Our office is located on the second floor. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we do NOT have an elevator. For the time being, to get to our office your animal must be able to climb the stairs or you must be able to carry them to obtain care. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.

Dr. Larry McCarthy

We do Bunnies too!

Welcome to McCarthy Animal Chiropractic



Dr. Larry McCarthy graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1976 and has practised in Etobicoke for most of those years. He also holds a certification in Animal Chiropractic, graduating in 2006 from the Canadian Animal Chiropractic Certification Program, an AVCA certified school. Hands-On adjustments are used on your animal's spinal column to relieve nerve interference and promote health. Peripheral joint manipulation is also used to help maintain joint integrity and enhance performance in all animals.

What is Animal Chiropractic?

Animal Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to your animal’s health care. It is the Science, Art and Philosophy that utilizes the inborn recuperative powers of all living creatures. It restores the important relationship between the animal’s spine and its nervous system, helping it regain and, more importantly, maintain its health. The goal of the animal chiropractor is to correct subluxations, which restores normal nerve function and improves the animal’s well being. We also do manipulation of the peripheral joints in order to help the joints function more efficietly.

Animal Chiropractic & Veterinary Care

Dr. McCarthy is a Doctor of Chiropractic, licensed in Ontario, to diagnose and treat neuro-musculoskeletal disorders in humans with special training and certification in Animal Chiropractic. He is NOT a Veterinarian and will not take responsibility for the primary health care of your animal. Chiropractic care is NOT intended to replace traditional veterinary care, but is considered a specialized complementary therapy for animals, to be used concurrently and in conjunction with your Veterinarian’s care.

Research in the field of animal chiropractic is ongoing.  Some aspects of your animal’s history and care may be used in future research data.

How Do I Know If My Animal Needs Chiropractic Care?


Things to observe:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to touch 
  • Weakness
  • Paralysis
  • Limping
  • Puppy sit
  • Abnormal posture
  • Gait issues
  • Stiffness after rest
  • Uneven muscle development
  • Holding tail to one side
  • Seizures
  • Neurological problems
  • Can’t weight bear
  • Trouble getting up and down
  • Behaviour change
  • Skin lesions
  • Scratching
  • Stiffness in side movement of the body or neck
  • Holding up paw or hoof
  • Lack of energy

Special Interest

My wife, Pat, competes with our Labrador Retrievers in Canine Agility as well as Dock Diving, so I have a special interest in all Canine Athletes and have a keen eye to the problems that can not only lead to pain syndromes but can help your athlete perform at a higher level.

Vibe in competition

Field Trial dogs


We are located at 2428 Islington Avenue. Suite #210
Etobicoke, ON  M9W3X8
Phone us at 416-747-6678
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Text us at 416-662-9800 

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