Tawnia Shaw D.V.M.
I was born and raised in the Klamath Basin. I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and my dream began when I started working with Everett Veterinary Hospital (EVH) in August of 1997.
Starting as a Kennel Attendant, I worked my way up through just about every position in the hospital while attending Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and graduated with a BS in Health Sciences. Although I loved my job as a Veterinary Assistant, my goals and dreams remained to become a veterinarian and work here in the Klamath Basin. In 2001, I was accepted to Oregon State University’s (OSU) four-year Veterinarian program. My class was the last class able to split our time between OSU and Washington State University while OSU developed a complete small animal program to accompany their already great large animal program. While in school, I happily returned to work with EVH during summers and holidays to further my experience and keep up my relationships with the wonderful staff, clients and patients here. On June 5th 2006, I graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from both Oregon and Washington State Universities and re-joined my family here in the Klamath Basin. I also re-joined the team at EVH as Dr. Tawnia Shaw. I love medicine and surgery and always try to bring a fresh perspective to the hospital.
The Klamath Basin is my home and I love the people and animals that live here. By providing care to all of the animals in this area, I’m fulfilling my dream. In addition to working with dogs and cats, I work with exotic pets such as birds and reptiles. Holding a State Wildlife Rehabilitation permit from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, I also treat sick and injured wildlife from both Oregon and California. With a common goal of
treating, rehabilitating and releasing these animals back into the wild, I work closely with Badger Run Wildlife Rehab.
In my spare time I love interacting with my husband John, daughter Marty (born August of 2010), my family and our dogs, cats, horses and ferrets. I manage an informational pet healthcare website, The Happy Pet Vet. In my attempt to help as many animals as possible, I am involved with several Q & A forums. I enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding, gaming, reading science-fiction/fantasy novels and hold a black belt in American Kenpo Karate.