Dr. Erin Thompson Shields
General Equine Practice
Dr. Shields graduated with distinction as a member of the first graduating class from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in the Calgary area, she has been involved with horses her entire life.
Dr. Shields has competed in a variety of equine disciplines ranging from hunter trials and show jumping while living in Ireland, to team cattle penning, to her current focus on working cow horse. Dr. Shields was a Doctor of Chiropractic for 7 years, primarily treating high-level human athletes such as NFL players and Olympic competitors. This experience has given her a unique set of skills that she brings to her equine work. Dr. Shields has a keen interest in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, especially lameness. She has advanced training in equine dentistry, and enjoys working with horses of all disciplines. Dr. Shields is available for appointments on-farm, or at either the north or south clinic locations.