Pat Werner received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy (PT) from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduation, she moved to Utah to work in neurological rehabilitation with human patients at an in-patient rehabilitation center. 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 animal rehabilitation training through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Prior to opening Utah Pet Rehab and Acupuncture Center, LLC with the center's previous veterinarian, Dr. Shawna McCall, in 2009, Pat owned and operated Canine Rehabilitation of Park City, LLC. She enjoys trail running, hiking, and traveling with her husband and daughter, and lives in Park City with rescue dogs Berry and Betty, and rescue cats Cinnamon and Bug.
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. In 2000 she moved to Utah, lured by the incredible rock climbing and skiing found in and around the state. For 11 years she was a veterinarian at University Veterinary Hospital in Sugarhouse, and spent another 9 years working at White Pine Veterinary Clinic in Park City. In 2018, she brought her sweet but aching 15-year-old Golden Retriever, Millie, to see Dr. Shawna McCall and Patricia Werner. The benefit to Millie's health were so impressive that Dr. Lequient decided to learn more about acupuncture, LASER, physical therapy, and other complementary ways to help pets.
Dr. Lequient shadowed the center's previous veterinarian, Dr. McCall, and Pat Werner in the winter and spring of 2021, while simultaneously taking the Curacore Medical Veterinary Acupuncture and Related Techniques extensive course based in Colorado. After passing the clinical tests and obtaining her certification , she joined Utah Pet Rehab and Acupuncture Center in July of 2021. She is proud to be part of the center's 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 longer and more comfortable life together.
Dr. Lequient lives in Summit Park with her husband and their red heeler Ocho. She also still serves as a general practitioner veterinarian at Hillside Veterinary Hospital 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. Dr. O 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 veterinary medicine and a 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, and rediscovered this interest in rehabilitative medicine while working with the neurology team in veterinary school for her senior thesis on 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. McCall at Utah Pet Rehab & Acupuncture Center. The treatments provided Sassy with an impressive amount of comfort and function during her final days, and further deepened the bond between Dr. O and Sassy.
Dr. O initially joined Utah Pet Rehab and Acupuncture Center in early 2022 to assist with physical therapy patients, and has now received her acupuncture clinical training through the Curacore Medical Veterinary Acupuncture program. She enjoys all aspects of the care provided to your pets at our center, and is excited to help your pets live more comfortably and with improved function. She shares her home with her husband and two rescued cats, and adores spending time with all of your dogs to fill her dog-loving needs.
Helping our physical therapist and veterinarians are our skilled vet technicians Cat Cleverly, Kim Tran, Lexi Olander, and Nikell Newman!