Dr. Shannon Heintz, a 2020 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, knew she wanted to work with animals from a young age.
“As I grew up, I learned that I loved medicine and science, and wanted to apply this passion to treat and advocate for animals,” she says. Her professional veterinary interests include dentistry, dermatology, surgery and neurology.
Dr. Heintz, who grew up in Ohio, Arizona, Buffalo, NY, and Pennsylvania, earned an undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary medicine and animal biosciences, with minor in biochemistry, at the University of Delaware.
Among her hobbies are hiking, traveling, painting, yoga and cooking. She shares her life with Kiwi, a tuxedo cat who she says is “dermatologically challenged.”