at the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) certification exams.