Linda has always had a passion for being of service to people and animals. After 34 years of teaching emotionally, behaviorally and academically challenged students, she retired and began pursuing her interest in animal wellness. Having rescued a dog from the streets of Tijuana, Linda began a journey of attending to her dog’s special needs. Some of which traditional veterinary care did not address. She discovered the benefits of acupuncture, massage, laser therapy and chiropractic care in helping her precious companion recover and gain good health. This inspired her to begin a new path of gaining as many skills as possible to help create and maintain wellness for animals.
Linda is a graduate of the Lang Institute of Canine Massage where she received 663 hours of training in canine anatomy, physiology, massage, structure and movement, nutrition, disease, breeds and breed behavior, gait assessment and hygiene. Linda is also a Level 4 Healing Touch for Animal practitioner. Healing Touch is an energy field clearing therapy that supports the body to self-heal. Some of the techniques include trauma release, vertebral release and repair, chakra and chi balance, sound therapy (i.e., use of specialized tuning forks), and advanced essential oil applications. Her additional training includes laser therapy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) and Ozone Therapy.
Linda is described by clients as having a calm and centering presence with a strong passion for helping animals. In her spare time Linda is either creating one of a kind functional ceramic pieces in her home-based studio or is outside enjoying nature with her dog, Colin.
Her mission is to create space to nurture, provide and restore comfort to all living things.
Aubrey Hefner, DC
Aubrey Hefner, DC, was introduced to the chiropractic profession at a young age by an animal chiropractor who was caring for her family’s horses. She quickly decided that a career in human and animal chiropractic was the path for her. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2015 and continued on to Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from LCCW in 2018 with honors and simultaneously completed complementary training in animal chiropractic at Animal Chiropractic Education Source in Meridian, Texas. Following graduation, she moved back to San Luis Obispo and began practicing both human and animal chiropractic. She has recently relocated to San Diego to focus on her practice with animals.
Aubrey enjoys being outdoors, reading books, playing card games with friends, trail riding, playing beach volleyball, and taking her dog Rue to the dog beach.