Dr Shane Watterson (Chiro) Profile

Masters (Animal Chiropractic) RMIT university 

Grad.Dip. (Animal Chiropractic) RMIT university

B.App.Sci.(Human Chiropractic) RMIT university


Dr Watterson is a fully qualified:

  • Canine chiropractor
  • Human chiropractor

Dr Watterson is currently the only Human Chiropractor in the world with a Masters degree in Animal chiropractic. Dr. Watterson has had a passion and love of dogs since childhood, his first dog being a white fluffy Poodle, later a beautiful Samoyed and two fantastic German Shepherds.

Canine Chiropractic is specialized area of Chiropractic, it is a significantly higher level of qualification than Human Chiropractic alone.

Dr Watterson has the equivalent of Masters degree in Human Chiropractic and an additional Masters degree in Animal Chiropractic. All up 8 years of university training & over 28 years experience in the field of Spinal & musculoskeletal care.

Shane is one of the few Animal Chiropractors world wide-focused almost entirely & specifically on dogs.

However over time Shane has treated a very wide range of animal species from horses to marsupials-such as injuried kangaroos & koalas. 

Time line:

  • First Animal Chiropractic treatment was given in 1987.
  • Graduated as a Human chiropractor in 1989-RMIT uni.
  • Commenced Canine chiropractic formal training and treating early 2007.
  • Graduated with Distinctions from post graduate grad. Dip Animal Chiropractic RMIT uni. 2008.
  • Graduated from Masters Animal Chiropractic RMIT uni. 2010, thesis awarded a High Distinction.


Fully qualified Animal Chiropractor                                                8 years university training


Fully qualified & registered Human Chiropractor 


Very experienced & passionate                                                      about spinal & musculoskeletal care for Dogs


Masters degree in Animal Chiropractic                                          only human chiropractor in Melbourne with this qualification