Riding has always been a large part of her life, and started with her mother, who rode as a child back in England and was instrumental in supporting her horse crazy habits. With her parents both being from England, Dr. Deane travels back to visit family every couple of years and is a copious consumer of tea and chocolate.
Dr. Deane attended the University of California, Los Angeles for her undergraduate degree in Physiology, where she was active on the UCLA intercollegiate equestrian team and competed in 3-day eventing on her horse Lincoln. Dr. Deane also participated in research during her undergraduate education in spinal cord injury, specifically focused on the use of stem cells in regeneration.
After finishing her undergraduate education, Dr. Deane spent a year enjoying her horse, and competed in nationals in Show Jumping at the Kentucky Horse Park for the United States Pony Club. It was during this time that she worked in research on the development of the human influenza vaccine. Following this work, Dr. Deane attended the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on equines. She completed her acupuncture certification during her veterinary school training through the Colorado State University Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program. After graduating, she completed an internship and residency at Loomis Basin Equine in Emergency and Critical Care with a large animal focus. She has also completed her training in animal chiropractic through the Options for Animals program and does a lot of acupuncture and chiropractic work in and out of the clinic. As you may guess, her interests are emergency medicine, acupuncture and chiropractic, and anesthesia.
Outside of the clinic, Dr Deane enjoys time with her dog Zeb, husband Brian, and her menagerie of old horses. She is also known to take home a baby goat or two.