Board President and Founder- Dr. Hannah Mueller
Dr. Hannah Mueller is a 2004 graduate of Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Horses are her passion. Before becoming a veterinarian, she gained experience as a veterinary assistant, horse trainer, and farrier.
During veterinary school, Dr. Hannah focused on equine sports medicine, lameness, advanced equine dentistry and nutrition. She was also active in the alternative medicine club and obtained Reiki Level I and II training outside of vet school. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Hannah worked as an associate veterinarian, when in December of 2004, she started a veterinary practice in Monroe, WA. At that time, she continued her studies of herbs and physical therapy, and then became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2005 and chiropractic vet in 2006. She discovered her gift and love of hands-on healing, rehabilitation, and equine dentistry as she mastered these modalities.
In 2008 she founded Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC), a non-profit equine rehabilitation and education center dedicated to helping rescue horses and humans in need. With this organization, Dr. Hannah works to create a community of compassion and understanding for all lives, and believes this is her way to give back to society, and make a difference here on Earth.
In 2010, Dr. Hannah opened the beautiful Cedarbrook Farms rehabilitation center facility, where patients can haul in for dental floats, bodywork and other needs, or come to stay for a few weeks to a few months for rehabilitation treatment plans.
Dr. Hannah has a solid foundation in western medicine, dentistry, sports medicine, lameness, acupuncture, chiropractic, stretch exercises, massage techniques, and other hands on healing methods. All of this allows for her to rehabilitate horses to their fullest potential, excelling in rehabilitating horses with dental imbalances, lameness, neck injuries, back injuries, and horses with behavioral problems.
Following holistic principles is important to Dr. Hannah in her equine health practice, as well as in her own personal life. She feels that stewardship to animals, the environment, and to her community are key elements for complete living. She has a passionate desire to make a difference for all the animals in her care, and takes strong positions on all matters having to do with the humane treatment of animals. Dr. Hannah enjoys giving talks for NWESC's Educational Series Symposiums. Through NWESC, she also teaches veterinary and veterinary technician students how to perform medical procedures while emphasizing the need of quality veterinary care and rehabilitation for rescue horses. She regularly writes equine welfare articles, gives 4-H and Pony Club talks, and teaches equine yoga and stretch class exercises for horses through Cedarbrook Veterinary Care.
Dr. Hannah resides in Snohomish, Washington with her family as well as her dog, cats and horses, and enjoys hiking, biking, guitar, dance, skiing, and of course, riding.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi