Since graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1986, Dr. Downing has been blazing her own trail within veterinary medicine, providing state of the art and state of the heart medical care.
1991, she purchased Windsor Veterinary Clinic, an accredited American Animal Hospital Association hospital. She passionately shares her vision for the bright future of veterinary medicine and the Family-Pet Bond through her daily work, her writing, and speaking nationally and internationally at veterinary meetings. She serves as a Trustee for the Morris Animal Foundation and is an affiliate faculty member at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2001 Dr. Downing was presented the prestigious Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Downing was the third veterinarian in the world to credential as a Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management, a human pain management organization. She is also credentialed in animal chiropractic care, canine medical massage, and medical acupuncture for animals. She was a founder of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and served as that organization’s second President.
Dr. Downing is recognized as an international leader in the arena of animal pain management and teaches at conferences around the world, as well as hosting veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and post-graduate veterinarians and veterinary technicians at Master-class learning. In January 2015 Dr. Downing achieved Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, the newest specialty college in veterinary medicine. There are fewer than 200 Diplomates in the ACVSMR.
For fun, Dr. Downing enjoys fiddling, playing the guitar, singing, writing, reading, and spending time with her animals: Kula, Molly, Moses, Virginia, Zoey, Muffin, and Flower.