Dr. Sheradan Pate is originally a Southern girl, growing up in Louisiana and South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at (the other) USC and attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2002, she decided to practice Veterinary medicine in the tropics moving to the island of Oahu where she resided on the North Shore for 14 years.
After a few years of practice, she noticed that she would “hit a wall” with treating some geriatric patients, especially with chronic pain. In 2006, she decided to further her education and become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. This opened up a whole world of holistic treatment options and benefited her patients tremendously. In 2013, she furthered her education and skills by becoming certified in Canine Physical Rehabilitation (physical therapy).
Being able to practice integrative medicine and see the positive effect it has on her patients and their humans has been so rewarding for Dr. Pate. Although she loves all animals, her favorite type of patient to see walk in the clinic doors are the old, wise geriatric friends who need extra love and care in their latter years. She has a special interest in pain management, managing post operative and medically treated disc disease and neurologic disease.
Dr. Pate enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and their two elementary aged children, Sage and Bodhi. Her family wouldn’t be complete without the fur babies: 2 standard poodles- Sheila and Lio, a feisty chihuahua- Rosie, and 2 hilarious cats- Tundra and Kiki.
Besides being a full-time mama and a part time Dog-tor, Dr. Pate enjoys the ocean, photography, yoga, and hiking.
Dr. Pate is elated to live on the beautiful central coast where her husband grew up! She is so excited and honored to be able to serve the pets and families of Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic.