Dr. Merry Gibson - Veterinarian
Dr. Merry Gibson is a valued veterinarian at Animal Care Center of Castle Pines and is originally from St. Louis, Missouri.
Before becoming a veterinarian, her background with animals included being a pet groomer and owning her own grooming shop in Key Largo, Florida to later, becoming a trainer of service dogs that help the mobility-impaired for an organization here in Denver, Colorado in the early 2000s. It was that endeavor that eventually led her to realize her ultimate dream of becoming a veterinarian. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing in the Denver area since 2012. Dr. Gibson holds certifications in veterinary acupuncture with a foundation in Chinese medicine, canine rehabilitation therapy, and is currently pursuing board certification in hyperbaric medicine.
She offers an integrative approach to medicine, combining the best of conventional medicine with holistic therapies and, above all, nutrition. Her medical philosophy is that food is medicine and believes there is a nutritional component to every case. Part of every exam with Dr. Gibson will be spent discussing the prevention of disease using diet and nutritional supplements that can bolster health and keep your pets well. Disheartened by the increasing number of young pets developing autoimmune diseases and cancer, Dr. Gibson began researching and studying alternative therapies to help these pets as well as diagnostics that can be run to help detect the early onset of inflammation and disease. Dr. Gibson has seen firsthand the body’s amazing capacity to heal itself given the right support. As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Gibson believes that all disease begins in the gut. This is where approximately 70-85% of the immune system is. Part of disease prevention then focuses on keeping the GI tract healthy. A pet’s microbiome plays an important role in maintaining health and if out of balance, can create disease. Dr. Gibson utilizes therapies such as ozone and microbiome restorative therapies that can help re-establish a healthy microbiome, improving our pets’ immune systems and overall health. Other modalities Dr. Gibson might use to help your pet include acupuncture and Chinese herbs, applied kinesiology (muscle testing), veterinary orthopedic manipulation, hyperbaric medicine and rehabilitation therapy using therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy, pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, low-level laser therapy, and more.
When Dr. Gibson is not hard at work she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her husband, skiing, hiking, and kayaking. She also practices the martial arts of Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Last, but not least, she and her husband share their home with one furbaby named, Izzy, a Rat Terrier mix whom they love fiercely.