VCA Iselin Animal Hospital

Shannon Skevakis, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, University of Florida


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.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

If case of emergency, please call us immediately.  If it is after hours, please contact one of the emergency facilities listed below:


Garden State Veterinary Services - (732) 283-3535 - 643 Route 27, Iselin 08830


Garden State Veterinary Specialists - (732) 922-0011, 1 Pine Str, Tinton Falls, 07753