Dr. Shanks received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 1992. She completed an internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey in 1993. She practiced in New Jersey before moving to Portland in 1994. She has been with us since 1997. She is an avid swimmer and enjoys participating in triathlons. She also enjoys camping, hiking, snowshoeing and gardening. She lives with her partner Pat and son Tom along with dogs Polly and Darwin and cats Fiona, Isabella and High Ho Silver. Dr. Shanks really enjoys surgery, orthopedics, and reproductive medicine.