Shannon Janda grew up in upstate New York and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Zoology/Marine Biology prior to attending veterinary school in St. Kitts, West Indies. After graduating, she and her family relocated to rural Alaska, then to Southern California. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially soft tissue surgery. She has a special interest in exotic and wildlife medicine and has traveled to Africa several times to work with endangered rhinos. Shannon is grateful for the opportunity to provide services that make a true impact on animal health and make life better for pets and their families in our community. She and her family live in Ridgway and enjoy spending time outdoors.