Dr. Shannon Budiselic (Shannon) received her DVM degree with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She undertook a general equine referral internship in Okotoks, AB from 2005-2006. Falling in love with the Foothills, Shannon decided to stay in Okotoks, and began pursuing additional training in rehabilitation, earning certification in equine rehabilitation (CERT) from the Animal Rehabilitation Institute (2006-2008), and canine rehabilitation certification (CCRT) from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (2010-2011). She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She began EQUILIBRIUM in 2008, and has a loyal clientele of many canine patients and a few equine athletes.
Shannon has also 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 guest lecturer at the Animal Rehabilitation Institute. She has written articles for local publications on various general wellness topics (mostly rehabilitation). With EQUILIBRIUM, Shannon fosters teamwork and collaboration in her cases, and focuses on patient-centred care (cooperation, teamwork and leadership are keys to success).
In her spare time, Shannon is an avid athlete, training and competing for endurance sports including Nordic skiing, road-cycling and running. She is also a human personal trainer, certified with the International Sport Sciences Association. She is a strong supporter of charity and promotes awareness for Mito Canada, and believes in "cycling and skiing for those who can't". Recently rehabilitating (herself) from an injury (broken tibia/fibula) in a skiing accident, Shannon has first-hand experience with the value of orthopedic rehabilitation, and is on her way to achieving her long-distance riding, and Nordic skiing goals in the summer/winter of 2013-2014.
Photo courtesy of the lovely
and talented Tobi McLeod, and
thanks to Stacey for my great