Veterinary Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Clinic
Specializing in complementary therapies and rehabilitation
About Veterinary Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Clinic
We are located in Houston, Texas, near Beltway 8 and Highway 288, south of NRG Stadium and the Medical Center. The clinic provides veterinary chiropractic, acupuncture, and rehabilitation services for dogs, cats and horses. Aquatherapy is performed using the Aquapaws Underwater Treadmill for dogs and cats and the Aquapacer for horses. VCRC is one of only a few clinics in the country to have both treadmills and provide rehabilitation services for both large and small animals.
Dr Robinett is certified in veterinary chiropractic by the American College of Veterinary Chiropractic and veterinary acupuncture by the Chi Institute.
Dr. Robinett is also certified in equine rehabilitation therapy.
Robin Robinett, DVM, CVC, CVA, CERT
Dr. Robin Robinett grew up in the Houston area and she graduated from Pasadena Dobie High School. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M in Biology. She returned to Houston and worked at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for two years before resuming her education. She graduated in 1989 from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.
Robin showed horses in hunter shows while in high school and in college began showing in dressage and combined training/eventing. After graduating from veterinary college, Dr. Robinett worked for the Houston SPCA for a year and then helped to open a clinic in Pearland. She left that practice in 1997 and did relief work and started a mobile practice in veterinary chiropractic. She received her certification by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in September 1996. She took the Chi Institute mixed animal acupuncture course in 2007 and received her certification in February 2009. She has also taken the Chi Institute's Chinese Food Therapy course and is currently taking the Chinese herbal medicine certification course online.
Dr. Robinett's new clinic Veterinary Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Clinic, PC. opened in October 2008 and is the culmination of her long time goals and dreams. With the new equipment and added therapeutic modalities, she can now offer more help for her patients and clients.
Dr. Robinett is certified in Equine Rehabilitation. She will also be working towards her goal of becoming a Board Certified specialist in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, a newly recognized specialty in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Robinett is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), American Association of Equine Veterinarians (AAEP), American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), Harris County Veterinary Medical Association (HVCMA), American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV), and the Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA).
Born in Galveston, Texas and attended grade school at Our Lady of Guadalupe, junior high school at O’Connell High School and graduated from Ball High School in 1980. Growing up, my family always had a dog and a cat, and as an adult I can’t remember NOT having an animal companion.
We now have 2 dogs and 1 cat. I knew from an early age how much I loved animals. I started playing softball when I was 7 because my Grandmother coached a girl’s softball team. I ended up playing softball well into my early thirty’s. I started working construction on the ship channel in 1989. I attended San Jacinto College and received my certification in Occupational Safety & Health Technology in 1999. For 20 years, I worked as a Safety Manager in the oil and gas industry. Then in 2002, I met Dr Robinett and she spoke about opening an animal rehabilitation facility. In 2008, Veterinary Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Clinic opened. In 2009 I was happy to become a part of the office staff helping to take care of all the wonderful animals that need our services.
Donnette Morgan, LVT
Donnette was born and raised in Pearland, Texas and is a graduate of Dawson High School. She has been volunteering with the STARS Girl Scout horse camp since 2003, teaching young girls how to ride and be safe around horses. Donnette has always loved animals and wanted a career focused on helping them. Donnette graduated from Vet Tech Institute in 2012. She currently has two cats named Jester and Chaplin. Her dog Wendy who keeps her evenings very entertaining. She is glad to be a part of such a caring team.
2003 - February 2, 2017
RIP sweet boy....
Dec 29, 2002 - Nov 13,2016
RIP sweet girl...
Drew Robinett - O'Donohoe
Drew was rescued from a shelter by Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever rescue as a puppy. He had been infected by neospora caninum, before he was even born and due to the infection affecting his spinal cord he was unable to walk. Golden Beginnings started bringing Drew to VCRC for rehabilitation therapies and he was fostered by Dr. Robinett and Jerri O'Donohoe who had the privilege of adopting him after investing so much time and energy into helping Drew learn how to walk.
Now Drew inspires other patients who can not walk to not give up hope. It is very rare for a puppy affected with neospora to be able to walk, and Drew can not only walk he can run, play and even go up and down stairs!
Lanie was found in the ditch down the street from the clinic in June of 2009. We think she was about 6 weeks old at the time. She lives here at the clinic and will come out of her safe place occasionally to be petted.
Wendy was rescued and adopted by
John and Donnette. She loves coming
to the clinic everyday and playing with Drew and Cora and running in the pasture .
Nakia N. Ramirez
Nakia was born in Corpus Christi and moved to Pasadena, Tx in 2002. She graduated from Deer Park High School in 2010. Her experience with animals began in high school when she participated in FFA for 3 years, raising goats and rabbits. She attended the Vet Tech Institute where she learned about veterinary medicine and proper animal handling. Nakia came to VCRC this fall of 2016. She’s had pets all her life from rabbits, guineas pigs, hamsters, rats, dogs and cats. She has 3 dogs of her own, a Beagle and a German Shepherd.
Christine Hinze, DVM, CVA
Dr Hinze graduated from Texas A & M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 with an emphasis on mixed animal practice. She spent her Externship Clinical Rotation at the Sedgewick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas and served for a short period as a Relief Veterinarian at the Houston Zoo. She has also worked in Emergency practice, General practice, and animal research settings. She has experience in wildlife rehabilitation and enjoys community service activities including volunteering for the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the Texas Seaport Museum and Elissa, Turtle Island Restoration Network, and recently participated in medical clinics in Peru with International Service Learning.
She is trained in Acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and is a Level II Reiki practitioner. Dr Hinze is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Traditional Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida. She enjoys horseback riding, camping, martial arts, and SCUBA diving.
Leah E. Rhyne
The newest member to the VCRC family!! She was born in College Station on 11/21/16!!