Equine Osteopathy Clinics with Martine Groeneveld, Equine-Canine-Feline Osteopath EDO®
Martine Groeneveld is an Equine, Canine and Feline Osteopath EDO® graduated from the Vluggen Institute and registered with The International Register for Equine Osteopaths. In addition to offering full body osteopathic sessions, she also provides osteopathic hoof care and osteopathic head and mouth mobilizations. She is a graduate of the Neuromuscular Equine Dentistry school (Natural Balance Dentistry) and practices osteopathic principles with regard to the head and mouth. She comes to Northern California 4 times per year, and I organize her appointments. If you have a minimum of 5-6 horses that need to be seen at one barn, we can schedule a whole day at your barn. Individual horses/smaller groups will need to trailer to a host barn.
Osteopathy appointment: $225 (rechecks $175)
Osteopathic Head and Teeth: $220 additional
Osteopathic Head and Teeth only: $265-$325 dependent on location and number of horses
Dogs and Cats: $175 ($155 if done at the same time as horses at the barn)
Woodbridge Farm is one of our host barns where you can rent a day stall for $30 for the day (if available). We have host barns in many areas, please inquire with me. Session fee must be paid in advance to receive an appointment slot, and are transferable but non-refundable. The trailer-in, day stall fees are paid to the farm directly. Sometimes, during the assessment, it becomes apparent that the horse would benefit from an osteopathic head and teeth session. At that point, the client may decide to add that onto the osteopathic session, and the session will then take longer.
Important: appointments will only be given upon receipt of the session payment, and a signed copy of the PMA* agreement which I will send to you. Without these two conditions, no appointment will be given. *Part of your appointment fee is the PMA membership fee. The PMA is a Private Membership Association. All clients must have signed and paid into the PMA before I can give an appointment. If you pay for an appointment and cannot make it, we will make every effort to fill the spot. If the spot fills, I will gladly refund your session fee, however if it does not fill, the fee is non-refundable.
The next clinic is scheduled for Oct 27-Nov 5 2021. The approximate schedule is below
Oct 27 -28-29 Watsonville/Aromas
Oct 30-31 San Jose/South SF Bay
Nov 1 Davis/Fairfield
Nov 2-3-4 Sonoma County
Nov 5 TBD
How to get an appointment:
1. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are interested.
2. If we have space, I will send you an application form and the PMA agreement that needs to be signed. You can fill out/sign those and scan and send to me via email. If you prefer to send via snail mail, I can give you my address.
3. I invoice all clients via Square. If you prefer to pay via check/snail mail, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle, I can accommodate all of them. I just need to know and will mark your invoice paid when I have received payment.
Please keep in mind that these appointments are extremely sought after and the days fill up very quickly. Previous clients have priority, so even if you sign up quite in advance of the dates, I have to accommodate the existing clients before the new clients.
Martine has helped me with all of my horses at one time or another, but particularly useful was her treatment of our pony Sophie, who suffered from a severe acute illness last year. After Sophie's fever left, she developed other symptoms, which seemed unexplainable and odd to us and the vets. When checked by Martine, using osteopathic methods, these symptoms rose the suspicion of possible EPM-like in nature and she recommended to have the vet test and diagnose Sophie’s situation. I decided to treat Sophie soon after as her symptoms were clearly debilitating. The herbal-amino acid supplement Martine told me about worked miracles in about 10 days! I would not have believed it myself if I hadn't been there to see the transformation. Martine's treatment of Sophie basically saved me from having to put Sophie down. I am forever grateful to her!
Tamara Walker, Walker Horse Farms
Martine has been working with my horses for several years. She has provided hoof trimming and relief of orthopedic issues for my retired gelding who has a bone cyst on his front left navicular bone. She has worked on my trail horse with osteopathic sessions with great success and suggested natural holistic supplements to support healing when my mare experienced lameness issues from a stifle injury. Martine has made recommendations that have made remarkable changes with my horses. Martine has been my horses guardian angel and I will be forever grateful.
My horse experienced a suspensory ligament injury and an associated bone growth issue that required surgery. I relied on Martine to be my primary resource in providing me with the information I needed (that a DVM or Surgeon may not consider) about the health of the whole horse. She guided me through the pre and post surgery considerations and the subsequent rehabilitation process, as it would impact the entire horse, not just the limb injured. By addressing his self -carriage compensations that resulted in additional discomfort elsewhere in his body over the term of the recovery, Martine was able to correct, with regular osteopathic sessions, the issues that occurred during rehabilitation preventing additional misalignments, relieving pain and enhancing proper healing. Martine provided recommendations for supplements that work in tandem with the bodywork to support healing; in my horse's case particularly inflammation and bone calcium deposit concerns. My horse has also benefitted from cranial sacral work and post dental poll work performed by Martine. I recommend Equine Osteopathic treatment by Martine as part of your horse’s health care plan. I invite you to contact me for more information about my personal experience with Martine and how she continues to support the whole health of my horse.
Gwen Dordick (303) 885-3363 email@example.com
Dogs and cats: $175. Martine has multiple sizes of muzzles, and very often it is only safe enough if the dog is muzzled. If we are adding on a dog or cat at the same location/date as the horse, the rate is $155.