Insight on the owner of Equanimity Animal Therapy, Jessica Howes. She has been in the performance horse industry since she was young and was exposed to multiple disciplines, but her main interest was captured for barrel racing. She developed a passion for animal care through the extensive conditioning and rehabilitation she had to navigate with her equine athletes. She studied veterinary medicine at the University of Nevada Reno and Truckee Meadows CC. She then developed an interest in entrepreneurship and graduated from Colorado State with her BA in Business Management. She was hired as a veterinary technician at a local veterinary clinic until she was hired by the Solano County Sheriffs Office as an Animal Care Specialist,. At the beginning of 2019 she pursued her passion of becoming a certified equine Electro-Acuscope and Myopulse Therapist through Animal Therapy Systems. Not long after in October of 2019, Jessica became certified on the canine side as well, in order to try to make a difference in the small animal industry as well. During 2020, Jessica has continued her education through online courses specifically for certified Acuscope Therapists. She combines her experience in the veterinary field and performance horse industry into her services as a certified Acuscope Therapist.
Jessica founded Equanimity Animal Therapy on the idea that everyone has a unique “calling.” The Electro-Acuscope & Myopulse Therapy System was introduced to the owner of Equanimity Animal Therapy in the year 2009. The therapy system was the key component to keeping her front running barrel horse competitive. That horse’s name was Red Headed Lucy; Lucy sustained injuries during her career and was also diagnosed with navicular at a young age. But because of the advanced technology that the Electro-Acuscope & Myopulse Therapy System offered she was able to make quick recoveries and remain in competition. Near the end of Lucy’s career, she sustained a career ending injury that took her out of competition into early retirement only because her owner did not have access to consistent Electro-Acuscope Therapy. It was at that time that Lucy’s owner, now the owner of Equanimity Animal Therapy, knew that it was time to become a proactive solution to animals and owners in need.
Equanimity Animal Therapy's owner believes that even the smallest acts of kindness and compassion can eventually make a huge impact. To quote the owner, Jessica Howes, “If I only better one horse in my career of being an Acuscope Therapist, then that’s one horse whose life I’ve helped. Animal care is not a sprint it is a marathon. I take it day by day, animal by animal, in hopes that years from now I can look back and see that I made an overall positive impact in the animal industry.”