John Shaner, DVM
Dr. John Shaner is a California native who has spent his entire career in the Central Valley of California. After earning a Bachelor's degree at the University of Nevada-Reno, he spent four years at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Shaner began his career at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley where he worked as an associate in private practice for over 2 1/2 years. He then spent a couple more years learning how to start and run a practice for a corporate veterinary hospital.
It was during this time that Dr. Shaner was able to indulge in his favorite part of veterinary medicine-zoo medicine. He served as the local veterinarian to the zoo in Bakerfield.
Dr. Shaner has also been active in organized veterinary medicine as well, serving as the delegate from both Kern County and the Northern San Joaquin Veterinary Medical Association and later serving as the Chairman of the House of Delegates in the California Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Shaner's service to the community has not been lacking as well, acting as Vice President for the Northern San Joaquin Veterinary Medical Association and President of the local chapter for Thrivent Financial, non-profit, community-based, fund-raising organization. Dr. Shaner also spent 3 years as an adjunct professor at Modesto Junior College teaching students about veterinary medicine.
These days, when Dr. Shaner is not working at River Oak Veterinary Hospital or participating in one of the above activities, he is busy with his wife raising two little girls, and keeping watch over his Pugs, a cat and 3 chickens.