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Dr. Kim Shaffer

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

Dr. Kim Shaffer grew up in Davis, California and earned a bachelors degree in biology from UC San Diego. She attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, achieving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2013. She became particularly interested in oncology during veterinary school, working as a technician for the oncology service at the UW-Madison veterinary hospital. She then completed a 1-year small animal rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She returned to University of Wisconsin-Madison for a residency in oncology, and became board-certified in medical oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2017.


Dr. Shaffer shares her life with her husband, Mike, their rescue dog, Mango, and two spirited (ie. naughty) black and white cats, Sprout and Coconut. She has taken advantage of the outdoor activities she missed in the midwest, swimming most mornings with US Masters Swimming, hiking and walking the dog, and has recently picked up cycling (preferably the more flat areas of the bay!) with her husband.

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