DR. SHERRY EKSTROM
Bachelor of Science
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP)
Dr. Ekstrom graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2010. She first came to SOAR in 2018 to complete her externship hours for her rehabilitation certification. Currently, Dr. Ekstrom works full-time at a veterinary clinic in Caledon, ON, however, was convinced by Dr. Anderson to come work at SOAR part-time doing rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Dr. Ekstrom has a busy life with two small children and we at SOAR are very honoured that she will be spending occasional Fridays with us!
Bachelor of Science, Honours (BSCH) | University of Guelph
Animal Rehabilitation Assistant
Throughout her high school and university years, Michelle has always had a keen interest in working with animals and learning about all aspects of veterinary medicine. Working and volunteering at multiple small and large animal clinics, Michelle came to SOAR in the summer of 2017 interested in learning about the new and exciting world of animal rehabilitation. After only a short while, she quickly came to recognize and appreciate the positive impacts integrative medicine, particularly acupuncture and laser, can have on young animals with sport injuries or geriatric animals struggling with pain and mobility. In September 2018, she came on board as an animal rehabilitation assistant while juggling her very busy university schedule and her other job as a barista at Starbucks. In April 2019, she successfully completed her Bachelor of Science, Honours in Animal Biology with a minor in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences. Michelle’s goal is to attend the Ontario Veterinary College and upon graduation orient her career around educating pet owners about pain management in both large and small animals.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys travelling, spending time with her German shepherd, Bundo, and being involved in her Croatian community (e.g., Croatian folklore, picnics and concerts).
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Paige joined the SOAR team as a volunteer in 2018. Her sweet personality and keen work ethic made us quickly realize she would be a great asset to our team. She started working part time at SOAR in January of 2019 as a rehab assistant. In April of 2019 she successfully completed her Bachelor of Science and now splits her time working at SOAR and Unleashed Pet Sitters.
Certified In Veterinary Acupuncture through the CHI Institute
Graduated from FMVZ-UNAM
Sophie graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City in 2012. She recently moved to Burlington from Denver CO, having worked in Denver for four years at an alternative medicine clinic. In Fall 2017, she completed her Acupuncture Certification through the CHI institute in Florida. Sophie started volunteering with us in March 2019 but her warm personality and hard work ethic quickly led us to realize what an asset she would be at SOAR. As a result, Sophie is helping us with acupuncture and laser therapy appointments and enjoys seeing interesting cases. Sophie is looking forward to completing her canine rehabilitation certification through the Tennessee University program in the future.
Sophie grew up in Mexico with a French and Spanish heritage. As a result, she is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Her professional interests include acupuncture, laser therapy, holistic medicine and rehabilitation.
Outside of work, she can be found hiking with her veterinarian husband and her dog Mezcal, at the movies, concerts or exploring and traveling around the world.