Dr. Shepherd was born in Australia and worked as an engineering officer in the Royal Australian Air Force for 10 years. She attained her veterinary degree from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2009 and worked as a small animal first opinion veterinarian in Australia, England and Wales before moving to Jacksonville in 2015. Dr. Shepherd has worked with Banfield in Jacksonville for 2 years, at the Oakleaf hospital in 2015 and the Southside hospital in 2016. Dr. Shepherd has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and preventive medicine. She has a 6-year-old son and a cat, and enjoys travelling and exploring the outdoors.