Jennifer Smallwood DVM MS-TCVM CVA CCRP CVFT
Jennifer Smallwood DVM MS-TCVM CVA CCRP CVFT is a Dallas native who attended the Hockaday School before receiving a BS in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 1999. In 2003 she graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and moved to Lexington, Kentucky to complete a private practice internship which focused on thoroughbred racehorses at Keeneland Racecourse. It was at the racetrack where she first became interested in acupuncture as a therapeutic and diagnostic tool. She practiced in the Lexington area for ten years and over time her practice shifted from a traditional Western medicine practice to a practice with an integrative approach encompassing both Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine as well as Western Medicine. In 2013 she returned to the Dallas area and opened an ambulatory acupuncture practice servicing horses and small animals.
Dr. Smallwood has been applying acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, and other techniques to supplement the treatment of a variety of conditions in her patients for over 15 years. She is a 2006 graduate of Chi University, and she holds the Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist designation from the China National Society of Acupuncture. She is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association to provide chiropractic care for animals. Dr. Smallwood is a graduate of the Canine Rehabilitation Program at the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine and holds the Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner designation. She earned the title of Certified Veterinary Food Therapist from Chi University in 2016. In 2020 she became one of about fifty veterinarians in the world to earn a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine through Chi University.
Shannon Leska DVM, CVA, CVFT
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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