Dr. Julie Shanahan started her lifelong pursuit of animal care as a child rescuing everything. Knowing she wanted nothing more than to become a Veterinarian, she worked after school and on weekends walking dogs and cleaning kennels at Valley Veterinary Service.
After she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from University of Tennessee in 1993 she re-joined Valley Veterinary Service, this time as an associate Veterinarian. Over the many years she became partners and finally the owner of Valley Veterinary Services.
Dr. Shanahan was born and raised in Berkshire County. She is the daughter of the late James Shanahan of Shanahan’s market in Stockbridge, and Midge Shanahan of Midge’s in Stockbridge. She currently resides in Becket. Her special interests include: surgery, medicine, laser therapy, acupuncture and dentistry.
In her spare time, her hobbies include horseback riding, snowmobiling, swimming and skiing. She has one beautiful German Shepard, two curious cats, 6 rambunctious horses, 1 crazy cow, 2 noisy exotic birds and 30 wild chickens. Her daughter, Nikki, who is 7, wishes to someday follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a veterinarian.