Joanna L. Robson, DVM, CVSMT, CMP, CVA, CSFT, CIT
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist- Healing Oasis, WI
Certified Massage Practitioner - Pacific School of Massage
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist- Chi Institute, Fl
Certified Saddle-Fitting Technician (Saddlefit4Life (R))
Certified Infrared Thermographer - Infraspection Institute
also trained in Applied Kinesiology and Advanced Chiropractic Neurology
Please see the Articles link for publications and articles by Dr. Robson
Dr. Joanna Robson is the owner of Inspiritus Equine, Inc. and the founder of Integrated Soundness Solutions™ - a philosophy and practice of combining the best methods from Eastern and Western veterinary medicine, with top equine professionals working together, for the best diagnostic and healing approach for the patient. She is the only veterinarian certified in the above combined modalities, and is a global leader in the whole horse approach.
Dr. Robson is a graduate of the Washington State University Honors Veterinary Medicine Program, and completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Canada. She then completed certifications in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy from the Nationally Accredited Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Sturtevant, WI, and Veterinary Acupuncture from the renowned Chi Institute of TCVM in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Robson is also a certified massage practitioner (Pacific School of Massage and Bodywork), and Certified Saddle-Fitting Technician (Saddlefit4Life®). She obtained her certification in Infared Thermography through the Infraspection Institute™. Dr. Robson also employs Chinese Herbal Medicine and infrared thermography in her daily practice.
Dr. Robson is a sought-after lecturer, and has spoken nationally and internationally at events such as the Equine Affaire™ and Equitana™ Germany and Asia-Pacific. She works very closely with world-class Certified Master Saddlers, industry-leading farriers, top trainers in dressage and hunter-jumpers, and academic leaders in alternative medicine programs. Dr. Robson is the Veterinary Technical Director of EquineIR™ - major sponsor of the 2010 World Equestrian Games, and is a veterinary partner in Saddlefit4Life®. She is a long-time member of the AAEP, AQHA, and USEF.
In addition to being a top integrative veterinarian, Dr. Robson is also a lifelong rider and active competitor - thus, she knows what it takes to be successful both inside, and outside, of the arena.
In September 2009 Dr. Robson published "Recognizing the Horse in Pain, and What You Can Do About It!" and updated the series again in 2013. The book and DVD are available online at www.recognizingthehorseinpain.com Dr. Robson is a co-founder of the HIPPOH Foundation (www.hippohfoundation.org) and has started teaching integrated mindfulness practice for equestrians. She is dedicated to bringing street dog and cart pony medicine to Myanmar and performed surgeries and delivered supplies to Yangon Animal Shelter in 2014.
- Owner Inspiritus Equine, Inc.
- Founder - Integrated Soundness Solutions (TM)
- WSU '02 Honors Veterinary Medicine
- Medicine and Surgery Internship, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Sask. Canada
- Certified Veterinary Acupuncture
- Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy
- Certified Human Massage Practitioner
- Certified Infrared Thermographer
- Certified Saddle-Fit Technician
- Technical Director EquineIR
- Veterinary partner- Saddlefit4Life (R)
- Active hunter-jumper rider
Traveling and working in Myanmar, Jan-Feb 2012 and providing street dog medicine and surgery in 2014.
Dr. Robson and her horse Nevan at Art2Ride.
November 2015, Dr. Robson was awarded 2015 Outstanding Presenter Award for published papers and presentations at the 2015 International TCVM Conference in Gainesville, FL.
Dr. Robson is also a Certified Krav Maga instructor and practitioner, and a certified Les Mills BODYCOMBAT instructor.