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and talented Tobi McLeod, and
thanks to Stacey for my great
Dr. Shannon Budiselic received her DVM with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She undertook a general equine referral internship in Okotoks from 2005-2006. After falling in love with the Foothills, Shannon decided to stay in Okotoks and began additional training in rehabilitation, earning certifications in equine rehabilitation (CERT) from the Animal Rehabilitation Institute (2006-2008), canine rehabilitation (CCRT) from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (2010-2011), and a certification in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (2008-2011). She is currently certifying as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) with the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (expected completion Fall 2017). Shannon is a member of the: International Veterinary Pain Management Society (IVAPM), American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV) and College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT).
Shannon has worked closely with animal trained human physiotherapists, including Laurie Edge-Hughes and her colleagues at the Canine Fitness Centre (2009-2012), and has been an occasional lecturer at the Animal Rehabilitation Institute. She has written articles for local publications on general wellness topics and rehabilitation. With EQUILIBRIUM, Shannon fosters team work and collaboration in her cases, and focuses on patient-centred care( cooperation, teamwork and leadership are keys to success). Her rehabilitation interests include managing chronic pain, rehabilitation of sport-related injuries, and senior dogs.
In her spare time, Shannon is an avid athlete, training and competing for endurance sports including running (trail/road), road-cycling, Nordic skiing and back-country hiking/camping. She is also a human personal trainer, certified with the International Sports Sciences Association. Additional interests include sustainable living (gardening/homesteading techniques), developing her home herbal pharmacy, and art (journaling and acrylic/watercolour painting). Shannon is a member of the Okotoks Art Gallery and Great Divide Trail Association.
DVM, CERT, CVA, CCRT, CVPP (pending)