Dr. Shuping graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree in biology at North Carolina State University. She is interested in small animal medicine as well as aquatics, and holds a certificate degree in aquatic animal medicine. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Shuping recently moved to the Hampton Roads area where she enjoys exploring Virginia's historical sites and beaches. She spends her free time with her husband, and pets, Maverick and Lacey. "Being a vet is about more than just treating animals. It is about trying to understand them, so that we may treat them appropriately and to the best of our ability. It's about making their lives better."