Committee Members

IVCA Management Committee Members

All the committee members work on a voluntary basis and are elected at the IVCA AGM after they put themselves forward for the committee. All members of the committee are either Veterinary Surgeons or Chiropractors who have trained at one of the IVCA recognised schools. The committee members generally work full time in practice and give their spare time to meet all the commitments of the IVCA.

Victoria McKinney
Victoria McKinney, DC



Victoria was born in USA, and got her DC degree at The National College of Chiropractic, graduating in 1996. She qualified as an animal chiropractor by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1997. Her main interest is equine chiropractic, but she has a mixed practice also treating dogs and humans in Donegal, Ireland where she has lived for more than 20 years. Victoria was elected as a member of the MC at the AGM in Florence for two years from 2018.
Claudia da Rocha Patricio
Claudia da Rocha Patricio, DVM



Claudia graduated from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in 2000. She finished her veterinary chiropractic course at Loughborough, UK in 2008. She has been a member of the Management Committee since 2015 and works full-time in veterinary chiropractic with horses.
Marion Thurner
Marion Thurner, DVM



Marion graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna in 1994. She finished the veterinary chiropractic course at Options in Illinois in 2003. She has been in the Exam Committee of the IVCA from 2006 on and is mostly responsible for the exams in Kansas. She has 20 years of experience in equine medicine, but is now doing full-time veterinary chiropractic on horses.
Geir Wiik, DC
Claudia Cottrell , DC



She graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic, now Northwestern Health Sciences University, in Bloomington, Minnesota in 1991. She attended Options for Animals, in Wellsville, Kansas and graduated in 2011. She was certified by the IVCA in 2011 and was elected to the Management Committee at the Annual Conference and General Meeting in Dublin, Ireland in 2018. Her practice includes both large and small animals in Duluth, Minnesota. 


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