Dr. Sharon Vanderlip and two Rainshade Collie puppies (Audrey and Kaylen). Photo taken by
Jacquelynn Vanderlip in 2009
Interested in knowing more about Dr. Vanderlip?
Check out her author interview at Bookthink.com where she candidly discusses books she has written (including her Collie book), her veterinary experiences, and her Rainshade Collies!
Vanderlip is a veterinarian who has loved and admired Collies
since she was a child. Like so many Collie lovers, she read
every Collie book she could find, including all the Albert Payson Terhune books, and she dreamed
of the day she could have her own Collies. The dream became
a reality in 1977 when she established Rainshade
For more than 30 years, Dr. Vanderlip has provided veterinary
care to domestic and exotic animal species. She served as
Clinical Veterinarian for the University
of California at San Diego School of Medicine, worked on collaborative
projects with the Zoological Society of San Diego, was the Chief of Veterinary Services for the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA), and the Chief of Surgery for a large government research institution focusing on comparative reproductive medicine. Dr. Vanderlip owns a veterinary
practice that specializes in and is limited exclusively and entirely to reproductive medicine and surgery in domestic and exotic mammals. Dr. Vanderlip also owns and directs International Canine Semen Bank (ICSB) in San Diego and provides a wide variety of reproductive services, including semen freezing and storage.
For 25 years, Dr. Vanderlip has appeared regularly on television and radio. She is a popular speaker and has given seminars and lectures throughout the United States and Europe on a wide variety of veterinary topics.
Vanderlip has published several papers in peer-reviewed scientific
journals and has written more than 20 books
about animal care. She is the author of The
Collie - A Veterinary Reference for the Professional Breeder
(Biotechnical Veterinary Consultants, 1984). Her new Collie book has an anticipated release date
Vanderlip lives with her husband, their daughter, Collies,
and saddle mules, in sunny San Diego County.