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 2021 I became certified in canine rehabilitation.
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.
“ My German Shepherd, Tyler, has had very bad spinal arthritis for over 8 years. He is now 11 years old. When he started dragging his back legs and had trouble going to the bathroom, I asked The Pet Stuff Place for an acupuncturist referral, and they told me about Lisa. Before we met Lisa, we were thinking that Tyler might not make it to the end of the year. We have Lisa to thank for providing Tyler the quality of life he needed to stay with us much longer than we had expected. Lisa’s style is great – she is down-to-earth, an animal lover, always has the animal’s best interests at heart, and she has recommended many pain solutions. So far, despite Ty’s declining health from old age, the acupuncture keeps Tyler comfortable and walking for 2 weeks at a time. By improving Tyler’s quality of life, Lisa has kept me and my family happy and grateful every day to have him around.”