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Melissa Shaughness


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Dr. Shaughness is originally from a small town in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland where she earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She then took a gap year to travel the world before she attended the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Dr. Shaughness enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially emergency and surgery! Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, and traveling. Most of all, she loves spoiling her loud, exuberant beagle and spending time with her husband, Dr. Laderberg!