Motion Equine is a mobile veterinary practice providing equine and small animal integrative veterinary services throughout Alberta. Founded by Dr. Sarah Pedersen, Motion Equine brings integrative and routine veterinary care to your door to optimize the health, performance and well-being of your equine athletes and animal companions.
Our fully equipped mobile veterinary unit brings the hospital to your horse or home, using cutting-edge technology and the latest science-proven techniques to restore your animals' health and mobility. Dr. Pedersen is a certified animal chiropractor and acupuncturist with a keen interest in sports medicine, performance medicine and integrative medicine. Whether you are horse owner, trainer or own a stable, Motion Equine's expertise, personalized treatment and cutting-edge technology provide extraordinary care for your animals.
Motion Equine provides the following services:
- Performance Evaluation
- Integrative Care
- Vaccines & Deworming
- Laser Therapy
- Shockwave Therapy
Motion Equine's mobile veterinary services are available to clients in the following communities: Cochrane, Airdrie, Crossfield, Carstairs, Olds, Balzac, and surrounding areas.
Motion Equine is passionate about the horses and small animals we care for.
We believe in and encourage, preventive health care for all of our patients.
We strive to provide progressive veterinary medicine to all of the animals in our care.
We provide owners with shared decision-making so you can be confident that the care provided is right for your animal.
We use evidence-based integrative therapies and traditional therapies to optimize the health, performance and wellbeing of your animal.
Meet the Team
DVM, MSc, cVSMT, MChem
Dr. Pedersen, is a graduate of the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine and a Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist and Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist.
Hailing from Yorkshire, England Dr. Pedersen grew up among equine athletes, actively competing in eventing, show jumping and dressage. As a member of the Yorkshire Pony Club she helped younger riders pick up the basics of English riding, horse handling and stable management.
Upon completion of her Master of Chemistry degree through the University of Hull, Dr. Pedersen moved to Saudi Arabia where she became yard manager for the Al Aghar Riding Academy and was responsible for the care and management of the horses in the livery stables.
Moving to Canada, Dr. Pedersen was accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at UCVM. She went on to complete externships in California to further her hands-on experience with equine ambulatory and hospital care, providing primary care and assistance with surgical, medical and diagnostic imaging cases. She completed her Performance Horse Health Fellowship with the TD Equine Veterinary Group in Calgary and her Masters of Science through the University of Calgary.
Her equine veterinary experience includes working at top competition venues within Canada where she provided tournament medicine and ringside emergency assistance. Her clinical practice ambulatory work involved routine care and emergency on call services.
Dr. Pedersen is passionate about helping equine athletes and companion animals maintain function and mobility for optimal performance and health. She is also a certified animal chiropractor and acupuncturist. Her strong interest in Performance Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine and knowledge of biomechanical movement help improve the quality of life for the athletes and animals she treats.
- Fellow of College of Animal Chiropractors
- American Association of Equine Practitioners
- Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
- Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
Tod was born Fort McMurray, AB, and raised in Vermilion, AB. He played junior hockey with several clubs in the WHL and AJHL. From there, he continued his education at the University of Calgary gaining a BA in History and English. He joined the Canadian Air force, and proudly served as an officer in the air force for 10 years. He then worked overseas in the Middle East, before coming back to Canada to settle with Sarah and their children Ana and Ryan. Tod currently works for Westjet Airlines, but is often found at the rink coaching, or helping Sarah with anything she needs for Motion Equine!