Dr. Shanna Plitt

Dr. Plitt has been a member of the Huffard Animal Hospital family since 2001. Although as a college student she began with us as a receptionist, her true passion involved working hands on with the animals. Thus, shortly after joining our team, she shifted to the position of veterinary technician. After a few years in that role, she was ready to fulfill her lifelong calling to become a veterinarian and excitedly accepted the offer to enroll at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Once the grueling, but gratifying work of veterinary school was complete, it was time to search for employment! Although her mentors counseled her to interview at several locations, she knew in her heart that the Huffard family was where she belonged. She was drawn back by their ability to offer quality medicine and preventative care in a multi-doctor practice, while still maintaining that “family doctor” feel.

Since her reunion with our hospital, Dr. Plitt has refined her practice and developed professional interests in the areas of surgery, endocrinology, and assisted nutrition. A self-proclaimed nerd, she thoroughly enjoys learning, and attends monthly continuing education meetings, including ultrasonography and dentistry seminars. Her drive to problem-solve keeps her wanting to try new things! So in her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, SCUBA, crafting, and has recently started ballroom dancing lessons.

Although Dr. Plitt has counted fish, frogs, cats, birds, ferrets, and rabbits among her family members in the past, her two mixed breed dogs Roxy and Dozer have really fueled her desire to be the veterinarian she would want for her own critters. They have been right alongside her throughout many major milestones in here life, (including the welcoming of an energetic little boy!) Dr. Plitt looks forward to getting to know you and your family.