Dr. Shi was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up always knowing that she wanted to be a veterinarian, and she has had a number of different pets including dogs, rabbits, hamsters, turtles, toads, and fish. Dr. Shi attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, but knew for a long time that she wanted to practice in California. She enjoys caring for all sorts of animals, both domestic and exotic including marine mammals. Apart from veterinary medicine, her interests include playing with her 3 dogs, hiking, movies, quality time with her husband, friends, and family.