I was raised on the east coast and the mid west. I was born a horse lover, and got my first horse when I was 13. He was an athletic creature who taught me to ride, to gallop the countryside, and jump fences with free abandon. When I was about fourteen, I fractured my fifth lumbar vertebrae in a riding accident. From that time, I suffered with severe low back pain.
As a teenager, I worked as a veterinary technician, nurturing my dream to become a veterinarian.
At the age of 18, I moved back east to Pennsylvania, and worked as a working student in a hunter jumper barn, where I trained horses, fox hunted, and taught children to ride. I suffered many more horse induced injuries, and also sustained an injury to my neck in a severe car accident. Good friends recommended that I see a local Chiropractor, who changed my life with the first adjustment. With good care, my low back and neck improved greatly, and my energy and function came back to that of a normal 18 year old.
Shortly thereafter, I enrolled at Villanova University as a pre med major with the intention of becoming a Chiropractor. I transferred to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where I met my future husband, Todd. I graduated in 1984 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Todd and I established our first Chiropractic practice in eastern Pennsylvania, where we practiced for six years, and had two children. Dr. Todd missed the mountains of the west, and we moved to Bend in 1990 to establish Teicheira Chiropractic in 1991.
In 1996, I decided to follow my passion for working with animals, and gained my certification with the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. I later left my human practice to work exclusively on animals, combining my passion for animals and my love of Chiropractic.
Todd and I enjoy the outdoors, hiking and riding our dual sport motorcycles. Our passion is exploring this wonderful countryside that we call home. I love gardening, cooking, soap making, and music, and art. We are indeed blessed.