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.
Shilo Cavalcanti , DVM
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, WI to attend veterinary school at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Shilo then completed a year-long intense veterinary internship at Kendall Road Equine Hospital, a busy equine referral hospital outside of Chicago.
Shilo began working daily with horses when she was 12, doing barn chores and also teaching English riding lessons throughout high school and college.