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.
“To the end there were two things Fred really enjoyed. The first thing was food. Fred was, after all, a Lab mix. The second thing was going to see Dr. Lisa. Even when getting up his ramp into the car was a struggle at the house, after his treatment with Dr. Lisa he seemed to dance out to the car. His eyes were a little brighter and his smile a little more broad.
Dealing with an old dog, and Fred was old when I got him from the shelter, with unknown medical history but physical evidence of a bad knee, a thyroid condition, and chronic ear infections is not easy. Using chiropractic and acupuncture treatments, Dr. Lisa gave Fred a measure of relief that even allowed us to reduce his need for prescription drugs. Fred's quality and enjoyment of life was clearly enhanced by his visits with Dr. Lisa. In return he added her to his list of people whom he adored!”