US Chia is proud to work with some amazing Vets, Nutritionists, Therapists and Trainers who help their clients improve their nutrition with US Chia. If you are an equine professional and are interested in becoming a representative for US Chia, click here to apply.
In addition to being a retired veterinarian, Dr. Platz is serious amateur dressage rider. She is currently sitting in third out of the US Adult Amateurs at the Grand Prix level. Her competition horse, Fynn, is a PMU rescue turned Grand Prix dressage horse. Platz is also has a strong interest in equine nutrition, as she is always looking for better ways to support her horses' health. For her feed plan, she focuses on using whole foods, high-fat content, and the right balance of supplements to help her performance horses feel their best.
Dr. Backus has been a veterinarian since 1996, having an interest in holistic medicine. She earned an acupuncture scholarship through IVAS during veterinary school and has been involved with holistic veterinarians through the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Currently, Kathy runs her practice out of Kaysville, Utah, where she is also working on a certificate in animal communication through the Gurney Institute. When she's not working with clients, Kathy and her husband can usually be found spending time with their own horses, who they compete in the sport of endurance riding.
Laura raised her family of four children on a horse farm where she was a professional Hunter trainer, instructor and judge. When her children were grown she obtained her Professional Animal Scientist certification in equine studies as well as an Advanced FeedMaster™ certification in equine nutrition. She uses these and her Master of Environmental Studies in her company Happy Horse Healthy Planet to assist horse owners with taking optimal care of their horses. Laura's experience as an equestrian and nutritionist provided her with an extensive background in equine health care and she offers this info on her blogs EcoEquine and The Equine Nutrition Nerd as well as at horse club meetings and expos. She funds her equine educational outreach through horse health and farm consulting and her lifestyle brand Horse Hippie which offers unique products for both the horse and horse owner.
Lauren Michele McGarry, founder of Red Horse Equine Arts, brings 24 years of experience & love to her business. Besides managing and teaching at her holistic training facility, Lauren is a licensed Massage Therapist. She is also a trained yoga practitioner, out of which she developed "Yoga for Equestrians" in 2001. Additionally, her studies in holistic healthcare and Somatic Psychology at Naropa University in Colorado culminated in a new perspective she brought back to the art of Horsemanship. Combining her studies in holistic healing, allopathic medicine & psychology with her life-long work with horses, Lauren Michele has developed a unique philosophy and dedication to the art of Horsemanship and Healing.
Dr. Ying is the veterinarian at 5 Elements for Animals. She offers acupuncture, herbal therapy, food therapy, laser therapy and nutritional and wellness consults for sport horses, companion and farm animals and is branching out to exotics and marine mammals. In her spare time, Wendy competes her sportcobs in combined and pleasure driving as singles, pairs, tandems, fours. She also fox hunts and shows in dressage. She co hosts the Horse Radio Network's fastest growing show, The Driving Radio Show, with Glenn the Geek, a weekly podcast about everything driving. Wendy leads the TCVM segment and is a frequent guest host on Horses in the Morning, a daily live podcast about everything horsey.