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Bonnie D. Wright, DVM, DACVAA

The Mistral Vet

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine — Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

  • Veterinary Anesthesiologist
  • Integrative Pain Management Specialist
  • Teacher: Acupuncture, Anesthesia and the Science behind Non-pharmaceutical Therapies

Mistral Vet founder Dr. Bonnie D. Wright is a veterinary anesthesiologist, pain specialist, acupuncturist, and educator who teaches and practices the art of guiding veterinarians, patients, and families through all aspects of veterinary anesthesia and integrative pain management.

Dr. Wright applies her clinical acumen to teaching, which includes elevating the practice of companion and exotic animal anesthesia, arming veterinary anesthetists with escalating medical management skills, and teaching veterinarians how to add acupuncture evaluation and treatment to their tooboxes. Acupuncture can be understood from an entirely scientific lens, and is no longer relegated to “alternative” ways of treating animal pain and disease, but enjoys mainstream support as a tool for controlling pain and other medical conditions. Dr. Wright teaches acupuncture through the Evidence Based Veterinary Acupuncture platform.

Dr. Bonnie Wright using acupuncture treatment on a dog

Dr. Bonnie Wright portrait with German Shepard, Yaga

As an integrative veterinary pain specialist, Dr. Wright uses a combination of physical medicine and pharmacology to meet the needs of individual patients and their families. Her approach involves acupuncture, fascial release, exercise, medications, and supplements to provide the most comprehensive means of maintaining quality of life and interactive time. Dr. Wright’s teaching philosophy is rooted in a deep respect for animals, and her teaching places a strong emphasis on gentle, thoughtful forms of medical inquiry and intervention.

Dr. Wright attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque before attaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She completed a residency in anesthesiology and critical patient care at University of California, Davis. Since 2000, Dr. Wright has been board certified in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA). As a Diplomate of ACVAA, Dr. Wright holds the highest credential available in the field of veterinary anesthesiology and pain management. In order to reach this level of knowledge and skill, candidates must undergo several years of dedicated residency training and must prove competency in the areas of anesthesia and analgesia as well as successfully complete a rigorous examination process. 

Dr. Wright’s has been teaching veterinary anesthesia and pain management skills for the last 24 years at local, national and international meetings and educational groups. Her veterinary teaching positions have taken her across the state of Colorado, to many other states, and to locations around the globe, including St. Kitts, New Zealand, South Africa, France, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, Peru, Canada and Mexico. 

Dr. Wright has been teaching about the physiological mechanisms of acupuncture and other forms of non-pharmacological medicine since 2008 and founded the first acupuncture course for the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She now works to provide quality, scientifically based acupuncture training through a combination of online and in-person training at Evidence Based Veterinary Acupuncture (EBVA). She also continues local and remote teaching of core anesthesia curriculum and advanced anesthesia concepts, with a passion for empowering anesthetists of all levels to learn, grown and blossom.

Dr. Bonnie Wright with a Tapir animal at the zoo during acupuncture treatment

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The Mistral Vet

A mistral is a type of wind, and the concept of the wind horse resonates with Dr. Wright’s life path as she seeks to manifest calm, compassionate, and peaceful energy for the benefit of others. She is a student of complexity science, and awestruck by the incredible power of homeostatic systems to self-regulate and creatively adapt to challenges.

Be sure to connect with Dr. Wright where she teaches at Evidence-Based Veterinary Acupuncture:

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