Dr. John Faherty attended the University of Wisconsin earning a Bachelor of Science in Zoology (1974) focusing on animals and biological systems. He did post graduate work at the UW Medical School prior to moving to southwest Virginia. He graduated magna cum laude from Logan College of Chiropractic (1985) and moved with wife Catherine, son Nicholas, and golden retriever Taj to Asheville, NC and opened his chiropractic clinic. He has maintained a private practice in Asheville since. He has taught kinesiology as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and worked closely with the MAHEC Family Practice Residency program for many years through the invitation of the Director and Founder.
After being asked to take a look at some of his patient’s dogs with neck and low back pain, he discovered the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) and began studying animal chiropractic. He completed his studies in 1998 from Options for Animals and continues his education of animal chiropractic in advanced courses and continual work with animals. He is a member of the AVCA, a professional organization of licensed veterinarians and chiropractors. He is past Chair of the Education Committee and Accreditation Commission, board member, and continues to participate with the AVCA certification commission as one of their staff, testing doctors on their proficiency in animal chiropractic.
Dr. Faherty is affiliated with 4 local veterinary practices where he sees small animals for their chiropractic needs. He has vast experience with agility dogs and world class equine jumpers. He loves to work with large and small animals alike. He has an ongoing fascination with quadruped biomechanics and the relationship between injury, recovery, rehabilitation and chiropractic care. He is excited to be affiliated with two veterinary offices that have the first underwater treadmills in the area and a third that is also highly regarded in rehabilitation and pain management.
Maintaining active certification from the AVCA requires ongoing education and active commitment to animal chiropractic advances.
In his spare time, he enjoys his home in rural western NC with Catherine where they love to garden, hike, play music, bicycle, and enjoy their son and grandson.
Dr. Faherty provides chiropractic care for dogs during agility trials in North Carolina. He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 828-712-8017 to find out which upcoming trials he will be attending.