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, 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, 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, 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.

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.

Doris Börner, DVM


Dr. Doris Börner studied veterinary medicine in Berlin and Hannover until 1997. After her thesis and some years in private clinics, she completed a residency program of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Berne, Switzerland, and worked as a medical and head of small animal and horse business for Boehringer Ingelheim (Switzerland). She is certified veterinary acupuncturist and chiropractor and active at the Fascia Research Society (FRS). She is running a private practice (www.iuvet.de) for neurology and integrative veterinary medicine in Hamburg, Germany. Her national and international lecture activities focus on the interactions of trauma, fascia and pain perception. Besides her clinical work, Dr. Börner is the managing director oft the German Equine Veterinary Association (www.gpm-vet.de), one of the two editors of the veterinary manual therapy journal “Hands on” published by Thieme. In  cooperation with a german management consultancy, she also coaches students and veterinarians during their professional career.