Olivia Shadduck, DVM obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2019. She also holds a Bachelor of Animal Science degree from Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania.
Growing up on a farm, Dr. Shadduck was surrounded by animals at a very young age. As she got older, she would assist the veterinarians who cared for the animals. Watching the veterinarians dramatically improve the lives of the animals – and the people who depended on them – inspired her to pursue a veterinary career. She planned on entering the veterinary field focused on herd health but fell in love with emergency medicine while enrolled in school. Dr. Shadduck joined VREC in 2020 to have the opportunity to treat difficult emergency cases.
When not caring for animals, Dr. Shadduck enjoys time with her pets (two dogs, four cats, and two horses), baking, playing violin, and time with loved ones. A horse enthusiast, she likes to ride and hopes to start showing again. She also enjoys travel for personal and professional reasons: her most meaningful trip was to Cameroon to study foot and mouth disease.