Dr. Stephanie Sheen is pleased to join Sage Veterinary Alternatives as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Sheen grew up in Texas and received her undergraduate degree from Boston University in journalism. She worked in newspapers as an editor while taking additional classes to apply to veterinary school and was honored to be accepted to Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her DVM - as well as an MBA - in 2013.
After graduation, Dr. Sheen moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, to be close to her family. She was a small animal general practitioner there for 6 years before moving here to Bend in early 2019.
Dr. Sheen has completed hundreds of hours of additional education to further her practice. While in general practice, she became passionate about senior and geriatric care, looking for more comprehensive ways of caring for these well-loved older pets than conventional medicine could provide. She became certified through the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care in hospice and end-of-life care and became fascinated with advanced pain management techniques. This led her to pursue additional certifications in rehabilitation therapy (similar to physical therapy in humans), acupuncture and spinal manipulative therapy (equivalent to chiropractic care in humans) over the following two years. Seeing such positive results from these modalities, Dr. Sheen is also currently studying traditional Chinese herbal medicine to bring this time-tested medical approach to caring for her patients.
Dr. Sheen has particular interest in geriatric/senior pets (particularly arthritis and end-of-life care) as well as the specific needs of canine athletes. She believes strongly in the importance of looking at the pet as an individual, trusting in the body's innate ability to heal, and in using the best of what Eastern and Western medicine can provide to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.
Dr. Sheen and her husband, Ryan, live in Sunriver and have four dogs - two miniature dachshunds, a Shetland Sheepdog and a Golden Retriever. In her free time, she enjoys reading and training her dogs.
Annie Pulzone knew from a very young age that she had a passion for animals and science. Having the opportunity to volunteer at a mixed animal clinic when she was 12, her desire to contribute to the quality of life of pets was solidified. This same practice then provided her with 6 years of work experience as an assistant.
In 2007, Annie graduated from OSU with her Bachelor's in Animal Science. She then became a Certified Veterinary Technician (certified in Oregon and Licensed in WA) in 2008. While working in a companion animal practice in Washington state, Annie was accepted into the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner certificate program at the University of Tennessee. She successfully completed the program and was awarded certification in 2013.
Annie's strong passion for pain control, conditioning and rehabilitation have led her to continue to pursue education and opportunities to work with a wide variety of cases. Whether your pet is needing to rehabilitate after a surgery or traumatic injury, has chronic conditions due to aging, weight or genetics, Annie can work with you to design a program to improve their quality of life.
Due to Annie's commitment to providing the best care possible, she regularly attends continuing education classes and plans on pursuing two additional certifications in animal massage and the Veterinary Pain Practitioner certificate in the next 3 years.
When not caring for your furry family member, Annie and her husband can be found tending to their small farm which includes dogs, cats, chickens, geese, goats and one very handsome horse.
Corrin joined SVA in 2007. She manages pharmacy and patient procedures. She has a veterinary technical background. She also assists in patient procedures both in the clinic and in the field.
Corrin is an avid equestrian. She used to travels far and wide doing drill team practices and performances. Now she just enjoys riding the trails and horse camping.
Corrin is a mom of two children. They keep her busy in her off time. Her daughter is a budding equestrian. Her son loves baseball.
Sage Veterinary Alternatives
2330 NE Division St., Suite 4
Bend, OR 97701