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
Certified Veterinary Chiropractic
Certified Veterinary Acupuncture
Certified Equine Rehabilitation Technioligist
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 .
Leah E. Rhyne
Cora was born in College Station on 11/29/16. She came to us at 8 weeks old. Cora loves playing and retrieving toys. She will do anything for a cookie and loves to steal socks.
Leah is currently working on her Bachelor in Science degree at Texas A & M University. She will come back and work in the Summer.
Johnny Cash was born on May 5, 2017. We adopted him from All Pets Animal Hospital in Katy. He stays at the clinic with Laney.
Esther grew up in Friendswood, TX most of her life and graduated from Friendswood High School in 2015. She has always had a love for animals and started volunteering for Noah’s Ark Bayou Sanctuary dog rescue at 8 years old till she was in high school. In high school she was very involved in FFA where she participated as an officer for two years while raising and showing lambs all 4 years. As she attends school she is planning to study physical therapy as she is gaining knowledge in rehab while working with animals here at VCRC. She’s grown up with all kinds of animals and even rescued some of the dogs at the shelter she volunteered for. Esther currently has a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Macy that is just about to turn 1 years old.
Anna Costin, DVM, CVA, CVSMT, fCoAC: I grew up in North Carolina, then came down south after receiving my bachelor degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech in 2012. I then attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. I became interested in integrative medicine during vet school, where I witnessed first hand the benefits animals gain during treatment. After completing my DVM in 2016, I attended Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and received my certification as a Mixed Animal Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2017. I completed my certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy in 2018 from the Healing Oasis Wellness Center. In my free time I enjoy riding horses, as well as spending time with my wonderful husband and dogs. I am extremely passionate about my work and am excited to help each and every patient!