SHARON L. WILLOUGHBY-BLAKE, DVM, DC
December 1, 1946 - November 10, 2010
Dr. Willoughby-Blake, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, was the pioneer and founder of modern day animal chiropractic and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
When Sharon Willoughby-Blake, DVM, DC embarked on her animal chiropractic crusade more than two decades ago, she was living life and meeting its challenges consistent with the quality of her spirit. She invested herself in the future of animal chiropractic financially and emotionally. She realized that if one couldn't find the circumstances they wanted, to make them. She had the wisdom to realize that "today impacts forever" and the courage to share her vision of animal chiropractic.
In Dr. Willoughby-Blake's own words written over a decade ago:
"We share a vision that animal chiropractic deserves a place in the animal health care system. We will bear the burdens of the pioneer so that the path will be clearer and straighter for those that follow. We make a commitment to study, to research, to teach and to write so that we will inspire future animal chiropractic professionals. We know that the foundations that we create will influence animal chiropractic care for generations of animals and humans to come. We understand that our time here is but brief, yet the ultimate truth in chiropractic is universal, enduring and significant."
Her family said, "All of the animals are lining up in Heaven: Dr. Sharon is in."
There’s no higher praise than that.