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 in Fort Collins, CO for many years. Since 2019 I have been a faculty member at the 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.

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Testimonials

denver-veterinary-services-testimonials-eli2I cannot thank Dr. Lancaster enough for her patience, sensitivity and amazing diagnostic skills. My horse, Eli, had a mysterious left hind leg lameness and the cause could not be found by equine lameness experts despite xray and ultrasound studies. They suggested an expensive MRI or simply retirement of my 15-year old horse. A good friend suggested that I have Dr. Lancaster evaluate and work on my horse. She found multiple musculoskeletal problems and began to work on correcting the problems. Ultimately, her work resulted in complete resolution of all lameness and allowed us to continue and advance with our dressage work.”

- Lori Long

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Offering customized treatment plans for every patient

Acupuncture

Acupuncture treats more than just pain! It is also used for a wide range of medical conditions.

Chiropractic

Stiff, lame or abnormal posture or movement patterns? Chiropractic treatment might help.

Physical Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation improves mobility, strength and body awareness so animals can work and play with greater ease!

Horse & Hoof

My farrier background gives me a feet first approach to whole horse health.