Rehab Team

Dr. Leslie Eide, DVM, CCRT, ACVSMR Resident

Dr. Eide graduated from Colorado State University’s Veterinary School in 2006. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine in Albuquerque, NM. She continued her education by becoming certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehab Institute with a focus in sports medicine. Dr. Eide continues to learn more about rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management through daily practice and continuing education seminars.

In the agility world, Dr. Eide has trained two dogs to their ADCH (Agility Dog Champion), one to ADCH Bronze, ATCH2 (Agility Trial Champion), and MACH (Master Agility Champion). Three of her dogs have qualified and competed at USDAA Nationals with multiple Grand Prix Semi-final runs. She currently competes with 3 dogs in agility.

Dr. Eide’s interest in sports did not just begin with dog agility. At the age of 5 she began swimming competitively for her local summer league team. She competed in many national events placing 3rd in the 1994 U.S. Swimming National Junior Championship in the 200 Breast Stroke. She went on to compete for the University of New Mexico Swim Team from 1996-2000. In 1998 she broke the school record in the 400 Individual Medley and held that record until 2002. During her time as a swimmer, she learned about exercise physiology, sports medicine, and physical therapy.

When she’s not training and conditioning her dogs, Dr. Eide enjoys competing in triathlons.

 Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, CCRT

Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR

Dr. Shaw received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003, before completing a one-year small animal internship in Colorado. She returned to the University of Florida for a four-year small animal surgical residency and to pursue her master’s degree, conducting research on ischemic kidney  injury.

In 2008, Dr. Shaw became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She spent an additional two years at the University of Florida as a faculty member in the Soft Tissue Surgery department while conducting her PhD and establishing the rehabilitation service at the veterinary teaching hospital.

In 2010, Dr. Shaw moved to Seattle and began working in private practice. She became board-certified in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013.

Her areas of surgical expertise include brachycephalic airway syndrome, cardiothoracic, oncologic, orthopedic, urogenital and intestinal procedures, congenital defects, and wound healing and reconstruction.

She has conducted extensive research in soft tissue surgery and rehabilitation, published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, and presented at national and international conferences. She is also an instructor for the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

When she’s not performing surgery, you can find Dr. Shaw running, snowboarding, traveling, relaxing in downward dog, or simply spending time with her husband, Aaron, their Frenchie, Beans and their Labrador, Arrow.

Vanessa Ormiston, LVT, CCRP

Vanessa is a Seattlite, born and raised in West Seattle; a rarity these days. Before she found her calling as a rehab technician she had a pretty diverse resume. She worked for the U.S. Coast Guard for almost 5 years and for Sound Transit as a Safety Technician, she even owned her own bookstore in Greenwood.

When she first started in veterinary medicine, she worked at a clinic in both general and emergency medicine. But it wasn’t until her 5 year old mixed breed dog, Megan, tore her cruciate ligament that she became interested in veterinary rehabilitation. She read everything she could get her hands on about the subject and became Megan’s very own rehab tech. It was then that she decided to get serious about her new-found folly, so she enrolled in the University of Tennessee’s certification program and got her CCRP about two years ago.

For fun, Vanessa loves to hike and sell books and spend long hours combing the woods for truffles with her truffle hunting dog, Rocky. And one day, he might even find one!