Even as a child, Shannon Wilson knew she wanted to work with animals. As she passed through her school years, she discovered a passion for science. Veterinary medicine was an easy choice—a career in which she could pursue both.
Wilson achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut before entering the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated as a general practitioner with a specific interest in sports medicine and poor performance evaluations. She began her career at practices in New Jersey and New York state. In 2022, she returned to her Suffield, Connecticut roots and joined Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital.
Wilson notes that, “What I like about veterinary medicine is that no two days are alike and I get to spend my time around horses.” What she didn’t know was that she is allergic to goats and sheep—animals that she had little exposure to before starting her career. An initial interaction in veterinary school led to this discovery, “the hard way,” as she puts it.
In her spare time, Wilson enjoys running with her golden retriever and riding her off-track thoroughbred.