The perfect team — Caring, compassionate, and coordinated.
Bianca Shaw, DVM, hospital director
Dr. Bianca Shaw has almost 20 years of experience and a proven track record in traditional veterinary medicine and animal physical therapy. She received her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota and has attended the animal rehabilitation program through the University of Tennessee, as well as the Canine Rehab Institute. As the first veterinary therapist in the Portland/Vancouver area, Dr. Shaw's experience with pet physical therapy and rehab patients is unsurpassed. Prior to starting Back on Track Veterinary Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Shaw worked throughout the Pacific Northwest as a general practice and relief veterinarian.
Her drive to develop a comprehensive therapy center was initiated after her dog, Boz, needed extensive orthopedic repair after a car accident. Having no place to rehabilitate him and no person to give her instruction on how to perform specific rehab herself, Dr. Shaw recognized a lack of expertise and a greatly unmet need in the community. As a result, she has spent years training to fill this void and has now treated thousands of patients with dozens of different mobility issues.
Dr. Shaw is active in numerous groups across the nation and has participated in many physical therapy seminars in an effort to obtain the best and most current information available on animal rehabilitation. She is often a guest speaker at dog clubs and associations. She is active in the Portland Veterinary Medical Association having served as Treasurer and a Board member. Her community commitments include: aiding in the development of an emergency animal disaster plan for Portland and the surrounding areas; Oregon Humane Society disaster and animal rescue programs; Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon clinics; homeless pet clinics sponsored by Outside-In; and the American Red Cross.
Lis Brennan, CVT
Lis (pronounced “Lees”) is originally from the east coast, but spent several years in Utah studying veterinary technology. She completed an internship at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary where she worked with special needs dogs and was introduced to hydrotherapy. Lis also worked for a few years in a small animal clinic before moving to Portland. She became interested in rehabilitation after her own dog began having orthopedic issues. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her cats, hiking, and playing music.
Jenny Cornwell, CVT
Jennifer Cornwell, grew up in Central Oregon in the town of Bend. She began an early career of working with wildlife at the High Desert Museum and found her passion. This passion would take her across country to Arizona where she worked with rescuing large exotics, (such as Tigers, Lions and wolves) to North Carolina helping to rehab and release birds of prey. In 2006, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation at Union Institute & University of Vermont. It was at this time she decided to return to Oregon where she could be closer to family. Jenny began working at a general veterinary practice in The Dalles. In 2011, she received her certification in veterinary technology. Jenny recently moved to the Portland area after being in Namibia, Africa working as the veterinary nurse for the Cheetah Conservation Fund. She is excited to be working in the area of rehabilitation and helping to enrich the lives of Back on Track patients. In her free time, you can find Jenny enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Oregon with her family and friends (two and four legged a like). Now and then you might even catch her belly dancing with the Columbia Gorge Bellydance Group.
Amanda Denninger, CVT
Amanda is off to vet school this fall.
Adrienne was born and raised here in beautiful Portland, Oregon. After deciding to change careers, she found herself at Back on Track. She has always had a love of animals, having many furry family members over the years. Along with her husband Scott, she has a Lhasa-huahua (Lhasa Apso Chihuahua) named Bruno and a cat named Abby. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities like Frisbee golf, hiking, and camping.
Daniette Russell, CVT
Daniette is our go-to person around the clinic, providing coverage and assistance in many roles. She has earned her stripes by providing many years of services at Back on Track, and always with a smile. She's the anchor of our team. You will likely meet her miniature Dachshund, Raleigh, behind the front counter, while Blaze, her standard red Dachshund often roams the hall keeping tabs on us. When not at work, Daniette loves to be out on the volleyball, basketball or softball courts of Portland. She is also a huge Blazers fan, just ask!
Meet Vonnie, one of Marci's biggest fans. Marci grew up in Hood River, then moved to Boise for college. She has a ton of hobbies including bouldering, cycling, running, and snowboarding. Not only that, but she speaks three different languages! She moved to Portland in 2013, and lives with her crazy dog, Disco. She enjoys pet-sitting for our patients, riding horses, and has secretly always wanted to fly a plane.