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Mischa was born and raised in the small mountain town of Gunnison, CO. A true native! She has wanted to be a veterinarian since the tender age of 3. Mischa received both her undergraduate and DVM degrees from Colorado State University, 1995 and 2000 respectively. She has a deep passion for her patients and professionally enjoys cancer treatments, internal medicine, physical medicine focusing on pain management, nutritional therapy, and surgery.

Mischa is a certified medical acupuncturist for pets and loves to offer integrative treatment options including acupuncture, therapeutic laser, massage, and nutritional therapy. She has been training other veterinarians in veterinary acupuncture since 2007.  In her spare time, Mischa absolutely thrives in the outdoors! Whether it be running, hiking, biking, boating, snowboarding or relaxing on a tropical vacation. She enjoys watching movies with her family and working on her home and gardens.

Mischa loves being able to offer acupuncture and other scientifically proven integrative medical options to all her patients.  She has a strong passion for preventative wellness, oncology, soft tissue surgery, and musculoskeletal conditions.  She believes the best part of complementary medicine is the acceptability and availability to really bond with  not only her patients, but with the families as well.  In her spare time, Mischa loves doing anything outdoors, traveling, and relaxing with her family.