About Dr. Leslie McIntyre

About Doctor

What to Expect

Sage Veterinary Alternatives

A friendly greeting.

We want you to feel at home in our welcoming office.


Genuine concern.

Every one of us is a pet-owner. We will treat your pet like it was our own.


Professional service.

Our board-certified staff will provide the expert care your family deserves.

   Dr. Leslie McIntyre has been involved in equine internal medicine and ultrasound for the since 1995.  She received her DVM from Oregon State in 1995, summa cum laude.  She went on to do an equine internal medicine residency at Colorado State University (CSU) that finished in 1999.  Following her residency, she became a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  She also completed the CSU veterinary acupuncture course and was certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (cIVAS) in 1999. She has returned to CSU to help teach their acupuncture course on several occasions.

    In 1999, she returned home to Bend, Oregon. She practiced referral equine internal medicine, equine neonatal intensive care, acupuncture, and general equine ambulatory work at Bend Equine Medical Center.  She did small animal acupuncture and diagnostic ultrasound/echocardiography for many of our local veterinary clinics and clients.

    After six rewarding years, she decided to focus her practice on acupuncture,  chinese herbs, homotoxicology, and diagnostic ultrasound/echocardiography.  This led to the creation of Sage Veterinary Alternatives (SVA) in September 2005.

    In 2005, she completed the -Heel Homotoxicology course and certification through Westbrook University.  By 2006, she  attained her advanced Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal and Food Therapy Certification from the Chi Institute in Florida. 

    In 2008, she completed Canine Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy studies with Patricia Kortekaas, P.T.  She also won a scholarship to China with the Chi Institute.   She lectured for the Chi Institute; then, she traveled and learned invaluable traditional Chinese medical skills.

    To further her manipulative skills, she completed Options for Animals Animal Chiropractic Certification.  She also attained International Veterinary Chiropractic Association Certification in 2010.

    Dr. McIntyre added Laser therapy to their practice.  She completed the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications for small animal and equine course in 2011.

     In 2014, Dr. McIntyre completed Canine Rehabilitation Institute certification course work.  This course focuses on physical therapy for geriatric and performance related musculoskeletal as well as neurologic issues. Physical therapy is an amazing complement to acupuncture and chiropractic. She received her certification, CCRT, from Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2015.