Dr. Valerie Shaker grew up in Warren Ohio. She attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2008. Dr. Shaker is a 2012 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical rotations at the The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in feline medicine and surgery. She and her husband Chris currently live in Hudson, Ohio. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, hiking, yoga and going to the beach. Dr. Shaker has two tuxedo cats, Brinley and Binx. She also has a black lab mix named Bodie.