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Dr. Carla Irven (Smith), DC, BCN, CME, CAC

Dr. Irven began her chiropractic education knowing she would one day practice in Colorado. Her dream came true when she met Loveland native Dr. John Smith while attending Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. After both receiving their degrees as Doctors of Chiropractic, they moved to Loveland and got married. Together, they opened Rocky Mountain Spine & Disc in Fort Collins. Dr. Irven and Dr. Smith are the proud “parents” of three dogs and enjoy an active life skiing, hiking and camping.

She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission of the Animal Veterinary Chiropractic Association and completed here post-graduate education in the Animal Chiropractic Program at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. Prior to a career in Chiropractic, Dr. Irven began a career working with animals by living with exotics on an animal sanctuary in Arizona as a keeper of big cats, wolves, mountain lions and other exotics. She became a Licensed Veterinary Technician and began working in veterinary medicine. She worked with domestic animals in emergency, reproductive and nuclear medicine, and with horses in an equine practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Irven is also Board Certified in Neuropathy from the American College of Physical Medicine, a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation, and a Certified Practitioner of the Personal Injury Institute. She is trained in Activator Methods I & II, Graston Technique and has post-graduate training in Nutrition, Extremity Adjusting, Whiplash and Brain Traumatology.

While she loves working with animals again, she remains fully dedicated to her human patients and to helping you live the type of life you were meant to be living! She believes that growing older shouldn’t have to mean growing sicker.


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Dr. John A Smith, DC, BCN, CME

Dr. Smith is a 2008 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic with an additional 110 hours of postgraduate training with the Council on Extremity Adjusting. He is Board Certified in Neuropathy from the American College of Physical Medicine.

In addition, he has acquired postgraduate education on whiplash and brain traumatology and is a certified practitioner of the Personal Injury Institute.

Dr. Smith’s areas of expertise include treating and managing patients suffering from complex conditions such as neuropathy and chronic knee pain, in addition to those suffering acute traumatic injuries to the spine, chronic extremity injuries, disc herniations or bulges, and general spine related conditions.

  • Born and Raised in Loveland, CO
  • Colorado State University – B.S. Health & Exercise Science – Sports Medicine
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic – Doctorate of Chiropractic
  • Board Certified in Neuropathy – American College of Physical Medicine
  • Certified Medical Examiner
  • Certified Practitioner – Personal Injury Institute

Dr. Smith’s first priority in life is family. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three dogs camping, hiking, snowboarding, weight training, attending sporting events and traveling.