Block and Bridle Veterinary Service

Paola N. Wessinger, BVMS, CVC, cVMA 

Dr. Paola Wessinger has been a member of the Block and Bridle Veterinary Service team since 2018.  As a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland, Dr. Wessinger has a unique international experience in veterinary medicine.  While abroad, she was able to travel to other countries, such as Morocco, to gain once in a lifetime veterinary knowledge.  After graduation In 2015, Dr. Wessinger returned stateside to complete an intense year-long rotating internship at the well-known Montana Equine Medical and Surgical Center.  Dr. Wessinger furthered her veterinary career at Desert Pines Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It is here that she continued to hone her already well-developed veterinary skills in sports medicine and emergency care.  In order to provide more comprehensive patient care, Dr. Wessinger pursued certification in veterinary medical acupuncture at the renouned CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Center.  Her integrative therapy education continued at the well-known Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic where she became certified in animal chiropractic.  Dr. Wessinger regularly attends nationally accredited continuing education seminars to remain current in veterinary medical advances, veterinary acupuncture, and veterinary chiropractic.

Dr. Wessinger specializes in equine emergency and internal medicine.  From colic management to weight loss management, Dr. Wessinger is passionate about the equine athlete.  It is her goal to provide all patients and clients with the highest level of quality care and understanding.

Having grown up on a small ranch in Southern California, Dr. Wessinger has been around animals her entire life.  From llamas and cows to horses and pigs, Dr. Wessinger has provided care to a vast number of species.  As an outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Wessinger enjoys hiking with her friends and family.

Qualifications/ Associations

·        Practitioner, Block & Bridle Veterinary Service

                  2018 – Present

·        Animal Chiropractic


                       Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic- Wellsville, Kansas

·        Animal Acupuncture


                 CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Center- Fort Collins, Colorado

·        Practitioner, Desert Pines Equine Medical and Surgical Center

                  2016 – 2018


                  2015 – 2016 

                       Montana Equine Medical and Surgical Center- Bozeman, MT 

·        Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Science

                       2011 - 2015

            University of Glasgow- Glasgow, Scotland

·        Bachelor of Science

            2006- 2010

            California Polytechnic State University- San Louis Obispo, California

             Animal Science
·        Licensure 
            State of Colorado, USDA Accreditation
            State of Nevada
            State of Montana
·        Certification
            Certification in Animal Chiropractic
            Certification in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians
                    Member, International Veterinary Chiropractic Association
                       2017 - Present 

         Member, American Association of Equine Practitioners

            2011 – Present
·        Member, American Veterinary Medical Association
            2011 - Present