Megan Buchanan, DVM, CCRP, CVA

Megan Buchanan's Credentials

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor’s of Arts Biology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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About Megan Buchanan

I am originally from a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I went to undergrad at a St. Mary’s College of Maryland where I earned a BA in Biology and fulfilled all the prerequisites to teach high school biology. I ended up attending veterinary school at VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and graduated in 2011. After graduation, I moved to North Carolina. I spent the first ten years of my career doing general practice and slowly gaining more skills in integrative medicine, as well as accumulating dogs, cats and kids.

Currently, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, 2 kids, one dog and three cats. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking and reading. I am at an integrative veterinary practice where I am able to divide my time between general practice and physical therapy/pain management. I enjoy being able to offer patients the full spectrum of treatment options that include “traditional” treatments as well as alternative or integrative therapies. In addition to getting the best outcome for that patient, this approach also allows me to create treatment plans that work for each individual pets and their families.

My Dog

I adopted 8-week-old Butters the summer before I started vet school. It was a rough time for both of us and the kind of thing I would not recommend to clients. I was studying long hours and she would repeatedly destroy my textbooks, sunglasses, loaves of bread and couches.

As adults, we both settled into a comfortable partnership. She was constantly aways within 3 feet of me and saw me through some highs and lows in my adult life. She weathered multiple cats, foster puppies and human toddlers.

Butters had significant osteoarthritis but refused to participate in the various treatment modalities I could offer as an integrative veterinarian.

At the age of 14, she developed osteosarcoma on her rib. When she passed, our family felt a huge void that still has not been filled to this day.

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