Dr. Sheradan Pate was raised in Louisiana and South Carolina, a southern girl with a love for grits and all creatures great and small! She grew up on a farm with horses, cats and dogs. It wasn't until college that she decided to combine her love of science and medicine with her passion for animals.
She attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (GO DAWGS!) and graduated in 2002. She decided to leave the south for the tropics, and practiced small animal medicine and surgery on the island of Oahu for 14 years. During that time, she became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative options for her patients. She became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Canine Physical Rehabilitation and found that this integrative approach not only increased the quality of life of her patients, but also enhanced the human animal bond.
Over the years, she developed rehabilitation services in multiple small animal hospitals in Hawaii, South Carolina, and California. She is one of the very few veterinarians on the central coast that is certified in both Acupuncture (CVA) and Physical Rehabilitation (CCRT).
She spends her free time with her husband, a central coast native, and two children. They enjoy their "mini-farm" complete with goats, chickens, 3 dogs, and 4 cats.