About Dr. Lisa Lancaster, DVM
I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian but my path to veterinary school was not a direct one. I spent my young adulthood traveling the world, working as a snowboard instructor, and riding horses. All the time I kept feeding my mind, learning and pursuing graduate degrees in non-veterinary academic disciplines. Throughout all of those experiences, I remained passionate about animals and animal health.
After my horses and I experienced the benefits of chiropractic and acupuncture as we healed from various sports injuries, my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian was rekindled.
After graduating from veterinary school, I took my education further, becoming certified in veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy. Soon I knew that while veterinary medicine was my profession, these physical medicine modalities were my calling. By 2009, my mobile practice in Denver, Colorado focused exclusively on physical medicine services. In 2019 I earned my certification in equine rehabilitation and performance medicine, and in 2020 I pursued training in canine rehabilitation. I still need to complete the required internship to become fully certified, but that is temporarily on hold due to the pandemic.
Client education is the foundation of my clinical practice: when you are informed, your animals will benefit! In addition to educating my clients, I take great pride in teaching acupuncture to my veterinary colleagues. I was on the veterinary acupuncture teaching team at Colorado State University for many years. Since 2019 I have been a faculty member at the prestigious Canine Rehabilitation Institute, teaching future generations of veterinarians leading edge approaches to acupuncture and physical medicine.
Like all veterinarians, I took an oath to remain engaged in lifelong education to benefit patients and clients. I love to learn, to share what I have learned with clients and colleagues, and to continue refining my clinical and academic knowledge base so I can better serve my patients and their owners. In addition to veterinary medicine, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and teaching and practicing yoga.
“I have an English Bulldog, Gabby, and she is 13. Almost two years ago, Gabby was taken into the emergency vet since she had severe constipation. The vet there took x-rays and noticed how terrible Gabby's arthritis was. She recommended that we try acupuncture in hopes that it might help her pain levels and constipation. The next day I was researching local acupuncturists and found Lisa Lancaster. When we first met Lisa, Gabby was on multiple medications and could barely walk. With the help from Lisa and her skills Gabby takes one medication per day, and after services runs around like she is a puppy. It's amazing!!! I am overly thankful for Lisa's skills, compassion and expertise and I highly recommend her!! I truly believe that without Lisa's help Gabby would not have made it this long. Gabby and I thank you, Lisa!”