Meet The Doctors

Jennifer Smallwood DVM CVA CCRP CVFT

Dr. Jennifer

Jennifer Smallwood DVM CVA CCRP CVFT CVCH  is a Dallas native who attended the Hockaday School before receiving a BS in Animal Science from Texas A&M in 1999. In 2003 she graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and moved to Lexington, KY to complete a private practice internship which focused on equine athletes at Keeneland Race Course. It was on the racetrack that she first became interested in acupuncture as a therapeutic and diagnostic tool. She practiced in the Lexington area for ten years and over that time her practice focus shifted from traditional medicine to acupuncture. She opened her own ambulatory practice in 2008. In 2013 she returned to the Dallas area and began to grow her practice here, and started offering her services to small animals in addition to horses.

Dr. Smallwood has been applying methods like acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, and other techniques to supplement the treatment of a variety of conditions in her patients for over 10 years.She is a 2006 graduate of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She holds the Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist designation from the China National Society of Acupuncture. She is also certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association to provide chiropractic care for animals. Dr. Smallwood is a graduate of the Canine Rehabilitation Program at University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine and holds the Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner designation. Most recently she earned the designation of Certified Veterinary Food Therapist through the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. She is currently in the process of earning a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Smallwood is active in the Dallas County and Collin County Veterinary Medical Associations.


Shannon Leska DVM, CVA, CVFT

Dr Shannon

Shannon Leska DVM, CVA, CVFT  Dr. Shannon Leska began her traditional veterinary career in 1994, when she graduated from KSU, in Manhattan, KS. Her early years as a veterinarian, led her to work in mixed animal clinics as an associate, and then as a practice owner until 2006. Then, she moved to North Texas, to pursue equine medicine and reproductive services until 2015, when she and her husband, Alain, moved to the Pacific Northwest. There, she developed her interests in eastern veterinary medicine, and worked in an integrative practice that allowed her to use acupuncture, food therapy, herbal and plant based medicine to aid her patients. Now, she has recently returned to Texas to be near family, and to work with Dr. Smallwood at Integrative Veterinary Wellness in Richardson, TX. Here, she is excited to focus on her holistic interests in veterinary medicine, in order to equip her IVW patients with tools to manage/prevent potential health concerns.

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