Dr. Kayla Shepherd grew up in Minnesota and earned a Bachelors degree in animal science at the University of Minnesota where she also attended veterinary school to earn her Doctorate. Dr. Kayla’s focus is on equine and small animal medicine. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 5 and her passion is potentiating the human-animal bond. Her passions within the field include equine sports medicine, lameness, equine reproduction, small animal surgery, dentistry and preventive care.
In her spare time she enjoys eventing on her horse, hiking with her dogs and fiancé, Dan, doing yoga, and baking. Dr. Kayla has a horse named Rocket, 2 dogs named Radish and Mango and 2 cats named Parmesan and Meowy. Her favorite thing about the Pacific Northwest is the accessibility to so many amazing outdoor places and the mild winters!