Springwater Veterinary Wellness Center was founded in 2015 by Dr. Cinda Scott, who grew up on a small farm outside Sandy, Oregon. From a young age she knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian, and in 1999 that dream became a reality when Dr. Scott graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Cinda’s love of animals and veterinary medicine was fostered by her grandfather, Bill Scott, who for many years served as Foreman at Portland Zoo. He was present at the birth of Packy the elephant in 1962, and cared for many different animals during his tenure at the zoo.
Cinda’s first years of veterinary practice comprised mixed animal medicine, including dogs, cats, horses and all farm animals. She followed this by 5 years at a fast-paced, high volume, small animal practice. She now enjoys owning her own practice after working at and providing relief veterinary services at many clinics in the Portland area.
Although solidly grounded in western veterinary medicine, Cinda grew frustrated that some animals couldn’t be helped by this approach. Many times during a physical exam she would notice subtle changes that weren’t easily addressed by modern approaches. Sensing that a piece of the puzzle was missing, she received training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in classical Chinese veterinary acupuncture. By adding complementary approaches from both modern and classical disciplines – western and eastern – Dr. Scott has been able to help many animals regain a higher quality of life and return to health.
Please contact her for a free evaluation over the phone and to see how your animal may benefit from the range of traditional and alternative therapies she now offers at Springwater Veterinary Wellness Center.