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Find out more about CuraCore’s founder and staff.

About Dr. Narda Robinson

Dr. Narda Robinson

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, is a leading authority on scientific integrative medicine from a One Health perspective. She served as faculty at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1997-2016) and currently leads CURACORE VET and CURACORE MED as founder and CEO. A prominent influencer on scientific integrative medicine in both veterinary and human medicine, Dr. Robinson has cultivated her expertise over 20 years of experience teaching, practicing, and researching topics such as medical acupuncture, medical massage, photomedicine, and botanical therapy.

 

Dr. Robinson founded CuraCore MED and CuraCore VET in order to educate both human and veterinary medical professionals with the core knowledge and technical skill needed to practice integrative medicine safely, based on science.

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CuraCore Staff

Sharon Sherwood – Education and Event Director

Sharon Sherwood – Education and Event Director

Originally from Michigan, Sharon and her family moved to Colorado in 1994.  While she has always owned dogs, she began showing Golden Retrievers in 1996, that's set off a passion that's lasted decades.  She worked for a large Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years,...

Nancy Howard – Media Specialist

Nancy Howard – Media Specialist

Nancy has a lifelong love of animals and nature which began on her grandmother’s dairy farm in the Catskill Region of New York State.  Her parents were both high school teachers, and her dad was a professional photographer.  Being raised on “school schedule” meant...

CuraCore Faculty

Nancy Bureau, DVM, cVMA, CCRP

Nancy Bureau, DVM, cVMA, CCRP

Dr. Nancy Bureau (CSU, 2000) owns and thrives at Left Hand Animal Hospital in Niwot, Colorado with her business partner.  She mixes small animal Western medicine with alternative medicine and acupuncture and physical therapy to create an integrated practice.  She...

Elizabeth Carr, DVM, DACVIM, PhD, DACVECC, CVA, cVMA

Elizabeth Carr, DVM, DACVIM, PhD, DACVECC, CVA, cVMA

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Carr earned her bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1982 and her DVM from Tufts University in 1989. After switching coasts she completed an internship at Washington State University and a residency in equine internal medicine at...

Steve Chiasson, DVM, cVMA

Steve Chiasson, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Steve Chiasson is originally from Sydney, a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada. After completing pre-vet studies at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, he received his DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1995 and completed the MAV program in 2016.  Steve...

Jolynn Chappell, DVM, cVMA

Jolynn Chappell, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Jolynn Chappell graduated from CSU in 1991 and after working at a small animal hospital for almost 2 years, opened Aspenwing Animal Hospital in 1994. She has a strong interest in avian and exotic companion animals and has a wonderful reputation for providing...

Andrew Claude DVM, Dipl. ACVAA, cVMA

Andrew Claude DVM, Dipl. ACVAA, cVMA

Dr. Andrew Claude is associate professor and service chief of veterinary anesthesiology at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He received his DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  After doing general...

Shawn Dixon, DVM, cVMA

Shawn Dixon, DVM, cVMA

As a former skeptic in 2008, Dr. Shawn Dixon had no plans to pursue veterinary acupuncture after receiving her DVM from Colorado State University. An internship in equine medicine and surgery challenged her skepticism, and she “got the point”! During her time as an...

Alissa Edoff, BVMS, cVMA, CCRT

Alissa Edoff, BVMS, cVMA, CCRT

Dr. Alissa Edoff is a Colorado native, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University. She spent a semester abroad in Australia where she developed a passion for traveling. She decided to attend veterinary school in Glasgow, Scotland, just...

Tara Edwards, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVPP, cVMA

Tara Edwards, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVPP, cVMA

Dr. Tara Edwards is a certified veterinary pain practitioner, canine rehabilitation therapist, veterinary medical acupuncturist and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Tara Edwards graduated from the Western College...

Mischa Fincher, DVM, cVMA

Mischa Fincher, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Mischa Fincher 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...

Annie Glenn-Blea, DVM, cVMA

Annie Glenn-Blea, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Annie Glenn-Blea graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and went on to complete an internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, CA.  From there, she worked in a large performance horse practice in Orange County, CA, before...

Timothy Holt, DVM, cVMA

Timothy Holt, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Tim Holt graduated from CSU in 1988.  He worked in a mixed practice in Gunnison, CO for 15 years.  Dr. Holt began incorporating complementary care into the practice in 1998.  In 2004, he started working in large animal livestock at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital...

Patricia Khor, DVM, cVMA, CVPP

Patricia Khor, DVM, cVMA, CVPP

Dr. Patricia Khor graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2002.  After graduation, she worked at multiple small animal practices, including an emergency referral hospital.  She currently owns a  companion animal mobile practice; offering wellness care, with a...

Allen Landes, DVM, cVMA

Allen Landes, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Allen Landes was born and raised on a ranch in Monte Vista, Colorado. Besides working with horses and mules as a teenager, he rode both bareback and saddle bronc horses. He then entered the armed forces. While stationed in Europe, he continued riding rough stock....

Mike Petty, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVPP

Mike Petty, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVPP

Dr. Michael Petty is the author of Dr. Petty's Pain Relief for Dogs: The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain (Countryman Press, February 2016). He is a veterinarian and certified veterinary pain management expert and acupuncturist. As the owner of...

Melinda Story, DVM, PhD, DACVS, cVMA, CIVCA

Melinda Story, DVM, PhD, DACVS, cVMA, CIVCA

Dr. Mindy Story is a native of Colorado. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University. Following a year at Texas A&M University doing biomedical research, Dr. Story returned to Colorado State University’s College of...

Danielle Anderson, DVM, CCRP, cVMA

Danielle Anderson, DVM, CCRP, cVMA

Dr. Danielle Anderson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2002. After working at several small animal hospitals she developed a keen interest in pain control. In 2006, she was introduced to small animal rehabilitation and physical therapy and decided to...

Wendy Harley, DVM, cVMA

Wendy Harley, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Wendy Harley graduated from CSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Her career has been spent practicing general medicine, and educating veterinary students at CSU about communicating with their clients. Inspired by her patients and her own three-legged dog,...