Shira is a Colorado native who grew up in Boulder. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and went on to complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Alpenglow Veterinary Specialty + Emergency Center. During this time, Shira’s passion for internal medicine, emergency and critical care grew. In addition to working with furry companion animals, Shira has spent time in Costa Rica and South Africa working with primates, and has worked at several wildlife clinics with native wildlife throughout the country. In her spare time, Shira enjoys hiking and jogging the beautiful Boulder trails with her boyfriend and their dog Ellie, weight-lifting, yoga, cooking, and spending time with their beloved cats, Oliver and Gertie.