About Fiona



Dr Fiona Kates

Doctor of Chiropractic, Grad. Dip. Animal Chiropractic


Fiona grew up on a dairy farm in the north of England and began riding horses at the age of seven. She graduated from a UK chiropractic college in 1989 and treated people at her own clinics for the following ten years.


In 1999, she came to Australia and embarked on two years of study and clinical experience, resulting in a Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic from RMIT University in Melbourne. From 1999 to 2003, Fiona was also the assistant program coordinator for the animal chiropractic course at RMIT.


Although the original plan had been to return to England after completing her animal chiropractic qualification, she and her family felt that Australia was now their home and decided to stay. From 2001 to 2006, Fiona treated both people and animals in private practice in Victoria. Since then she has concentrated solely on animals and she now works full time, treating pets and horses, and loving her work!


Through chiropractic she aims to improve the health and quality of life of pets and horses, for owners who prefer a natural approach.


Sadly, the family’s first ‘Australian’ dog, Magic, passed away in 2014, leaving two family pets – Ember, a young black Labrador, American Bulldog cross and Scarlett, a calico cat with attitude. More recently Ellie, a Samoyed, has joined the family too.