Shannon Skevakis, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, University of Florida

Biography

Dr. Shannon Skevakis was born and raised in Arizona, where she fell in love with all the wildlife and domestic animals that she encountered. She was fascinated by them and their way of life at an early age. She remembers her parents taking her on trips to zoos, aquariums, farms, and national parks. It was at a young age, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.

Dr. Skevakis' graduated with a Bachelor's from the University of Arizona (GO CATS!) and headed to Orlando, Florida to work as a Marine Mammal Intern at The Seas, EPCOT at Walt Disney World. She had her sights set on becoming a marine mammal veterinarian at the time. After this, she worked as a veterinary technician, took graduate courses in conservation biology, and worked her way into veterinary school.She  graduated a University of Florida gator in 2011 with her Aquatic Animal Health certificate and went into small animal practice. Dr. Skevakis stayed in Florida for 2 years practicing small animal medicine. In 2013, she moved to New Jersey to be closer to her husband’s family. Dr. Skevakis has a tabby cat, pitbull dog, and a ball python snake.
 

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