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Emily Shani, DVM

Chief of Staff

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Dr. Emily Shani graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She practices small animal general medicine and focuses on providing compassionate care. Her attention to detail and availability to clients helps her stand out among her peers. She currently practices at the Banfield Pet Hospital in San Jose-Almaden where she is the Chief of Staff. Dr. Shani has a special interest in behavior and is one of the few general practitioners in the area that provides veterinary behavioral consults. Positive reinforcement paired with appropriate medication form the core of her approach to behavior. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Shani is involved with organized veterinary medicine. She was chosen as California's 2015 Emerging Leader by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and attended the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference. She has served as the youngest member of the Legislative Committee of the California Veterinary Medical Association since 2016. While in veterinary school, Dr. Shani was president of the UC Davis Student Chapter of the AVMA and was awarded numerous scholarships.

About Dr. Emily Shani

Associations & certifications

The CVMA's Veterinary Leadership Conference Emerging Leader Award 2016, Nestle Purina Scholarship for Achievement in Companion Animal Nutrition 2015, The CVMA Lifelong Learning Scholarship 2015, The Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship 2015, George and Helen Bailey Memorial Externship Scholarship 2014, Sweeney's Endowed Scholarship for Feline Care and Research 2014, The Student Chapter of the AVMA Leadership Scholarship 2013, American Society of Animal Science Honoree 2011, The Cornell University Morrison Award 2010 and 2011


University of California, Davis, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University, Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences Cum Laude with Distinction in Research

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Years in practice

2015 - 2021


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Language fluency

English, Hebrew (proficient), French (proficient)

Personal interests

Crafting, traveling, wine tasting, bar trivia, spending time with my family

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