Roxane H. MacLellan, DVM, DAVDC
Licensed in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota and Wyoming
Dr. Roxane MacLellan (“Dr. Mac”) is currently practicing at the Veterinary Specialty center of Tucson. She has taught Dentistry at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado as well as at the University of Minnesota, St Paul MN. She started as a post doctorate fellow in Dentistry and Oral Surgery in 2011, and then became assistant professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery in 2012. She moved from the “Valley of the Sun” (Arizona) in 2011, and previously practiced in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology in 1982 from McMurray College in Abilene, Texas. After a 15 year career as a Medical Technologist registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, in the field of hospital laboratory medicine, Dr. MacLellan decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She was awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002 from the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and graduated in the top ten percent of her class. While a veterinary student, she performed biomedical research at the Medical Oncology Research Laboratory at Colorado State University and was vice president of SHARE (Students for Human Animal Relationship Education). After graduating she joined a multi-doctor practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming, practicing all aspects of small animal medicine. In addition to her interests in oral surgery and dentistry, she completed a vigorous 140 hour course in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians at Colorado State University in 2003. Dr. MacLellan is a member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.
In January 2008, after practicing small animal medicine at the Ocotillo Animal Clinic in Chandler, Dr. MacLellan began a 2 year dental resident training program with Arizona Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery. She has attended numerous continuing education seminars and workshops on dentistry and oral surgery and has assisted in educating technicians and veterinarians about oral pathology and dental radiography.
Dr. MacLellan is married with 3 children and currently has 2 Australian shepherds (Max – a rescue that is missing part of his jaw, and Cassi). Dr. MacLellan’s passion is to provide quality care to pets and help educate others about pet health.
While completing her residency in dentistry with Arizona Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Dr. MacLellan established Pathways Veterinary services in 2009 to respond to a need for an alternative therapy such as acupuncture to treat medical conditions that may not respond to the traditional western medical modalities of pharmaceuticals and surgery. In forming Pathways veterinary services, Dr. MacLellan wanted to provide a complimentary treatment for pain control when pharmaceuticals were unsuccessful or owners are looking for alternatives to medicating their pets. Acupuncture has been known to have therapeutic effects on a wide variety of animal diseases. Pain control is probably the most commonly known use of acupuncture therapy.
Dr. MacLellan is passionate about oral health and how important this is to the general health of your pet. Dentistry has come a long way to improving the overall health of people, and pets, and more veterinarians and owners are realizing the benefits of a healthy mouth. Periodontal disease is the most common health problem in our dogs and cats and can contribute to systemic disease. Dr. MacLellan saw a need for pet dentistry and hence provides this service full time in Tucson.
Currently, Dr. MacLellan is can provide advanced veterinary dental services through referrals from your regular veterinarian as well as acupuncture services on special request.