Received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles, California. She returned to Utah and practiced with human patients at an in-patient rehabilitation center focusing on neurological rehabilitation. Pat's interest in rehabilitation for animals was sparked when her own dog, Max, was diagnosed with a progressive neurological disorder. She made the decision to pursue her animal rehabilitation training through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Prior to opening Utah Pet Rehab and Acupuncture Center, LLC with Dr. McCall in 2009, she owned and operated Canine Rehabilitation of Park City, LLC. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She lives in Park City, Utah with her husband and daughter, two dogs, three cats, and one very large goldfish.
Dr. Magali Lequient
Dr. Magali Lequient was born in Québec, Canada and graduated from the University of Montréal’s Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire in 1997. After initially practicing as a large animal veterinarian, in 2000 she moved to Utah, lured by the incredible rock climbing and skiing found in and around the state. She was a veterinarian for 11 years at University Veterinary Hospital in Sugarhouse and then spent the next 9 years working at White Pine Veterinary Clinic in Park City. In 2018 she brought her sweet but aching Golden Retriever Millie at the ripe age of 15 years old to see Dr. Shawna McCall and Patricia Werner, and the benefit to her health were so impressive that she decided to learn more about acupuncture, laser, physical therapy, and other complementary ways to help pets. Thanks to Shawna and Pat and their team, Millie lived another 18 months, hiking daily, happy, and more comfortable. Dr. Magali later brought them Azrael, her crabby arthritic 18 years old cat, who not only showed great improvement in comfort following acupuncture treatments, but even enjoyed her visits to Utah Pet Rehab.
Dr. Lequient shadowed Dr. McCall and Pat Werner in the winter and spring of 2021 while she was taking the Curacore Medical Veterinary Acupuncture and Related Techniques extensive course based in Colorado. She joined Utah Pet Rehab and Acupuncture clinic in July 2021 once she passed the clinical tests and obtained her certification. She is proud to be part of such a professional and caring team, to be able to help dogs and cats overcome injuries and to help owners manage their pets’ various chronic ailments so they can enjoy a more comfortable and longer precious life together.
Dr. Lequient lives in Summit Park with her husband, Brad, and their red heeler Ocho. She also still cares for dogs and cats as a general practitioner veterinarian in Salt Lake City on a part time basis.
Dr. Christene Olschewski
Dr. Christene Olschewski (ol-chef-ski), or Dr. O, grew up in Utah and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Washington State University in 2010. Christene always knew that she would be a veterinarian due to her deep respect for the human-animal bond that she developed during her childhood. She started her career working in veterinary clinics at the age of fourteen. Since becoming a DVM, Dr. O has worked in Utah performing general practice medicine but her passion for every aspect of veterinary medicine and desire to continue growing and learning pulled her in a new career direction.
Dr. O has always been fascinated by medical techniques that allow the body to heal itself. She became interested in rehabilitative medicine while working with the neurology team in veterinary school for her senior thesis regarding underwater treadmill treatment methods. One of her first therapy endeavors as a veterinarian was being trained in the use of therapeutic lasers which she uses to treat numerous conditions. She was introduced to acupuncture while working as a technician and was intrigued by the comfort and improved body function it provided patients. Years later, Dr. O brought her elderly cat Sassy, who had hip dysplasia, to Dr. Shawna McCall at Utah Pet Rehab & Acupuncture. Sassy loved visiting Dr. McCall for her acupuncture treatments, which provided Sassy with an impressive amount of comfort and function during her final days and further deepened the bond between Christene and Sassy.
Dr. O joined Utah Pet Rehab and Acupuncture in early 2022 to assist patients with physical therapy. She received her acupuncture clinical training through the Curacore Medical Veterinary Acupuncture program which also trained Dr. Magali Lequient and Dr. Shawna McCall. Dr. O thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the care provided to your pets which has allowed her to rediscover her passion for rehabilitative medicine. She is excited to help your pets live more comfortably with improved function.
She shares her home with her husband and two rescued cats. She adores spending time with all of your dogs to fill her dog-loving needs.