Dr. Shannon Burroughs graduated with honors from North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh in 2010. After graduation, she worked full-time for 7 years treating small animals at a local busy animal hospital. She was the supervising veterinarian at the practice when she left to open her own mobile veterinary practice. Dr. Burroughs has also obtained her CVA (Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist) from the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL.
Dr. Burroughs also has a Master's Degree in Sociology and worked as a Social Worker for many years prior to becoming a veterinarian.
My husband and I met in graduate school at UNCG when we were both completing Master's Programs in Sociology. After graduation in 2000, we decided to teach English in South Korea for a year. At the end of our contract, with the money we had saved while living in South Korea, we traveled all over Southeast Asia and Central America for a year. At the time, almost everything we owned was in our two backpacks. It was mostly filled with clothes, anti-malarial medications, water and books. In order to afford our travels, we slept in youth hostels or stayed in the homes of local people and traveled almost entirely by train, bus or on foot.
In our travels to over 30 different countries (mostly developing) we saw many amazing sights, but also some very heartbreaking things including neglect and harm to animals. It was during these travels that I realized that I wanted to become a veterinarian.
When we returned home, I worked full-time and went to school full-time for 3 years in order to get the experiences I needed to apply for vet school. I was accepted at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (ranked third in the nation for veterinary medicine). After four years in this rigorous program, I finally became a veterinarian in 2010.
After graduation, I worked in a corporate veterinary hospital for 7 years. During this time, I felt that I needed more time with each client, and I noticed a need for affordable care in clients' homes. Many of my elderly clients expressed concern about getting their pets in, driving at night, etc. There were also the geriatric pets that my clients hated to have to bring in for care as it was difficult and painful to get them in and out of the car. Some pets got car sick. Others were dog aggressive and clients stressed about having to be around other pets in the waiting room or parking lot. I know very few cats that are excited about going to see the veterinarian and many pet parents have trouble getting them in the carriers to even get them to their appointments. In response to the many requests I've received over the years to start doing house calls, I decided to take the plunge and in 2017 I started a full service mobile veterinary practice.
In December 2022, I decided to transition to an in home euthanasia & end of life care exclusive practice so that I could focus on helping geriatric and other hospice care patients. There is a huge need in Wake County for same day access to in home euthanasia so I am honored to help fill that need. We usually do have same day availability for in home euthanasia.
I live in North Raleigh with my husband, and my 13 year old son. Our home is managed by 3 adopted lap cats: Ginger, Floofy Poof and Gracie. We also have 2 adopted dogs named Willow (a Beagle) and Cooper (a Hound mix), two backyard hens, aquarium fish and a bearded dragon named Cactus.
In my leisure time I love gardening, reading, traveling, pilates, cooking and arts & crafts.
We can often do same day in home euthanasia appointments. We serve Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Creedmoor, Morrisville, Durham, Knightdale, Apex, Garner, Youngsville, Bahama, Holly Springs and more. If you don't see your location on this list please ask if we come to you. We will go anywhere within about an hour of our North Raleigh location. We do not do late night appointments but we will go out as late as 7pm to most areas.
If you know that you will need our service in the near future but you're not ready yet, its still a good idea to CONTACT US now. When we know we have an ongoing end of life case we do certain administrative things to stay attentive to your messages.
If you believe that you will need our help soon, please reach out now.
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