About Dr. Gail


Dr. Gail Galligan DC, an Eastern North Carolinian, graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts prior to attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where she was awarded her Doctorate as a Chiropractic Physician in 1998. She is not a Veterinarian.

“I took my dog to the chiropractor first. She was dragging her back leg. It worked 😀 The doctor started messing with MY spine … my childhood to adult migraines went away! I was hooked!!” 

In her last year of chiropractic college she attended Options for Animals receiving her certification in animal chiropractic from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and is now one of 1,100 worldwide animal chiropractors. In 2015 Dr. Gail received the Animal Chiropractic Hall of Fame Award from her peers. A framed kindergarten self portrait of ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ is hanging in the office. She depicted herself as a “doggie nurse.”

My focus for your health is not just to prevent disease but, to optimize your body function’s maximizing your wellness and health for you and your family.

Dr. Gail offers not only chiropractic care via gentle adjustments for people, but offers alternatives to common over the counter drugs and prescription drugs with whole food concentrated nutrition. She gets exceptional results having personalized your care and needs through the use of the Insight Millennium, a body health survey, bio-feedback with Zyto Technology, muscle testing, cold laser therapy and emotional work with NET (Neuro-emotional Technique.) .

She has been very successful in restoring the body’s proper function in blood sugar handling issues such as pre-diabetes/diabetes, true cellular detox, cardiovascular issues, cholesterol alternatives, fatigue, anti-aging, emphysema, thyroid disorders/nodules/antibodies, low libido, female hormone balancing, Low T, weight loss, lowering acidity, head trauma’s/brain injuries, anxieties.

She states her most favorite part of her job is receiving the unconditional gratitude from the animals. Dr. Galligan has in the past hosted a local radio show, ‘Half-Hour-To-Health” for ten years.

Dr. Gail Galligan, DC,  is not a veterinarian. Dr. Gail is a Certified Animal Chiropractor through the American Veterinarian Chiropractic Association.  She is a 2015  Animal Chiropractic Hall Of Fame Recipient. In 2002 Dr. Gail WON a case against the State of North Carolina where she was charged with practicing Veterinary medicine without a license. The existing NC Veterinary Practice Act says that anyone assisting the well being of an animal through food, massage, grooming etc., and claiming that these services help to benefit the animal, are acting as a veterinarian according to the NC veterinarian laws. More cases may be heard with the purpose of supporting the free will of those whose passion is to support animals. As the law stands now, the owner of an animal may and needs to decide for themselves if the services provided are of benefit to the animal. By signing the animal intake form you are acknowledging that Dr. Gail is not a veterinarian and does not take responsibility for the primary care of your animal.

For your information the North Carolina State Veterinary board states verbatum:

North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act

General Statutes of North Carolina
Chapter 90, Article 11
90-181. Definitions.
(6) “practice of veterinay medicine” means:
a. To diagnose, treat, correct, change, relieve, or prevent animal disease, deformity, defect, injury, or other physical ormental conditions; including the prescription or administration of any drug, medicine, biologic, apparatus, application, anesthetic, or other therapeutic or diagnostic substance or technique on any animal.
b. To represent, directly or indirectly, publicly, or privately an ability and willingness to do any act described in sub-subdivision a. of this subdivision.
c. To use any title, words, abbreviations, or letters ia manner under circumstances which induce the belief that the person using them is qualifies to do any act described in the sub- subdivision a. of this subdivision.

By coming into the office, you acknowledge Dr. Galligan is a Chiropractic Physician, licensed in North Carolina for the care of humans and has specialty training and is Certified in Chiropractic through the American Veterinarian Chiropractic Assicoaiation. Dr. Galligan is NOT a veterinarian and cannot take responsibility for the primary care of animals. Concurrent care with your veterinarian is recommended. Dr. Gale is not responsible for establishing that relationship.


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