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About Dr. Narda Robinson

Dr. Narda Robinson

Meet Narda G. Robinson, DO, MS, DVM, FAAMA. As a leading, influential authority on the subject of scientific integrative medicine, Dr. Narda holds over 20 years of experiences teaching, practicing, and writing on integrative medicine practices in human osteopathic and veterinary healthcare. She works hard to guide medical practitioners to recognize facts and throw aside fiction.

Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, was the location for Dr. Robinson’s first integrative medical service in 1998. She alone held the professorship title at a veterinary college that was created especially for investigating integrative medicine’s value and benefits

A proficient teacher and author, Dr. Robinson instructs numerous sought-after continuing-education courses, all based on science, from massage and botanical treatments to veterinary medical acupuncture and photomedicine.

Why was CuraCore Integrative Medicine & Education Centers established? Dr. Robinson desired to educate both human and veterinary medical professionals with the core knowledge and necessary skills needed to practice integrative medicine based on science.

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CuraCore Staff

Sharon Sherwood – Education & Event Director

Sharon Sherwood – Education & Event Director

curacore Originally from Michigan and a graphic communications grad, Sharon moved to Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs, two cockatoos and a tank full of lizards over twenty years ago. Sharon’s previous employment includes ten years with a Colorado Chamber...

Nancy Howard – Media Support

Nancy Howard – Media Support

.. 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...

Kit Goodrich – Administrative Assistant

Kit Goodrich – Administrative Assistant

.. Kit grew up in New Paltz, New York, where she raised and showed Collies and Welshies.  She moved to Southern California, where she went to tech school, graduated and became a certified Veterinary Technician in 1984.  Kit worked as a Vet Tech for 33 years.  She...

Dave Mishlove – Tai Ji Instructor

Dave Mishlove – Tai Ji Instructor

.. Dave Mishlove established the Tai Chi Academy in Fort Collins, CO in 1980 and has been training students in Tai Chi Chuan an Internal Chinese Martial Art, for over thirty years.  David has studied Tai Chi for forty-three years, training in Yang & Chen Style. ...

CuraCore Faculty

Nancy Bureau, DVM, cVMA

Nancy Bureau, DVM, cVMA

Dr. 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

Elizabeth Carr, DVM, DACVIM, PHD, DACVECC, CVA

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

Steve 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 has been...

Jolynn Chappell, DVM, cVMA

Jolynn Chappell, DVM, cVMA

Dr. 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 service to...

Andrew Claude DVM, Dipl. ACVAA, cVMA

Andrew Claude DVM, Dipl. ACVAA, cVMA

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 practice...

Shawn Dixon, DVM, cVMA

Shawn Dixon, DVM, cVMA

As a former skeptic in 2008, Dr. 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 equine...

Alissa Edoff, DVM, cVMA, CCRP

Alissa Edoff, DVM, cVMA, CCRP

I am a Colorado native, and received my Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University. I was lucky enough to spend a semester abroad in Australia where I developed a passion for traveling. So, I decided to attend veterinary school in Glasgow, Scotland,...

Mischa Fincher, DVM, cVMA

Mischa Fincher, DVM, cVMA

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...

Timothy Holt, DVM, cVMA

Timothy Holt, DVM, cVMA

Dr. 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 at...

Allen Landes, DVM, cVMA

Allen Landes, DVM, cVMA

Dr. 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. He...

Joey Sneva, DVM, cVMA

Joey Sneva, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Joey Sneva graduated from Colorado State University’s Professional Veterinary Medical Program in 2002.  She has been practicing small animal general medicine in northern Colorado since graduation.  She became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture in 2017 and...

Melinda Story, DVM, DACVS, cVMA, CIVCA

Melinda Story, DVM, DACVS, cVMA, CIVCA

Dr. Melinda 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 Zydownyk, DVM, CCRP, cVMA

Danielle Zydownyk, DVM, CCRP, cVMA

Dr. 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 pursue her...