Lise Andersen grew up showing hunter-jumpers in Monument, CO until attending University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. After earning a bachelor degree in electrical engineering and working for a leading anesthesia monitoring company she decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her dream as an equine veterinarian. However, before starting her veterinary career she spent over 2 years in the Peace Corps as a mathematics teacher in Malawi, Africa. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 from Colorado State University. Dr. Andersen purchased Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic from her mentor Dr. Jack Galt in 2006 when Dr. Galt retired. She has furthered her skills by becoming certified in animal acupuncture and completing her International Veterinary Chiropractic Association exams. Lise Andersen is very open to working not only on horses but has branched out to working on dogs in the area of acupuncture and chiropractic. In her spare time she competes with her Border Collies in sheep herding and is starting a lamb production project.
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Dr. Shilo Cavalcanti spent over half of her life on the East Coast, attending University at Buffalo for undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology. She then moved to Madison, Wisconsin to attend veterinary school at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Shilo then completed a year-long, intense veterinary internship at Kendall Road Equine Hospital, a busy referral hospital outside of Chicago. Her professional interests include equine internal medicine, equine emergency medicine (especially managing colic cases), and preventative care. Shilo began working daily with horses when she was 12, doing barn chores and teaching English riding lessons. Horses have always been a true love and passion and she loves not only riding, but also just spending time with her horses. Her current equine companion is a Paint gelding named Phantom. Outside of the horses, she loves spending time with her husband, Victor, and their two cats, Neil and Kitty. They (minus the felines) enjoy camping, hiking, and traveling. More local fun consists of going to movies and watching plays. Shilo is beyond excited to start work at RMEC and meet her clients and patients. She also is thrilled to explore what Colorado has to offer, starting with lots of sunshine!