Shannon Heidorn
Veterinary Specialist DVM, DACVS-SA
Dr. Shannon Heidorn, originally from Riverside, CA, attended the University of California, Davis, where she studied Animal Science. Dr. Heidorn went on to attend veterinary school at Western Univeristy of Health Sciences, graduating with her DVM in 2012.

Following graduation, Dr. Heidorn completed a small animal rotating internship at one of our close sister hospitals, VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. She completed a second internship in surgery at VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, CA, and a third in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at the Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Annapolis Junction, MD.

Most recently, Dr. Heidorn underwent a three-year surgical residency at VCA Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, CA before joining our team. She became a board-certified veterinary surgeon in 2019. Her special interests include orthopedics, regenerative medicine, and soft tissue reconstructive surgery.

When not at work, Dr. Heidorn enjoys swimming, hiking, and snowboarding. She and her husband are excited to attend Giants and River Cats games! They have a cat named Gimli, named after the Lord of the Rings dwarf because he has the same shining personality.