Dr. Audrey Baldessari

Dr. Audrey Baldessari graduated from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  After a few years of large animal practice working predominantly with sport horses and a year of small animal practice, Dr. Baldessari completed a residency in veterinary pathology while also working at the local emergency clinic.  She then moved to Washington and continued working as a small animal emergency clinician and completed a comparative pathology post-doctoral position at UW with emphasis on the neuropathology of gastro-intestinal motility disorders.   She also has more than a decade of experience as a diagnostic veterinary pathologist.  In 2002, Dr. Baldessari completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) acupuncture course, and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist.  She has special interests in performance animals, including working dogs and their complex metabolic, nutritional and musculoskeletal demands. 
 
Dr. Baldessari is a member of several professional associations and is interested in integrating all methods of practice, including Chinese medicine, western medicine, nutrition, acupuncture and herbs to best heal the patient. 
 
In her free time, she enjoys spending time working and running with her border collies and horse, bike racing and triathlons.