Shyla grew up in Wapakoneta, Ohio. She attained an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology while attending The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in May 2014. She is currently enrolled at Penn State Scranton pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Shyla has always loved animals which sparked her interest in the veterinary field, she joined VREC because she was attracted to the level of medicine practiced here. Shyla has two dogs at home, Riley who is a small mixed breed and Charlie a 3-year-old boxer, she also has a guinea pig named Buddy. In her spare time Shyla enjoys gardening, yoga, and reading.